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In the market for a plump and perfectly formed pout, a la Angelina?
An eternal symbol of youth, sensuality and fertility, lip augmentations, fillers and enlargements are still some of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures. But before you hotfoot it to your plastic surgeon, check out our little secret to achieving pout perfection. It’s called lip liner.

Yes BB’s, far less invasive and far more cost effective than surgery, the power of this little wonder - also known as the ‘push-up bra for lips’ - cannot be underestimated. Here’s how to use it to maximum effect…

BEAUTY TOOLKIT
• 1 x concealer or foundation
• 1 x lip pencil in a shade of your choice (we love L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Liner in Toffee To Be R115, pharmacies).
• 1 x lip liner a shade lighter than the one above (we used LCN All Over Pencil Frosted Kiss R292, select salons ).
• 1 x sheer lipgloss {we love L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss, R149.95, pharmacies}

lip1

STEP #1:
Create a canvas. Ensure lips are hydrated before lightly dabbing on concealer or foundation.

 

 

 

  

lip2STEP #2:
Trace your lips with the darker lip liner, beginning at the outer perimeter of your mouth. Start tracing slightly above the pigmented section of your lips (the lighter part of your outer lip) to fake a plumper pout.

 

 

 

 

lip3STEP #3:
Fill in the entire lip between each line with the darker lip liner.

 

 

 

 

lip4STEP #4:
To ensure lips appear more natural and less one dimensional, use the lighter lip liner in the centre of the top and bottom lip. Apply the liner in this area and blend to create a subtle colour gradient.

 

 

 

 

lip5STEP #5:

Those looking for a 3-Dimensional look should apply a bit of gloss to the centre of the top and bottom lip – particularly focusing on the Cupid’s bow, to achieve an event fuller pout.Those looking for a 3-Dimensional look should apply a bit of gloss to the centre of the top and bottom lip – particularly focusing on the Cupid’s bow, to achieve an event fuller pout.

 

 

Love a full-lipped look? Let us know your secrets to achieving pout perfection below…

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