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16 Tricks To Making Your Lips Look Full

Surgery? Nope.

1. To prep lips, apply lip balm or use a cotton swab to coat lips with Aquaphor.

2. Exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush by gently moving the bristles in small concentric circles all over your lips.

3. Apply foundation to the lips for a smoother lipstick application.

4. Dab a little highlighter at the center of your top lip.

5. Over-line your Cupid's bow with a lip liner that's 1 or 2 shades darker than your natural lip color.

6. If you're not into lip liner, master your lipstick application by drawing an "X" in the center of your top lip.

7. Then, use the liner to fill in the space between your new lip line and your natural one.

8. Contour the lips with a liner 1 or 2 shades darker than the original to emphasize the natural shadow of your lips.

9. And use a concealer brush to apply a darker neutral powder right below your bottom lip line.

10. Fill in lips with a matte lipstick.

11. To make any lipstick matte, dab translucent or skin-colored powder on top of the lipstick.

12. Add a shimmery powder to the center of top and bottom lips.

13. Or you can use lip gloss—but only in the center.

14. Clean up any harsh lines with a concealer brush.

15. Hold a napkin or tissue over lips and brush on translucent powder to prevent lipstick from smudging.

16. And do this to keep lipstick from getting on your teeth.


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