Beauty tricks for an instantly younger, plumper pout.
If you covet younger, fuller lips, you're definitely not alone. Ironically, as we age, our lips tend to become thinner and lose their youthful fullness. Thankfully though, you don't have to grin and bear it. Here's how you can plump up these beauty assets and make the most of your pout.
Use sun protection
You may be diligent about slathering sunscreen on your skin daily, but don't forget about looking after your lips too. Protect your kissers against the sunís aging UV rays by wearing a lip balm with SPF and applying sunscreen around the lips to slow down wrinkling around your lips.
Line to enhance
Line your lips by using a nude lip pencil that's as close to the color of your own lips as possible. To enhance your assets, slightly overdraw and extend the lip line to make your lips look fuller.
For lip color, choose light shades over darker ones -- the latter tends to make lips look smaller.
Gloss 'em up
Gloss instantly makes lips look fuller because it reflects light. Apply to the middle of your pout, on the top and bottom lips to create a 3-D effect for a poutier appearance.
Highlight your pout
After applying your gloss, take a white eyeliner and lightly trace a line just above the cupid's bow of the lip and below the bottom lip line. Then blend it inward -- the lighter color will create the illusion of a puffier pout.