In this I'm going to tell you what I do to fake fuller lips. This isn't something I do all the time but, when I feel like it, I think it does help.
First I exfoliate the lips. I use a lip scrub from Becca and Mars that I got on Etsy. It's a sugar lip scrub and it's edible so you just lick it off pretty much. It's also very moisturizing which I love. Then I use my Dior Lip Maximizer which is supposed to help plump the lips. I leave it on while I contour the lips. I take a contour powder or a shadow whatever you want to use and a small dense brush and I put it above the sides of the upper lip and below the sides of the lower lip. I blend it over under the center of the bottom lip too. This just creates a shadow so that the lips look like they're more full.
If there is a lot of gloss still left on the lips I'll blot them some but usually there isn't by the time I get ready to line them. I don't over draw them lately. You certainly can but I haven't really. I keep the line on the outer part of the natural line though so it's still my shape but just slightly fuller. I'm using Soar from MAC in this. Next I apply my lip color which is Lovely from ABH. It's a nice mauve shade. I use a lip brush so that It's a bit sharper and easier to control the product and where I want it to go without being too messy and too much product. Then I apply a gloss. Gloss always makes your lips look fuller because the light reflects off the shine of the gloss. I used Metallic Rose from ABH. It has flecks of glitter in it so it catches the light more than an opaque gloss. The gloss is a close shade to the lip color. You could also use a clear gloss or any gloss really.
Next I use a highlighter on the cupids bow. I'm using ABH Sand highlighter but you can use any shade. You can also use a white liner to highlight as well. I just apply it with my finger. This really defines the cupid's bow and makes it more prominent.
And that's that. That's pretty much all I do. I don't add a light shade on the actual lip like some people do because the gloss would cover that up. If you were using a more sheer gloss yo.u could apply it over the lip color. For that I like using the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. Concealer would work just as well.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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