Article Published: 20 July 2022
Learn how to create the look of plump lips and how to make your lips look bigger using lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner and makeup tips.
Fuller, plumper lips are something that can seriously change up your look and create a kissable, softer-looking pout – but how do you make your lips look bigger naturally and without the use of Botox or fillers? With a few clever makeup tips and tricks, you can create the look of bigger lips using lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss.
Use a Lip Liner
For perfectly defined lips – a lip liner should be one of the first products that you reach for. Able to help define and reshape the lips you can use a lip liner to either enhance your natural lip shape or to help create the look of larger lips by slightly overlining the lips. If choosing to overline your lips make sure to blend the lip liner toward the center of your lips to help soften the color and avoid too many harsh lines.
Our Le Lip Liner is an ideal option for lining and overlining the lips with its precise tip and included small brush to help blend out lip liner for a seamless look. The formula is creamy and glides on effortlessly over the lips before setting to a long-lasting and smudge-resistant finish that helps to prevent lipstick from feathering and bleeding.
Contour the Bottom Lip
For the look of fuller lips use a slightly darker shade of lip liner to slightly shade just underneath your bottom lip—this technique helps to create “shading” and “contouring” effect on the lips. Applying a darker shade of lip liner like our Le Lip Liner in the shade 283 Amandelle (or try a dark shade of eyeshadow with a small brush) just below the center of your bottom lip helps give more dimension and creates the illusion of plump lips.
Choose a Creamy Lipstick Formula
Matte formulas can create a classic and timeless look, but matte also smooths the lips and knocks out any signs of shine that can help make lips look bigger. If your goal is to make your lips look larger – swap out the matte lipstick for a creamy formula like our L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick as this will add a hint of luminosity to the lips.
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and 30% rose balm this creamy lipstick provides up to 18 hours of comfortable wear in just one swipe and leaves lips feeling hydrated all day long. The cream finish helps to gives lips a naturally luminous and creamy finish to give lips dimension and subtle shine. With a high pigment each application delivers vibrant color that stays-put without bleeding or smudging.
Pick the Right Lip Color
When it comes to making your lips look bigger – color plays an important role. If you are looking how to make your lips look bigger it’s best to avoid darker lipstick shades as these can minimize the look of your lips and actually make them look smaller. Instead opt for bright shades like reds, pinks, oranges or even light peachy nudes or pinks as these help to draw more attention to the lips without minimizing their shape.
Highlight the Lips
Whilst highlighting may sound like a technique typically reserved to get killer cheekbones – it can also be a technique you can use to help make your lips look bigger.
Using a shimmery highlighting powder like our ultra-creamy Dual Finish Highlighter to highlight the “cupids bow” above the lips can help to create the look of plumper lips as it draws light to the center of the lips. For an added illusion of larger lips use your finger to pat a small amount of highlighting powder just to the center of the lips.
Finish with Lip Gloss and Shimmer
With shine, shimmer, and a glossy effect lip glosses help to draw in and reflect light off the lips. Try using a clear and transparent lip gloss and for an added highlighting effect choose one with a little bit of shimmer as this can help to further accentuate the light-reflecting properties of a lip gloss. Try applying lip gloss just to the center of the lips to draw attention to the largest part of the lips for a plumper look.
Our Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Hydrating Lip Gloss provide lips with ultra-glossy shine and a slight “sticky” texture which helps to ensure lip gloss stays looking shiny and fresh whilst providing up to 4 hours of lasting hydration and a cushion soft feel. Our Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Glosses are perfect for creating the look of plumper lips. For visibly fuller-looking, plump lips first apply any shade of L'Absolu Rouge lipstick onto your lips and top it off with Juicy Tubes lip gloss (use shade 01 Pure for a clear gloss effect that won’t alter the color of your lipstick) and instantly transform any color for a plump, high-shine, glossy-looking and fuller lip.