When Kylie Jenner transformed the shape of her lips from thin to plump, the internet lost its collective cool. Everyone wanted a fuller, statement-making pout which made people go to the extent of taking up the extremely cringe-worthy ‘Kylie Jenner lip challenge’. No, you don’t need to lip fillers or internet challenges to make your lips appear fuller, when you can easily achieve it with the power of makeup…
Prep with a DIY lip scrub
Before you begin your lip routine, remember that it’s extremely necessary to prep your lips for best results. Nothing too fussy–just head to the kitchen and grab some cinnamon, brown sugar, honey and Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Cinnamon has anti-bacterial properties, brown sugar helps exfoliate, honey moisturises and Vaseline Petroleum jelly restores the moisture. Mix all of these together and give your lips a nice 2-minute exfoliation. You can also leave the scrub on for about 10 minutes. This will help you get healthy, plump and soft lips.
Once your lips are free of all the dead skin cells and flakiness, immediately hydrate them using the Lakmé Lip Love Lip Care for intense moisture.
In order to make your lips appear fuller, the natural line of your lips needs to be blurred out. Achieve this by dabbing a concealer or a foundation to your lips. An added advantage of this is that the colour of your lipstick pops and stays bulletproof throughout the day. You can use a powder foundation such as the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation.
Once the foundation is applied, grab your lip liner and start lining your lips above their natural line–remember to do this gently without making it look too stark. Use the Lakmé Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner for this.
Next, fill your lips with a lipstick of your choice–remember to match it with the lip liner shade. We have used the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Colour in the shade Soaked Berries.
Give your plump pout some dimension by highlighting your cupid’s bow using a shimmery highlight. Achieve this with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette, Silver.
And there you have it–fuller, plump lips in a jiffy!