Full lips like that of Angelina Jolie’s

How to get full lips like Angelina Jolie’s

angelina-jolie-lipsAll women dream of having full lips like that of Angelina Jolie’s. Full lips are sensual and often associated with youthfulness. Everyone knows that lips become thinner over the years. The cosmetics industry has come up with several products to create fuller lips, be it permanent of temporary.

Besides injections with fillers of all types for fuller lips, there are also so-called “lip plumpers” that would cause the lips to look fuller temporarily. These are relatively new products. In the United States, the use of these products have reached an all-time high.

How does these products work?

It all sounds fantastic. You use a lip plumper and voila! You now have full lips that will drive Angelina to jealousy. At least, if we believe in the advertisements. But how does such a product work?

The principle is very simple: lip plumpers are made from substances that irritate the delicate skin of your lips, causing them to swell. Some examples of these ingredients are peppermint, cinnamon, menthol, niacin (nicotinic acid) and capsaicin (the substance that makes chili peppers burn).  The blood vessels in the lips dilate, causing the lip to appear temporarily redder and bloated in appearance. After applying the lip plumper, you will feel a tingling, stinging sensation in your lips. Nourishing and soothing ingredients such as oils, honey and aloe vera soften the lips. Some lip plumpers also contain light reflecting particles to make the lips appear fuller to the eyes.

 

Fuller lips with makeup

After the reaction, the lips will return to its usual volume. For sustainable results, you can get fillers like hyaluronic acid injected into your lips. However, both lip plumpers and lip injections are unnecessary. With the right makeup products and techniques, you can achieve the illusion of fuller lips.

Here are our tips to have lips like Angelina Jolie:

1.  Apply a little foundation on your lips (or use a lip primer) so that your lipstick adheres better and is less likely to bleed.

2.  Use a light colored lip liner (skin color or very faint pink) to outline your lips just beyond the natural lip line. Your lips would look fuller as a result. Your mouth would also have a sharp and defined shape.

3.  Now apply light colored lipstick (light colors make your lips appear fuller, darker colors make them appear thinner and narrower). Use a lip brush to fill in your lips carefully. Do not forget the corners of the mouth. Now lightly press your lips on a piece of tissue paper and apply another layer of lipstick. The lipstick will adhere better.

Hint: If you do not like pale lips, use a light color as the base color, then dab a brighter color along the centre of your lips.

4. Finally, you apply lip gloss. The gloss reflects light and will make your lips look fuller.

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