How to Fake Fuller Lips in Just 4 StepsMay 25, 2021
Pick the Right Tools
To achieve a natural-looking full lip, it’s all in the product. Here, Williamson used the NYX Professional Makeup Dazed & Diffused Blurring Lipstick in Day Drink to match the red lipstick. The magic of these lip colors lies in their crayon formula — it’s velvety enough to precisely line your lips while still giving you the ability to blur them out as you please. You’ll also need a dark pencil lip liner, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Anti-Feathering Lip Liner in Dark Chocolate.
Use the Dark Pencil to Outline
“Lining with the deep liner should always come first because you’re going to end up going over that liner with the lipstick shades,” says Williamson. “This will help camouflage the liner, while still getting that depth of color.” For a full lip, overline the lips by about a millimeter with the darker lip pencil. This will help build the illusion of a plumper pout.
Use the Pencil to Shade the Corners
Next, you’re going to add more dimension around the perimeter of your lips with the red liner. “Fill the top lip with liner, including the corners, and only fill in the corners of your bottom lip,” says Williamson. “You’ll want to leave the center of the bottom lip open, which is about the width of your front four teeth.”
Apply Your Lipstick
Grab a lipstick of your choice in two shades, a lighter and a darker one (our current fave is the NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick.) “Start by applying the darker shade all over the lips, and use a lip brush to diffuse and blend the color into the liner,” says Williamson. Then add a small touch of the lighter shade to that open space on your bottom lip from earlier.