Guess what’s the latest buzz in beauty town? Here’s a hint. It’s something to do with contouring. No, it’s not face contouring or leg contouring or nose contouring. It’s a contouring technique that will give you fuller, plumper lips without a needle. Yes, lip contouring is a thing, girls!

Ever envied the oh-so famous Angelina Jolie’s pout? Well, you too can flaunt fuller lips with this latest contouring method. So, what exactly is lip contouring, you ask? It is a makeup trend that helps you fake bigger lips that look natural and not clown-like. It actually boosts the size and shape of your lips by adding more dimension.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you contour your li[s and fake a fuller pout in minutes.

step by step guide to lip contouring

Step 01: If you’re a beginner, then start with lighter hues. Neutral tones are naturally illuminating, whereas darker colours may tend to make your lips look thinner. Also, fixing mistakes becomes easier when you use lighter shades.

Step 02:  Prep your lips because you don’t want cracks or flaky skin ruining your big, bold pout. Also, any imperfections will be clearly visible on lips that are in-your-face. So, before you go in with the actual technique, scrub your lips to get rid of dead cells and follow it up with a lip balm.

step by step guide to lip contouring

Step 3: You’ll be surprised to know that the beauty product that helps you hide any imperfections and blemishes on your face, can also help add coverage to your lips. We’re talking about concealer! Applying concealer on your lips will not only give you an even base to work on, but also allow your lipstick to stick to your lips better. You can use the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer.

Step 4: Take a lighter shade of lip liner, preferably a nude and line your lips with it. Start lining a little outside your natural lip line to give your lips a plumper effect. Go ahead and fill in your lips with the same liner.

Step 5: Now, take another lip liner in a darker shade such as the Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Lip Definer - Sepia and fill in the corners of your lips midway through. Draw two vertical lines across your upper lip and three on your bottom lip with the same liner. Do not smudge.

Step 6: Lastly, fill in your lips with lipstick. To prevent the harsh lines from showing prominently, make sure you blend your lipstick well. Use a lip brush for a smooth application. You can try the Elle 18 Go Matte Lip Crayons - 08 Hyper Brown.

BB pro tip: Make sure to match your lip liner with your lipstick by picking colours from the same family.

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