While having [tag]thin lips[/tag] is a trait people wish they didn’t have, it can be remedied with a little careful lipstick application. Most of us wish our lips could be fuller and more pouty, but we have to make do with what we have – and if that means faking it with lipstick, lip plumper and lip gloss, then so be it! Here are a few things you can do to make your lips appear bigger if you’re trying to find the right [tag]lipstick for thin lips[/tag].
First, avoid really dark shades, such as fiery red or deep berry. These colors will only accentuate your thin lips and make it look like something’s missing. You don’t want to draw attention to thin lips, and there’s really no way to make thin lips look good with dark lipstick shades. Stick to brighter pink tones or nudes, and tinted lip gloss to bring extra shine and color to your lips.
You can camouflage thin lips by putting some foundation or concealer that is the same shade you use on your face, over top of your lip lines. Use a lip liner to outline your natural bottom lip, but extend it a bit when it comes to your top lip. Use caution when you’re drawing this top lip line: if you go to far you’ll end up looking clownish and unnatural. Also, ensure that you use a neutral colored lip liner to draw the line, not a hot pink or dark brown.
To set the new set of lips, color in with lip liner, and then go over it with the right shade of lipstick for thin lips. Always start on the inside of your lips and work out, being careful not to go past the lines you’ve drawn to outline your lips. Make sure the lip liner is the same or only one shade darker than your lip color. Once you’ve finished coloring in your lips, apply lip gloss over top to add some shine and sparkle. A dab of lip gloss in the center of your bottom lip can do wonders to make thin lips look plumper.
The best lipstick for thin lips is long lasting, durable lip color, as most likely you’ve drawn your lip lines outside of your natural lips. If you’re lipstick easily rubs off during the day or after a meal, it won’t look right, and you’ll constantly be trying to reapply it to disguise the fake lip lines. Opt for a color of lipstick for thin lips that will stay, as well as a good quality foundation or concealer that won’t rub off for covering natural lip lines.