How can I make my lips look fuller with make-up?

How can I make my lips look fuller with make-up?

How can I make my lips look fuller with make-up?

You just need a few clever make-up tricks.

Freelance make-up artist Ms Lan Nguyen-Grealis, who was recently in town to create all the make-up looks at Digital Fashion Week with The Body Shop, shows you how.

1. Use two complementary lip liners to set the base

Pick a darker shade, such as burgundy, and line lips and shade the outer corners of the lips with it.

Shade in the rest of the inner lip with a lighter shade of lip liner, such as a rose pink.

2. Layer lipstick on top

Apply two complementary lipstick colours on top of the respective darker and lighter shades of lip liners.

For instance, scarlet red on the burgundy liner shaded area, and a dusty pink on the light rose pink liner parts.

Blend the edges of both shades together with a lip brush, for a seamless gradation of colour.

The lighter inner lip area creates the illusion of fuller lips (photo).

3. Polish

You can choose to dust on some translucent loose powder or matching eyeshadow on top of the lipstick to give it a matte, velvety finish.

Otherwise, layer on some clear gloss for high-shine lips.


Dior Contour Lipliner, $34, from Dior counters

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss, $46, from Chanel counters

The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick, $22.90, from The Body Shop

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip, $34, from Sephora stores

Bourjois Levres Contour Edition, $13.50, from selected personal care stores and department stores

This article was first published on Nov 7, 2014.
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