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There’s no secret that wearing dark colors makes you look slimmer (hello my favorite black dress). The same idea applies to makeup: when you wear dark colored lipsticks, it makes your lips look smaller. Wear lighter colors, and they automatically look bigger. Choosing the correct light shade of lipstick is tricky though- you don’t want something too light that can appear frosty or make you look ill. Wearing a pale pink that has a satin finish (no frosty finishes!) is the most flattering.
My favorite ones are:
This step is the easiest way to get fuller lips as lipgloss reflects light, making the lips look super shiny and full. For an added bonus, wear a lip plumping lipgloss like DuWop’s Lip Venom or Bare Escentuals Buxom Lipgloss. Again, choose colors that are a bit lighter.
This is my favorite trick as it makes your lips almost 3D effect. Take a white eyeliner (if you have dark skin, choose a tan eyeliner) and apply a thin layer just above the cupid’s bow and below the lower lip; blend in with your fingers so there’s no obvious white line. The lightness around the lips gives the illusion of light and makes the lips pop more.
The one I used was Urban Decay’s Eyeliner in “Yeyo”
My Lips Before: (no, these aren’t the same picture- I swear! Not sure how the 2 pictures were taken 30 minutes apart yet look the same. Freaky! haha)
My Lips After: