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Sexy, full lips are undeniably hot, but chemical injections are not. When you want full lips but you're not willing to face the needle, try some natural techniques to plump up your pout. Get kissable lips with some savvy makeup tricks, then pucker up and kiss your thin lips goodbye.
Plump it Up
Exfoliate your lips. A mild facial exfoliating cleanser, when massaged into your lips, will result in gentle swelling, creating a slightly fuller pout.
Brush your lips before brushing your teeth. The gentle exfoliation action of a soft toothbrush temporarily swells your lips. Rub the toothbrush lightly in circles over your lips, especially along the lip line, for the prettiest pout.
Create your own sexy lip-plumping balm from natural ingredients. Combine three drops of either peppermint essential oil or cinnamon essential oil with 1 tbsp. of almond oil. Store it in a tiny glass bottle or empty lip balm tin.
Dab the oil on your lips for temporarily fuller lips. The essential oils irritate the lips slightly, causing swelling. If burning occurs, stop using it.
Create a Luscious Pout
Coddle your kisser with moisturizer. The softer and smoother your lips are, the fuller they will look. Apply a thick, creamy moisturizer at night and wear a lighter moisturizer, with sunscreen, under your makeup.
Line your lips with a lip liner pencil that is an exact match to your own lip color. Draw the line outside of your natural lip line for a fuller look.
Color in your lips with the same lip pencil.
Apply a tinted lip-gloss to your lips to add shine and create the look of plumpness.
Ditch the dark or bright red lipstick, which can make lips look thinner, and opt for soft pink and rosy lip-gloss if your skin is medium or light. For olive and dark skin beauties, try lip-gloss with coral and golden brown undertones.
Stay hydrated. When you don't drink enough water, your skin -- including your lips -- looks thinner. Drink at least six glasses of water daily to keep your pretty pout.
Quit licking your lips. Saliva is drying and licking removes gloss, leaving your lips looking dry, thin and wimpy.