After clear skin and healthy hair, if there’s one thing every woman wants, it is plump and fuller-looking lips. While the first two can be achieved by religiously following skin and hair care routines, the options to get bigger lips are not so simple. It is also expensive if you are looking for a permanent way to do it. Women faked fuller lips way before lip fillers came into existence.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the Kardashian-Jenner clan, it is using makeup to transform your look completely. Before Kylie started getting lip fillers, she used makeup to get that gorgeous pout and you can too! If you’ve always desired plump and bigger lips, we are about to make your wish come true. In this article, we will reveal a step-by-step method to get bigger lips using makeup as well as with the help of home remedies and a few facial exercises! If you are ready, let’s get started right away!


1. How to get bigger lips using makeup

How to get bigger lips using makeup

The first and probably quickest and easiest way to get bigger lips is with the use of makeup. This method does not require any extra products and you can achieve fuller-looking lips with the use of a few basic products in your arsenal. Ready to find out what you need and how to do it? Simply follow the steps below.


Step 1: Exfoliate your lips

Step 01: Exfoliate your lips

You know how you use a face scrub to get rid of dead skin cells before applying makeup on your face to get that perfect base? Well the same goes for your lips as well. If you want fuller and bigger lips, start by exfoliating your lips. You can use one of your face scrubs or prepare a concoction of olive oil and brown sugar and massage your lips for a minute or two to get rid of flaky skin and make it soft and smooth.


Step 2: Hydrate your lips

Step 02: Hydrate your lips

The next step is to hydrate your lips before putting on any form of makeup. Well hydrated lips naturally appear fuller and bigger. You can use a nourishing lip balm and reuse it throughout the day whenever your lips feel dry. Apart from this, don’t forget to drink enough water to stay hydrated from the inside. Your lips tend to get drier when your body is dehydrated.


Step 3: Overline your lips

Step 03: Overline your lips

In order to make your lips look bigger, you need to go a little further than your natural lip line. How do you do that? It’s simple, take your concealer and dab it all over your lips. Then take a lip liner and draw an outline slightly outside your natural lip line. Then just fill in your lips using your favourite lipstick to get that perfect pout. Lipstick shades also play a vital role in this, if you pick dark shades like berry or deep brown, they will give the illusion of thin lips. Instead go for bright and light shades.


Step 4: Apply a lip gloss

Step 04: Apply a lip gloss

This tiny two-second step is essential to get bigger looking lips, so don’t miss out on it. Take a clear gloss or something that matches the shade of your lipstick and dab it at the centre of your lips, both at the top and bottom. The product will attract light to your pout and make it look fuller.


Step 5: Dab some highlighter

Step 05: Dab some highlighter

Another trick to get bigger lips is by applying a little bit of highlighter on your Cupid’s bow. You can even apply a bit of matte bronzer below the lower lip just above your chin to create the illusion of lifted lips. Try this makeup trick and see how it transforms the looks of your lips.


Step 6: Try a lip plumper

Step 06: Try a lip plumper

Some women swear by lip plumpers, these products have ingredients that cause your lips to swell up for some time. It does so by increasing the blood flow to the lips. This makes them appear bigger and the pout better. Bigger lips sans filler? We say yes, please!


Step 7: Add dimension

Step 07: Add dimension

Last but not the least, this little makeup trick is going to give you bigger lips in seconds. All you have to do is create dimension, at the centre of your lips. After applying your favourite lip shade, pick a slightly lighter shade and apply it in the middle of your lips. This will amp up your pout in an instant.


2. Home remedies to get bigger lips

Home remedies to get bigger lips

So what if you weren’t born with fuller lips, achieving them naturally is not as difficult as you think. In fact, there are a few DIYs that you can use to get bigger lips at home, naturally. To give your lips a boost, try one of the DIY recipes mentioned below.


- Cayenne pepper lip plumper

Cayenne pepper lip plumper

One of the oldest and natural lip plumping techniques is the use of cayenne pepper. The spiciness of the pepper plumps up the lips instantly. Mix a small amount of pepper with water to form a thin paste and apply on your lips, leave it on for about 10 minutes then rinse off with water. Make sure your lips are not cracked or peeled as it can cause irritation and itching.


- Cinnamon lip scrub

Cinnamon lip scrub

To exfoliate and plump your lips at the same time, use this easy DIY cinnamon lip scrub recipe. In a bowl add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a tablespoon of sugar. Mix well and massage this on your lips for about 5-10 minutes, this will increase blood flow to the lips and make them appear fuller. It will also remove flaky skin and hydrate your lips to make them soft and smooth.


- Peppermint oil lip gloss

Peppermint oil lip gloss

Turn your favourite lip gloss into a lip plumping product simply by using peppermint essential oil. Take a tube of unscented clear gloss and add six drops of peppermint essential oil to it along with 1/8th teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Mix it with the wand and apply it to your lips as a lip plumper to get bigger lips in an instant.


- Cinnamon plump brush

Cinnamon plump brush

Cinnamon is widely used as a natural ingredient to plump up lips. You can use it in various different ways, the powder is a natural and easier form to obtain it in, but you can also opt for cinnamon essential oil. To do the cinnamon plump brush technique, all you have to do is take a small quantity of vaseline on a plate, then add a small portion of cinnamon powder or a few drops of essential oil to it and mix. Take a clean toothbrush and scoop the mixture onto it, apply over lips and massage it for a few minutes. Wash off to get soft, smooth and plump lips naturally.


3. Facial exercises for bigger lips

Facial exercises for bigger lips

If you wish to get bigger lips naturally, a few facial exercises can also work for you. These will offer long term results. These exercises are easy and can be easily done at any time during the day. They will also improve your facial muscles, thereby keeping signs of ageing at bay.


- Whistling


Yes, the first facial exercise is as simple as whistling. The act of whistling works up your facial and lip muscles. When done a few times a day, regularly, it can enhance the pout and give you bigger lips. While whistling, you should feel some soreness and tension around the mouth area, this usually means you’re doing it right.


- Pucker up

Pucker up

Kissing is another way to get plump and bigger lips. Well, we are not asking you to actually kiss (if you can, nothing like it!) but pucker up your lips as if kissing, using all your energy as you would while kissing. Keep your lips pursed for 10-15 seconds and repeat 10 times. Do this at least thrice daily for best results.


4. FAQs about bigger lips

FAQs about bigger lips

Q. How do you make your lips naturally bigger?

A. There are a few ways to fake fuller-looking lips naturally. You can do this with the help of makeup, lip plumping products, DIY recipes as well as a few facial exercises.

Q. Can vaseline make your lips bigger?

A. Vaselines hydrates your lips, giving it a healthy shine, this can give the appearance of plumper lips. You can also add ingredients like cinnamon powder or peppermint essential oil to vaseline and apply on your lips as a DIY recipe.

Main image courtesy: @kyliejenner