This Clever Lip Trick Will Give You Fuller Lips
It's got to the stage where makeup can do some very clever things. Need a slimmer face? We contour, strobe and highlight. Want flawless skin? We conceal. Need fatter brows? You can fill them to perfection. When it comes to lips there's definitely a trend towards a bee-stung fullness — no one can deny the online tidal wave of the trending #KylieJennerLips or #KylieJennerChallenge and the subsequent makeup-verses-injections debate.
Whilst we now know that Kylie did opt for fillers to get her famous pout, there are other ways you can plump up your lips without such drastic action. And it all comes down to shading. We're calling it the lip contour craze, the best beauty lip trick of all time: ombré lipstick. Not only do you get to wear two amazing shades at once, you instantly create depth and fullness. Make Up Store's general manager and creative director Maria Gabriel says, "The technique has changed from the ombré shifting from top-to-bottom on the lip, to instead start at the corners of the mouth and fading into the centre." If you're after a Betty Boop centre-full pucker go for the new outer-shading technique, but if you just want all-over fullness use the original darker lip liner technique.
Read on to take a look at both types of this #TuesdayTrend, read Maria's step-by-step how-to and watch a real girl get the look — we predict you'll be pulling out your favourite complementary lip colours in no time to give this a try.