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Fake It To Fuller Lips

Are you like me and lost at the genetic lottery when lips are concerned? Don't worry, I've got your back. 

Kylie Jenner has been killing it recently and her lips are incredible. The youngest Jenner recently admitted to getting lip fillers which explains the drastic transformation but that doesn't mean you can't recreate the same effect at home. 
It is all about over lining the lips, highlighting and contouring, yet another thing the Kardashian/Jenner family are famous for. This term refers to the technique that gives the face dimension by putting shadows and light onto it through makeup. Normally this technique is used to sculpt the cheekbones but today we are going to use it to fake fuller lips. 
To fake fuller lips you are going to need 6 products: a lip scrub, lip balm, pink or nude lipstick, dark nude lip liner, highlighter and bronzer. You will also need two applicators, I used Real Techniques Accent and Detail brush. If you don't have either on hand don't worry, you just need a small and slim brush to add subtle details to the lips. This look can be created in 4 simple steps. 

The first step is ensuring your lips are looking their best by exfoliating and moisturising them. Before applying any makeup I like to exfoliate with Bubblegum by Lush lip scrub. You can use any lip scrub you have at hand as well as making your own (example here). By exfoliating your lips you are removing any dead skin cells, just the same as when you exfoliate your face, allowing for nice smooth lips. To optimise a smooth texture, follow your lip scrub with a moisturising lip balm.


Next it's time to add dimension to your lips! I like to add highlighter to the cupids bow and the center of my bottom life. Highlighter emphasises these areas, creating the illusion of fuller lips. Then add contour underneath my bottom lip, this creates the look of a shadow making the lips look bigger.
And it should look something like the right hand image. Don't worry, the highlight will not be so prominent when we are finished!


This step may take some practice and a lip liner sharpener. Don't worry, you'll have the hang of it in no time.

You're going to want to draw a line around your lip line. That is around, not on the lip line or inside the lip line but on the outside, especially on the centre of the lips. To make mine look more natural I start to steer onto my lip line as I get closer to the corners of my mouth. Another trick to keeping them looking natural is keeping a shape that is similar to your natural lips. The only area I will alter, if at all, is the cupids bow by making the 'V' shape less prominent.

Next, I will shade the outer corners of my lips with the same lip liner, making an almost ombre look on my lips. I will avoid the the middle third of my top and bottom lips. To make the shading seamless I will just blend the lip liner that is closest to the centre of my lip with my middle finger.
Remember to keep both sides looking as even as possible.


The final step is applying the lipstick. The colour you use has to be lighter than the lip liner. I like to use a light pink or nude colour but it's completely up to you. You can either apply the lipstick to the centre of your lips or all over, both look just as good. Afterwards, they should look a little something like this.

I love wearing this look during the day as well as the night because of how flattering it is. I feel like it is very natural and would work for anyone. Or, I'm just obsessed with fuller lips. Either way, I'm not going to complain, I love the way it looks.

Let me know if you try to recreate this look and tell me in the comments bellow what shades you used. Also, if you have social media, post some photos and tag me in them (@ntlsctt) so I can have a look.

- Natalie 

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4 comments:

  1. you did an awesome job, it looks really natural!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Thank you very much Danielle!

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  2. Great job, it looks flawless and makes you look gorgeous!

    ISA Professional

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