I've always wanted to learn all of the different makeup tips to make lips look bigger and sexier so I can have luscious lips Angie Jolie – I'm sure I'm not the only one that wants lips like her right? If you've been dying to find all of the perfect makeup tips to make lips look bigger, I've them all below! Everything from lip plumping gloss all the way to exfoliating your lips to make sure that they look beautiful!
1. Lip Liner
The first makeup tip to make lips look bigger all revolves around lip liner! I know that you might not think that lip liner makes any difference but it does! You can actually make your lips look huge when you line them in lip liner. Also, lip liner can actually make your lipstick stay on so much longer and your lips look totally lush!
2. Lip Plumping Gloss
This is one of my favorite makeup tips to make lips look bigger. I use this tip all of the time when I am in a pinch and really want my lips to look big. Just slather on a bit of lip gloss, make sure that it is the lip plumping kind and go! It's super easy, requires no lipstick or liner and it's a great way to naturally plump up your lips!
3. Avoid Dark Lipsticks
You know how black is a really slimming color for your figure? Well, darker colors in general can make your lips look smaller than what they are! This makeup tip to make lips look bigger all revolves around color! Avoid darker colors, because they will shrink your lips instead of make them look plump and lush!
4. Shiny Lips
Did you know that shiny lips actually look much fuller than they actually are? So after your lipstick (or even instead of your lipstick), why not slather on a bit of gloss to make your lips look slick and chic? For me, I actually use a bit of tinted colored gloss, it adds shine and color to my lips!
When you are trying to make your lips look soft and super full, you've got to take the time and exfoliate them. What I do is actually take a soft bristled toothbrush and rub it along my lips to get any flakes off. This works wonders girls and it's totally one of the best makeup tips to make lips look bigger!
6. Tinted Gloss
Remember when I mentioned tinted gloss up there? This is definitely a great alternative to lipstick or lip stain that can make your lips appear smaller. Instead, grab your favorite color in a tinted lip gloss and go a little crazy! For me, I always choose a bright pink!
7. Warm Lipstick Shades
If you do want to stick with your lipstick, don't worry, just pick some warm lipstick shades! This makeup tip to make your lips look bigger all revolves around the colors that you are choosing! Oranges, deep reds, nothing too dark but nothing too light either. There has to be a balance!
8. Exfoliate with Cinnamon
Remember when I talked about exfoliating? Try to do it with a little bit of cinnamon in there! Truthfully, the cinnamon will wake up your senses and will stimulate your lips to make them that much more plump and luscious. This trick works for me all of the time!
If you want to add some pout to your look, a great trick is to use light to your advantage. Try taking a highlighter, applying it right on your Cupid’s bow and then gently blending it with your finger. This simple trick will help make your lips appear fuller and plumper. For extra plump go ahead and add some lip gloss in the middle of your upper and lower lip. The gloss will help give an illusion of fuller looking mouth.
If you are in a hurry, just apply some Vaseline on your lips! Not only is it a great moisturizer that will help to make your lips smoother in the long run, but it helps make your lips look fuller. Just like the lip gloss trick mentioned above, it gives an illusion of enhanced lip volume.
11. Nude Liner
A great makeup artist tip is to line and fill in your pout with nude lip liner before applying any color. This helps to create one, uniform canvas which helps to ensure color that will last for a while. It also creates a slightly bigger base for your lipstick, which in turn helps to make your lips look fuller.
12. Two Shades
This may take some practice, but it will pay off when you master it! To get this look, apply a slightly darker lip gloss, or lipstick, to the middle of your lips. After that step is complete, line the outer ridges in a significantly lighter color. This creates a pout that looks like you're ready to give someone a kiss!
13. Lip Liner Trick
Another trick is to go ahead and line just along the outer ridge of your lips with your lip liner. Doing this, instead of putting liner on the line helps to make your lips look naturally bigger. If you do it right, you won't even be able to tell that you have extra liner on!
14. Keep Your Pencil Sharp
I'm guilty of very rarely sharpening my lip liner! But a blunt tip doesn't blend the color as evenly, and makes the definition of your lips more blurry. So keep a sharpener nearby, and whenever you feel like your lip pencil is getting more dull, sharpen it right away!
15. Use a Lipstick Brush
Sexy lips aren't all about looking big and shiny, they should look soft and even, too. Using a lipstick brush, as opposed to your finger or the lipstick itself, gives your makeup a nice finish. A lipstick brush enables your lips to look smoother and more feminine; a look you're sure to love!
16. Apply Concealer
Before you put on anything, cover your entire lip with concealer in order to create a blank canvas where you'll soon create your masterpiece! Just like how foundation helps make your face look more put together and pretty, creating a smooth surface for your lips will help them look fuller and sexier.
17. Brown Eyeliner Trick
Makeup is all about creating art, and part of art is illusion! By applying brown eyeliner, lightly and carefully, just beneath your lower lip line, you'll create the illusion of a shadow cast by your lips. This not only makes your lips appear bigger, but also more dramatic and attention-grabbing!
This is a step you might often forget in your makeup routine, but if you want to maximize the sexiness of your lips, you'll have to take the extra ten seconds to do so! Regardless of the lipstick color you choose, you want it to look as rich and passionate as possible. To achieve this look, apply one coat of lipstick, blot with a tissue, then reapply the lipstick. This will make your lip color last longer and look bolder.
19. Take Breaks
I love lipstick as much as the next girl, but wearing it every day can dehydrate your lips. Give your lips a few rest days when all you wear is chapstick. Show them some TLC, and the next time you wear lipstick they’ll show you how sexy they can be!
So girls, there you have it! All of my top makeup tips to make your lips look sexier! What other makeup tips to make your lips look more luscious are out there? Any you want to share?
This article was written in collaboration with editors Lydia Sheehan and Sabrina Yates.