How to Make Lips Appear Fuller

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With so many women getting lip injections these days (hello Kylie Jenner!), it's obvious that full lips are a popular look. Luckily, you have a few options to help make your lips appear fuller.

Tips for Making Your Lips Look Fuller

Give these tips a try for fuller-looking, luscious lips.

Add Lip Gloss

You don't have to get fillers in your lips to have the bee-stung look. Lip gloss is the easiest way to create fuller lips.

They create the illusion that you have plump lips. Glossy lipsticks also work better than matte ones to create the appearance of fuller lips.

Line Lips Just Outside Your Natural Lip Line

You can create the illusion that lips are fuller with lip liner. Apply liner just outside your natural lip line, then dab a bit of gloss in the middle of your bottom lip and smack lips together.

Try a Lip Plumper

Lipsticks that promise to 'plump your lips' really do work, but the effect is temporary. Here's how it works: Some formulas use a traditional lip-plumping ingredient, such as MaxiLip, which stimulates collagen and boosts hydration. Others use ingredients that help lips retain moisture, which gives lips the appearance of being fuller.

For longer-lasting full lips, try lip creams that contain peptides or other collagen boosters. Check out these:

All of these are under $50. But beware, they tend to have minimal, temporary results at best. 

Consider Fillers

For more permanent pout, you might consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon about fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane. Results can last up to 6 months. Be aware, though, that the cost is high and there are risks involved. Be sure to educate yourself before making a decision, and if you want to move forward, choose an experienced, qualified injector.