Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to get fuller lips

One of my favorite makeup artists on YouTube is Lisa Eldridge. She has been in the makeup industry for over 20 years and does magazine cover shoots for magazines like Vogue and Elle. She is a real expert. She's just posted a video about how to make your lips look bigger.

I love this because I have a much smaller bottom lip. I struggle with symmetry and lipstick transfer.

She starts with buffing a moisturizer on lips with a cotton swab. Using a rolling motion, she exfoliates and she pushes the moisture in. Dry lips flake and show lines.

Using L'Oreal - Infaillible Lip Liner - Always Toasted 708, she buffs in the color using circular motions. I think that this is key because it creates a softer line. It also helps to get the color into the skin and all over the lips in thin layers. Leaving a layer of pencil helps keep the lipstick last longer.

She also creates a red lip with similar techniques. She uses a matte lipstick to prevent seeing the lines from glossy reflections. She also suggests putting a thin layer of color on first to use as a guide. And using a lighter color as a brightener in the center of the lower lip to make it look fuller, instead of a gloss. (If you can't see it, you're blocking ads.)