One of the biggest beauty trends of the moment (or arguably THE biggest) is bigger and fuller lips. Think Angelina Jolie’s sexy plump lips or Kylie Jenner’s large and full lips. Luscious and full lips exudes sexiness, that many women hope to achieve for themselves. Fortunately for some, they are blessed with naturally plump-looking lips. As for the not-so-fortunate ones, fret not! With Sephora’s extensive selection of lip products, here are some nifty cheats and tools to achieving those luscious lips.
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You might have finally settled on that perfect lip stick shade. But these efforts would be for naught if you have lips looking dehydrated and thin. Keep your lips soft by removing dry and dead skin with Sara Happ Lip Scrub (that comes in three flavours – Vanilla Bean, Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Brown Sugar). To retain that supple and moisturised lips all day long, complement your routine with the ILIA Lip Conditioner. It has SPF15 which is a must-have to ensure your lips are well-protected and nourished even under the strong sun rays!
2) Outline and Over-Draw Your Lip Shape
To create the appearance of a plumper-looking lips, try using a nude lip liner such as BECCA’s Nude Lip Pencil. Use the nude coloured end to outline your lip a little past your natural lip line, creating that amplifying effect. Flip to the coloured end to set the base beneath your lipstick or lip tint, creating that fuller lip definition. Alternatively, invest in a lip primer like TOO FACED’s Lip Insurance Lip Primer, which locks down the lipstick colour and prevents fading or creasing.
3) Pick A Nude or Lighter Lipstick
Similar to how clothes of lighter shades tend to make you appear somewhat bigger, the same goes for lipsticks colours. Opt for a nude or light lipstick to create the effect of fuller and larger lips. Try Artist Natural Lipstick from Make Up For Ever for that natural-looking lips, with nourishing properties that leaves your lips moisturised.
However, if you are the type that needs variety, try Mirenesse’s Le Rose Bomb! Lip Bomb Laquer 4 Piece Kit. This new innovation in lip colour, also known as lip bomb, comes in a beautiful diamond encrusted gift box (don’t we all love some sparkly and pretty designs) with not one, but four different lip colours! Either use the lip bombs separately or mix them together to create your very own custom shades for juicy-looking lips.
4) Slap On Lip Gloss When In A Hurry
We are all too familiar with the constant hustle and bustle of life. If you are constantly as busy as a bee, perhaps invest in Mirenesse’s Glossy Kiss Lips/Cheeks Sexy Sultry Look Trio to slap on in a hurry. Coming in three different colours, this lip gloss delivers an instant colour and shine to your lips. Additionally, this highly-pigmented and glossy formula is non-sticky and packed with enriching vitamins to keep your lips looking full and smooth the entire day!
5) Use A Lip Plumper
Lip plumpers are a cheaper and instant alternative to get fuller, bee-stung lips. They can subtly add shape and volume to your lips. Try Mirenesse’s Velvet Lip Lift Plumper Moisture Shine Mini Box Kit. This lip plumper comes with microcollagen which gives that instant “plump” to your lips. Additionally, the rich colour is self-renewing on your lips, so you do not have to worry about faded lips. The glossy effect adds to the softening and conditioning of your lips, providing the necessary hydration and keeping your lips full-looking even at the end of the day!
6) Be Daring With Bold Colours
You can still achieve luscious-looking lips with bold colours without looking like The Joker from Batman. The trick is to using a darker lip liner to create an ombre look for fuller, larger-looking lips. Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil from Urban Decay is a great lip pencil with a creamy effect for lasting lip colour. Coming in five different shades of red to match your lipstick colour, this waterproof lip pencil is packed with Vitamin E, cottonseed oil and jojoba oil to nourish the skin round the clock. With its smooth pencil-tip, it allows a more precision outlining of lips. After all, Gwen Stefani’s famous bold red lips need to last on-stage and in the limelight, which is exactly what we want to achieve.
7) When in doubt, add Lip Gloss!
Not sure if your lips are exuding that right amount of glossiness? A neat trick is to dab a little lipgloss, like 3CE’s Glass Gloss Transparency or Wet N Wild’s MegaSlicks Lip Gloss, to the centre of your bottom lip. This will allow your lips to reflect light, giving off the illusion of plumper and pouty-looking lips.
Earn up to 8.0% cashback when you purchase these fantastic lip products with Sephora voucher codes through ShopBack. So what are you waiting for! Time to get started on practising your luscious lip-look!
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