If eyes are the windows to the soul, lips are the front door! If you’re looking for super plump, soft lips to beckon the object of your desire, you’ll need a few tricks up your sleeve.
To create a truly memorable pout, it is critical to first adopt a lip skin care routine. We’ll also show you how to plump up lips using natural makeup pigments – and get it done in under 5 minutes flat.
Want to know our best-kept beauty secrets for that perfect pout? Keep reading to find out our 7 easy steps for full, luscious lips!
Step 1: Exfoliate Regularly
Before all else, adopt a rigorous lip exfoliating routine. The skin doesn’t turn over like the rest of our skin, so it needs a bit of assistance in shedding its rough layers.
We start all our lip routines with a mandatory lip scrub, which can buff away dullness and flakes. Use a moisturizing lip scrub, ideally made with ingredients like coconut oil and olive oil.
How often should you exfoliate your lips? If your lips are prone to rough patches, exfoliate twice per week. For routine maintenance, once a week should be sufficient.
Step 2: Apply Lip Skin Care
Did you know that the skin on your lips is different from the skin on your face and body? Your lips have a thin – rather than thick – stratum corneum, the protective outer layer of skin that guards against the elements. The lips also lack sebaceous glands, the source of moisturizing lipid called sebum: skin’s naturally lubricating oil.
Since the physiology of the lips is far less capable of protecting and moisturizing itself, this is why we swear by a twice daily (or more) lip balm application. Lips won’t look plump and healthy when they’re dry or flakey; regular use of natural, luxurious lip balm will keep lips looking supple and soft – trademarks of full lips.
Step 3: Prep Your Canvas
If you’re relying on colour to enhance lips, be sure to prep skin first with a flesh-toned foundation or concealer. This step completely neutralizes the tone of your lips, and intensifies any following lip colour.
Our Fruit Pigmented® 2nd Skin Concealer allows you to essentially cover the outline of lips entirely, to then build the shape of fuller lips with your lip colour. If you plan on using matte lipstick, finish by setting the lips with Bamboo Blur Powder for a silky smooth finish.