Beauty

How to Fake Fuller Lips

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Celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson have been known for years for their beautifully full lips. These days, Kylie Jenner’s unusually plump pout has become the talk of the town and center of attention on social media. Some lucky ladies are naturally born with a fuller set of lips, while others (cough, Kylie) opt for the needle-enhanced pout. We think that there is no need to go to extremes to get pretty pillowy lips—our motto is: fake ’em! 

PREP 

Start with a blank canvas and cover lips with a creamy concealer. By doing this, lips will blend into your skin and make the lip-lining process boundary-less.

LINE 

Without getting carried away, use a lip liner that is as close to your natural lip shade as possible to create a defined faux-lip just outside the natural perimeter of the lips. This will ensure that lips appear larger than they really are.

APPLY COLOR

Fill in the area inside the line with your favorite nude lipstick (Tom Ford has some great options) to keep the look as natural as possible. We recommend using a lip brush for precise application.

FINISHING TOUCH

Use a lip plumping formula to finish off the look. This way, you will moisturize, and add shine and a little bit of volume to your lips.

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Tom Ford Lip Color, $50 at BloomingdalesToo Faced Lip Injection Extreme, $28 at Beauty.comE.L.F. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer, $3 at Drugstore.com; NARS Velvet Lip Liner, $24 at Nordstrom