Shaping Thin Lips
For thin lips, apply a plumping lip base product, and then use a lip pencil close to the color of your natural lips. Outline just outside your natural lip line and fill the entire area of the lips with lip pencil. Apply a layer of plumping lipstick, blot with a tissue, then apply another coat of lipstick. Finish with a bit of frosted or iridescent lip-gloss in the center of the bottom lip.
Shaping Full Lips
Full lips are all the rage these days, but if you want to make your naturally large lips look smaller, follow these easy tips. Fill just inside your natural lip line with lip liner. Use darker lip colors, as darker shades make lips recede and appear smaller. Avoid shiny lip glosses; stick to matte formulas in all lip cosmetics.
Shaping Uneven Lips
If you have uneven lips, begin by applying a bit of foundation or concealer on your lips. This will blur your natural lip line and allow you to redraw the shape of your mouth with lip pencil. Look in the mirror and divide your lips into sections, using the dotted line method to trace the shape you desire. Next connect the dots with lip pencil and fill in entire mouth. Apply lipstick and be on your way.
Shaping Shapeless Lips
To define shapeless lips, outline the ‘v' on the top lip with lip pencil to emphasize it. On your bottom lip, outline just outside natural lip line to make it appear fuller. Apply two coats of lipstick.
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So don't worry, if you don't have what you consider perfect lips, you can easily fake it with a little help from cosmetics and a little know how. Lips can be luscious and sensuous or demure and natural, either way; they speak volumes and deserve the utmost care and attention. Remember to wear moisture at night to wake up with soft supple lips in the morning. When out in the elements for any period of time, wear lip protection with SPF. Luscious lips are yours for the taking so grab hold of someone and give them a big kiss!
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