If you keep up with makeup trends or scroll through the feed of beauty gurus, you’ll notice a few similar patterns in their makeup. Along with bold eyebrows and eyeliner so sharp it could kill, they all have the perfect full pout. In some cases, the pout is all-natural, in other cases, it is the magic of lip contouring. A natural pout and big lips is not a facial feature everyone is naturally blessed with. While several people go through surgical procedures to get a bigger pout, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re one of them, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a guide that will teach you the art of lip contouring and how to contour your lips.
Lip contouring is the act of enhancing the natural shape of your lips and making them look bigger, fuller, and poutier. Using a concealer, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss and highlighter we can add depth and dimension to your lips.
You can learn how to contour lips by following the below mentioned steps:
Step 1: Line your lips
If you’re still wondering about how to contour your lips, follow these steps. To begin with lip contouring start by using a lip liner to create an outline of your lips. Choose a lip liner that is as close to the colour of your lipstick, or a couple of shades darker. You can use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to try these products in real-time, from the comfort of your home. Try multiple shades of all the products and buy the one you like the best!
With the lip liner, draw an ‘X’ starting from the top of your cupid’s bow on your upper lip. Next, at the centre of your lower lip, draw a vertical line. The next thing to do is line the outline of your lips and fill it in slightly. Filling in your lips using a lip liner, adds depth to your lips and also makes your lipstick last longer.
Step 2: Fill in with lipstick
Choose any lipstick formula of your choice for the second step of lip contouring. Matte, creamy, satin or a tint, the choice is yours! After you’ve chosen a lipstick formula, apply an even coat of lipstick on your lips. Pick a colour closest to your lip liner. Once you’ve applied the first shade all across your lips, take a lighter shade of creamy lipstick. Apply this light shade to the centre of your lips and blend it in well with your fingers. The lighter shade will add some volume to your lips and make them appear bigger.
Step 3: Gloss it up
Pull out your coloured of clear lip gloss and apply it on your lips to make it look juicy. If you want a matte lip look, you can skip this step. If you don’t have a lip gloss on hand, you can simply use your favourite lip balm. Apply a thick coat of your lip balm and let your luscious lips shine!
Step 4: Sculpt and highlight
This final step will help you find the perfect 4 step answer to your question of “How to contour lips to make them look bigger?” Once you’re done applying some lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss, take a concealer, that is closest to your skin tone and sharpen the shape of your lips. With a thin brush, draw around your lips and blend carefully. If you’re afraid of messing your lipstick, you can do this step after you’ve applied your lip liner. A concealer will enhance the shape of your lips and make them pop.
Finally, to complete your pout use some highlighter and apply it to your cupid’s bow. This will accentuate the shape of your cupid’s bow and make your lips look fuller.
Now that we have understood in detail about how to perfectly contour your lips, it is time to begin working on your makeup. The first thing to do is complete your face makeup and eye makeup. Begin by applying some primer and apply foundation a couple of minutes later. If you’re struggling to find the perfect foundation shade, use the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Finder tool. With this tool, you can virtually try out several foundation shades and pick one that is closest to your skin tone. This tool enables you to find a foundation and concealer shade that fits you right.
After this, add some concealer and set your base with some powder. After blending in your contour, move on to adding some blush and highlighter it is time to move on to doing your eye makeup. Depending on the look you have in mind, apply some eyeshadow, kajal and eyeliner. Don’t forget to add a few coats of mascara to your lashes and fill in your eyebrows. Once most of the makeup look is complete, it is time to ace your lip makeup with the help of the steps mentioned above.