The wrinkles, creases, and groves in our lips are unique to us, and there’s a way to accentuate them with lipstick. Whether you have top-heavy, heart-shaped, or bottom-heavy lips, you can enhance your pout by highlighting the distinct contours and patterns in a way that can make your pout look picture-perfect. Wondering how to do that? Scroll down to find out…
- 01. For top-heavy lips
- 02. For bottom-heavy lips
- 03. For round lips
- 04. For heart-shaped lips
- 05. For wide lips
- 06. For flat lips
- 07. For thin lips
01. For top-heavy lips
For top-heavy lips, you’re looking to bring about an overall sense of symmetry that balances the fullness of your upper lip with your lower lip. If you like the fullness of your upper lip, define it with a lip liner before sweeping on a lipstick. You can also try underlining your upper lip with a liner, or use a concealer to soften the contours. Go ahead and overline your bottom lip to achieve that symmetry. You can dab a shade of nude eyeshadow on the centre of your lower lip to achieve a fuller pout. Stray away from glossy textures on your upper lip.
02. For bottom-heavy lips
Just like top-heavy lips, you’re looking to bring about a balance in the fullness of your lips. For your lower lip, use a concealer or foundation to conceal the edges just a little. Now, you can use a liner to recreate the contours of your lower lip. Overline your upper lip for some drama! After applying lipstick, blot the centre of your lip with nude eyeshadow to make your lips pop.
03. For round lips
A lot of people love this shape because it gives you a natural pout. Glossy, glittery, and shimmery formulas are ideal because they draw attention to the plushness of your lips, and enhance their fullness. You can also use matte lipstick as a base, and layer it with some gloss.
04. For heart-shaped lips
Do you know what makes heart-shaped lips so desirable? It’s the defined cupid’s bow! All you have to do is accentuate it a little. Try popping some highlighter on the bow to enhance the shape of your lips.
05. For wide lips
Wide lips are longer than they’re full. To add some fullness to them, you need to work on the centre of your lips. It’s quite a simple hack. Just blot some glossy lipstick or highlighter in the center after applying your usual shade. Use nude lipstick with a matte texture for best results.
06. For flat lips
It’s time to fake a fuller-looking pout. Lips that are flatter lack curves. In order to create curves, line the contours of your lip, and emphasise the ‘M’ shape of your upper lip since you don’t have traditional bow-shaped lips. Avoid using darker shades; instead, use a lighter one, and layer a shimmery highlighter on the centre of your lips.
07. For thin lips
If you have thinner lips, your lip liner is your trusted sidekick. Overline your lips to make them look fuller. Don’t go overboard with the liner though. You don’t want to seem too obvious with the overlining. It must connect with your natural lip-line. Smudge the liner for a natural look, and fill in your lip with a colour of your choice. Add a dash of highlighter to the centre of your lips for volume.