Tips and Tricks for Gorgeous Lips

Cristina Masci – April 5 2005

They speak volumes about you. Your lips can whisper or woo. Best of all, they can smile and brighten a room. With proper care, color and some simple tips, your lips will say precisely what you want.

Here are a few tricks and tips of the trade I would like to share, for fuller, poutier, sexier and longer lasting lipstick.

Lip Care
Moist, smooth lips hold color best. Stay pucker-pretty by following these basic tips for healthy lips.

Give dry, flaky lips the brush-off; add “brushing your lips” to your morning ritual using a soft toothbrush or terry washcloth. Now add some lip balm to smooth the way for lipstick-worthy lips!

How to get Sexier Looking Lips
To make your lips look fuller and sexier, especially if you have thin lips, line lips first with lipliner then use light-coloured or neutral-shade lipsticks. Pale shades make lips look fuller.

Finish with a shimmer-gloss for Party-wear. To enhance a pout, dab a silver/shiny lip-gloss onto the centre of your lower lip.

How to Alter Lip Contours
Want lips that pout? Apply lipstick except in the centre of the mouth. Apply a lighter shade in the centre of the mouth and touch it up with lip gloss.

For thinner lips apply foundation on the lips and outline lips with lip pencil (within the natural lip line). Fill in lipstick with a lip brush.

To make thin lips look fuller, apply foundation on mouth area. Use a lip pencil to outline the lips just beyond the natural lip line and fill in with desired colour

Longer Lasting Lipstick
Here is a Hollywood trade secret used by myself and many celebrity make up artists:

  • Apply foundation over lips first
  • Apply lip liner to lips and fill in lipstick with a lip brush
  • Bite onto a piece of tissue and blot lips
  • Dust lips lightly with translucent powder
  • Apply final coat of lipstick

Cristina is a make up artist who loves sharing tricks and secrets of the trade. Her online beauty boutique Absolutely Gorgeous is filled with unique and beautifully packaged beauty brands for all to share.