Last week I told / demonstrated to y’all how much I love Kylie Jenner’s lips, and admitted that it’s not an easy feat to pull off. This week, I wanted to share with you a lip trick I picked up from Sephora’s Instagram. I wish I could tell you I came up with this one myself… unfortunately I did not, but I still want to share it, because I think it’s pretty fun, easy and flattering, no matter what lip shape you were born with.
I recently purchased two products which I used to recreate the Kylie and which I use for the lip contour here. They are Sephora’s Retractable Lipliner in ‘Natural’ and Bite Beauty’s Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace. I am SO impressed with both of these products. I love the liner because 1. the color is perfect and makes my lips look bigger, 2. CONVENIENCE… this is a retractable (no sharpening necessary) and it’s got a little brush on the other side to blur any harsh lines. The Bite crayon is also amazing because it delivers this gorgeous matte finish, but my lips feel so hydrated, and the flavor is this almost fruity, fresh and subtle taste. Loving it. See below!
Now, to a little step-by-step which is pretty straightforward. I start out by smoothing on some lip balm to prep, and then outlining my lips with the liner. Then, the fun part is to contour an illusion of what shapes you’d find on fuller lips, which is kind of a bump in the center of the top lip, and what I call a ‘butt’ (my imagination only goes so far) on the bottom lip. This would be two diagonal lines + some shading on the outer quarters of the top lip, and three lines on the bottom lip. After I have done this, I simply apply a layer of the matte lipstick and voila! Depending on the light, you’ll see some subtle dimension of color which looks very much like a physical contour / shadow, meaning you look like you have fuller lips!
So there it is. I hope you give this one a try… it is super quick and easy, pretty hard to mess up and is a fun way to contour if you’ve not done it before. And, obviously, it’s a subtle alternative to literally drawing extra lip on your face a la Kylie.
What do you think? Give it a try and show me!