A statement pout is a key look this season, but not all of us are blessed with voluptuous lips or fancy taking the hardcore collagen approach! If you love the trend and want to channel the look a la Kylie Jenner, we’ve put together some top pout-enhancing beauty tips to give you luscious lips with a clever touch of lip liner!
1. Draw a Line
Lip liner is the ultimate weapon in your pout-enhancing arsenal. It’s the foundation for your finished look, so it’s well worth taking some time to get it right. Choose a shade which matches your natural lip colour, then draw around the very outside of your lip line. This will provide definition and stop any “lipstick slippage” throughout the day (or night). Add an extra stroke of colour in the centre of your lips and blot well.
2. Lighten Up
A clever highlight can seriously maximise your lips, helping to pump up your pout. Use a pearlescent pencil in a paler shade and apply it to your Cupid’s bow and the lower quarter of your lower lip.
3. Add Some Colour
A bold shade will instantly enhance your lips, making them more noticeable which gives the appearance of fullness and definition. Choose a strong shade to match your look and complement your colouring, then apply liberally! Take your lipstick right up to your lip line, using a brush for greater precision.
4. Go Glossy
Matte lipstick may be a strong look, but glossy lips look larger because they reflect the light, creating an illusion of plumpness and fullness. Apply a gloss over your lipstick, adding it to the centre of your lips only to create depth and avoid a full-on glossy look.
You can give your lips a natural boost even before you start applying make up, simply by giving them a little attention to promote blood flow which increases plumpness. Some beauty experts recommend brushing with a soft toothbrush, others advocate gentle pinching to stimulate circulation. You could also consider a lip scrub to give your pout some proper TLC.
Do you love a luscious lip look? How do you enhance your pout? Share your secrets and your top beauty products with other readers below.