You don’t need lip fillers to achieve a sultry pout. Injections are expensive, risky, and just not worth it. After all, why get an injection when you can achieve the same effect at home?
Like there is a hack for everything, there are hacks to plump up your lips without having to pay through the nose for an injection. These hacks are cheaper, subtler, and reversible. They may not have permanent results, but they do the trick.
The nice thing is, when plumping your lips at home, you have a lot more control than when you undergo augmentation. This means that with the right tools and strategies, you can decide just how much plumper you want your pout on any given day.
Headed to work and want a little plump or want a dramatic pout for a night out, you can make it happen with some do-it-yourself tricks.
Before you opt for lip augmentation, try out some of these at-home hacks to get a plumper pout:
Opt for Plumping Balms
There are lip balms with plumping effects to give you that luscious pout you’re aiming for. These balms contain actual active ingredients like collagen, spearmint or peptides that increase your blood flow to give the illusion of fullness, and have natural, long lasting effects.
If you are intimidated by the many balms on the market, the BY TERRY Baume de Rose is a must try for an affordable, non-invasive way to make your lips appear fuller. The cult classic product is packed with rose wax and other active properties to elevate your look.
Exfoliate with Mascara Brushes
Mascara brushes aren’t just good for giving you voluminous lashes. CafeMom suggests using an old mascara brush to exfoliate your lips to get rid of excess dry skin. All you have to do is take the old brush and rub it against your lips and then brush off any skin that comes off. This will leave your lips smooth and plump.
Overdraw Your Lips
Overdrawing is a hack as old as time. Overdrawing your lips is a sure fire way to make them appear larger. All you have to do is outline your lips a bit above your natural line and then fill them in.
If you are not sure how to overdraw your lips, there are countless tutorials out there to help you. A helpful tip is to draw your outline further and further above your mouth depending on your taste — it’s better to start small than to overdo it and have to take off your makeup and start again.
Use Nude Shades
Quite simply, darker shades tend to flatten your lips. Nude shades, on the other hand, give the illusion of fullness and match any day or night look! If you layer some gloss, it will make your pout pop that much more.
Layer It Up
A great way to get resourceful is to use your concealer or foundation to prime your lips before applying your lipstick of choice. This gives the illusion of a fuller pout and will help the colour last longer!
Utilize a Lip Serum
Lip serum takes a portion of the time it would take to administer fillers. Serums like the VERSO lip serum can provide anti-ageing benefits thanks to its hydrating and moisturizing properties.
Serums with ingredients that smooth lines and produce collagen can help to pump your pout and rejuvenate any fine lines around your mouth that may be causing you insecurity.
Before heading to a clinic, try any of these hacks first and see the difference they make.