Did you try the Kylie Jenner lip challenge? How’d that turn out? I didn’t hear too many success stories. Regardless, I understand the desire to make your lips look a little bigger; sucking on a shot glass just doesn’t seem like the best way to go about it, really.
I was thinking there has to be a better way to achieve your own version of Kylie’s lips that doesn’t require anything other than your makeup bag. Turns out, I was right. Make your pucker powerful with these 5 tricks to make your lips look bigger.
1. Exfoliate Your Lips
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When your lips are flaky, they reflect less light making them appear smaller. Exfoliating increases the blood flow to your lips giving them a fuller appearance. To exfoliate, gently brush your lips in light circular motions with your tooth brush.
2. Put Concealer Over Your Lips to Fake a Larger Lip Line
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Over draw and fill in your lips with concealer to create a larger canvas. Follow the new line you created with concealer when applying lipstick.
3. Draw an X on Your Cupid’s Bow
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If you’re not into lining your entire lip, just draw an X to define your Cupid’s Bow. A defined Cupid’s Bow makes your top lip look larger, in turn making your entire kisser look larger.
4. Fill the Center of Your Lips with Lip Gloss
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Use a clear gloss or a shade close to your lipstick shade to add definition and shine to your pout. The gloss will reflect light and make your lips appear more voluminous.
5. Avoid Dark Lipstick
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Darker lipstick can make your lips appear smaller, lucky for you — natural nude shades aren’t just trendy, they’re really beautiful!
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