Full lips are desirable to all. However not all people get enough volume so that their pout looks good and beautiful every day. Nowadays, people are also trying to pull off this look by themselves and such trends are available on Instagram and other social media channels as well. Some of the options for having full lips include injectables and fillers that are cosmetic and dermatological treatments. While the procedures can change the look of the natural lips, it is not affordable or available to everybody. However, you can also use your lip liner and do some overdrawing. It can be used to shape your lips in the desired way and can make your lips appear fuller. Your minor efforts will ensure that you look beautiful and have fuller lips while not spending an enormous amount on them. Below are some tips and methods that will help you have fuller lips at home.
Access the Shape of Your Lips
When you want to overdraw and overline the shape of your lips you should try to assess it closely. Different people may have lips of different shapes. You should try to find out where you should be putting extra fullness so that your lips look better and fuller with the desired consistency. For instance, a person would like to have more volume on her upper lips. However, while doing so the lips must appear consistent. Therefore, you may have to work on your bottom lip as well for cleaner, natural, and consistent looks.
Choose the Right Color
Your lipstick and the lip liner must match themselves well enough. You may want that your lips appear bolder or maybe choose a nude lip. However, the look will be only pulled off well enough when the lipstick and the lip liner have a perfect match. If this is your first time and you are only practicing, you can choose neutral colors and learn how to draw the shapes accurately. The colors of the lipstick and the lip liner should not be drastic and should complement well with each other. An obvious difference between the two will only deteriorate the look.
Prepare the Lips for Overlining
Before you start with the process of overlining your lips you should first exfoliate and moisturize them. If the lips are chapped or dry, a seamless look may not be easy to obtain. The application of a moisturizer will also ensure that the lipstick does not flake during the day. The entire process requires no more than a minute. You first need to apply the exfoliator for approximately 30 seconds. Next, wipe away all the dead cells of the skin and put on a moisturizer and a lip balm that you like.
Fill the Lip's Outer Corners First
Most people would first focus on the lip's cupid bow when they are trying to overline their lips. However, mistakes may start to occur when they try to extend the overlining process and begin with the corners. The best way of overlining is to start with the outer corners of the lips first. This way you will make lesser mistakes and will also get a more perfect shape. The liner can be applied to the outer lip corners of the mouth just over and above the natural lip. When you do overlining this way, it becomes easy for you to fill in the bottom and top parts of the lips. Also do not exaggerate the over lining and keep only within a few millimeters of the natural lip lining.
Do An "X" on the Cupid Bow
You need to determine whether the lip portions are looking even. For that, you have to make the shape of "X" at the lip's cupid bow. Extend the lines of the imaginative X at each of the sides to determine the extent of overlining. The topmost portions of the lips should look even, but they don't need to be perfect. This way, the sides of the top lip will look more even.
Fill in Lip's Remaining Portions
People often forget to fill in the remaining portions of the lips when they do lining. However, if you want a more natural look and finish, you should fill in all the remaining lip portions with the lip liner lightly. It will also ensure that nobody can detect the lip lines, as they won't be obvious anymore. Use the liner for light application and make the fill-in more even, so that the shape is useful for some time.
Soften Lip's Edges
For a natural and fuller look, you want more than the distinct outlining of the lips. You can use a lip brush, a Q tip, or even your finger to gently blend/blur the lip outline that you have just created. When you soften the lip's edges, it can provide for a more natural look and smile. It is far better than an illusional look created by makeup.
Now that you have applied the lip liner, you need to apply the lipstick for filling in the lips and for giving them complete coverage and finish. You can choose between a matte or a shiny finish. A shiny finish will be preferred by those who want lip gloss.
Add Some Highlight/Gloss for Extra Dimension
The application of gloss will provide an extra level of dimension. You can choose it if you do not want a matte finish and look. You can put some extra fullness by applying clear or light shades. You can also use a cream highlighter or concealer for highlighting and lining the inner portions of your lower and upper lips. This way you can avoid a glossy appearance while also adding extra layers to the lips.
The Desired Result
Once the whole process and application are completed, you will find that your lips appear fuller naturally, and it does not seem to be artificial or a result of makeup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques: How to overline the lips without using a lip liner?
Ans. There are ways for having overlined lips, even when you do not have access to a lip liner. While the methods and the steps would be the same for lining the lips, you can replace the lip liner with lipstick and a lip brush.
Ques: Can I use the eyeliner as a lip liner?
Ans. A good quality eyeliner can be used in place of a lip liner, provided you have checked the ingredient list before the application. Certain eyeliners may carry ingredients that should not be put on the mouth or anywhere near it. You can use eyeliner if the ingredients are safe. However, you should ensure that you are putting on some extra lip balm as the eyeliners may have a drying effect. The best substitute for lip liner will be cream eyeliner and pencil as they will provide the best consistency.