January 27, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

How to Fake Fuller Lips

When it comes to makeup, sometimes less is not more. This is especially true for lipstick. We say, when it comes to showing off your pout, go big or go home — even if you have to fake it! We love the recent trend of exaggerated lips that has been sweeping the beauty world. Nothing is cooler than a pretty, full pout, right? Well, we found a way to achieve this look without injections or tingly glosses that set your mouth on fire. Check out this super easy tutorial and get ready to pucker up!

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Step 1. Lightly dust your upper and lower lip with translucent setting powder, to prevent the lip color from bleeding or fading.

Step 2. Grab a natural or light brown lip liner (we love Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Naked 2) and line your lips. Make sure to follow this foolproof lining method:

●     Start by heavily lining the curve of your bottom lip. Make sure you’re lining just slightly outside of your lip’s natural shape in this area. Then, line the sides of your bottom lip, making sure to stay within the lip’s natural shape (you don’t want to make the lips look too exaggerated or clown-like).

●     Line the top lip by sticking to the natural lip shape when working on the sides and extending the liner just slightly outside of the lip’s borders when lining the cupid’s bow.

●     Color in the inner borders of the top and bottom lips, so there’s a bit of an ombré effect.

Step 3. Fill in your lips with a natural, matte lipstick like Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Daringly Nude. Use a lip brush or press your lips together several times to ensure the color is blended in well with the lip liner. And viola, a naturally plump pout!

What are your tips for achieving a fuller pout? Spill your secrets in the comments below!

Photographer: Erin Laine
Model: Angela Melero

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