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fuller lipsOkay, so while we’d like to espouse a message of being happy with yourself exactly the way you are, we know that everyone has their insecurities and if we can do something to help then we should. Lots of women feel that their lips aren’t full enough and turn to surgery to enhance them, but there are lots of products you can use and lots of tricks to help your lips look fuller without going under the knife, so we thought we’d share some of them here.

Exfoliate

When you use your Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush to clear away dead skin from your face, spend a little time concentrating on your lips. Sloughing away dead skin will improve the appearance of your lips, making them look smoother, but it will also increase circulation in this area and give the illusion of plumper lips.

Moisturise

Using a product to moisturise your skin is the first step to healthy lips, but opting for a product with cell renewal and plumping action is a no-brainer. Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex is a powerful daily treatment designed to restore delicate tissue while minimising contour lines and helping to prevent the signs of ageing.

Line

Using a lip liner which is one or two shades darker than your own lips to create a lip-line just outside your natural lip line will help you to create a fuller look whilst remaining natural. Obviously, practice is key as is getting the right shade, but with a steady hand and a decent lip pencil you can significantly improve the fullness of your mouth.

Highlight

Once you’ve lined and coloured your lips with your chosen shades, use a highlighting pencil, or a little highlighter on a fine brush to accentuate your cupids bow and the area below the middle of your bottom lip. We’re not quite sure WHY this makes your lips look fuller but it really does!

Gloss

Using a little lip gloss only in the middle of your lips is another clever, inexpensive way to make your lips look fuller. Wait until you’ve done your liner, colour and highlighting and use a little clear gloss in the middle third of your mouth. You can also use a little bit of neutral, shimmery powder to create a similar effect if you don’t like the feeling of gloss.