Beautifully full lips are a classic beauty desire, yet as we age volume naturally diminishes. Today’s new generation of lip plumpers deliver a 3-dimensional, voluminous look with a youthful allure. Plump up that pucker – sans the surgery - with our edit of glosses, treatments and lipsticks that promise to deliver the perfect bee-stung pout.
The Contour Shaper
For those who want to redefine their lip contours, YSL Beauté’s Top Secrets Re-plumping Lip & Contour Shaper is a targeted concentrate for lips inspired by the beauty tips of professionals. The volumising treatment visibly transforms the lips to create more definition for a plumping effect.
The Serious Lip Booster
Those looking to take a more clinical approach should consider Estée Lauder’s New Dimension Plump + Fill Expert Lip Treatment, which is a two-step system to deliver more plumped-looking, contours. The Expert Filler serum is formulated with a rich infusion of light-diffusing optics and an advanced pro-collagen complex that with consistent and continued use helps to give smoother and fuller looking lip contours. The Expert Plumper is a balm that delivers plumping hydration, to be used to boost the multi-level shaping technology behind the filler.
The Perfect Plumper
Give your lips instant plumping action with Dior Beauty’s Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, containing a rich blend of collagen and marine-based fillers to leave lips plump and more voluptuous. After 15 consecutive days of use – use it as part of your skin care routine to prime your lips before adding colour – the soft vanilla-mint scented gloss will leave your pout looking noticeably fuller and more defined.
The Pout Enhancer
If you’re looking for a subtle pout, Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Lipstick gently plumps with hyaluronic acid spheres. It also conditions the lips with commiphora oil which is quickly absorb into lips providing deep and long lasting moisturisation, smoothing the surface and delivering a velvety texture for an extra soft fullness.
Expert Tips & Tricks How to Fake Fuller Lips
Los Angeles based makeup artist Amber Dreadon, whose clientele includes pop music’s Katy Perry, Lorde and Haim, shares her tips and tricks for creating a fuller pout using makeup.
Add a high shine gloss through just the middle part of your lips to reflect light.
Use a cream highlighter around the edge of your top and bottom lip line, which helps push the appearance of the lip outward.
Avoid using matte dark lip shades as they absorb the light.
4. Lip Liner
When using lip liner make sure you round out the shape from the bow to the outer corners of the mouth, rather than making it pointy.
Look for metallic shades of lipstick as they reflect the light. If you don’t have a metallic shade, use a matte one and buff a sheer wash of shimmery eye shadow across the roundest part of the lips.