[By Alannah Hughes]
What do Angelina Jolie, Scarlet Johansson and Monica Bellucci have in common? Well you guess it right. Each of these Hollywood leading ladies are heating up the silver screen with their full luscious lips, dripping with animalistic sex appeal that’s hard to resist. Besides being associated with youth and vitality, there’s nothing quite like a pair of plump lips to up your sex quotient a few notches higher. While not everyone is blessed with naturally full puckers, it is definitely within every girl’s means to bring out the best of hers. Our lips aren’t that big to start off with, so it’s not going to take up a ton of your time to baby them a little. Here are 5 insider’s tricks to help transform them from drab to fab, with tailored moves to cater to your specific pouty needs with gob smacking results!
Kick those bad habits
Cigarettes are linked to a host of cancers including those involving the oral cavity. Besides, the repetitive motion made by inhaling pulls at the skin on your lips and around your mouth, leaving lines and wrinkles with the passage of time. Every drag you take is pumped with toxins that can dehydrate and thin out your lips permanently. And let’s face it, even a frog wouldn’t want to be kissed by a princess with a smoker’s breath.Licking your lips is another bad habit that one got to break. When your lips get dry, it can be extremely trying not to lick them. While that might provide some temporary relief, once the saliva dries up, you’ll once again be back to where you started. The trick is to keep those lips well moisturized at all times before the dryness set in. Keep your lip balm within easy access and choose one with SPF as the lack of melanin in our lips make them all the more susceptible to sun damage.
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Create an illusion
If you can fake a sharper nose, slimmer face or even bigger breasts with makeup, you can certainly use makeup tricks to enhance your lips. Prep your lips with DIY FRESH Sugar Lip Polish at home, or treat them with Lip Fabulosity, to help dull, dry or chapped lips attain a beautifully smooth finish that can actually help your lipstick to stay better and longer. Lip Fabulosity is a targeted lip exfoliation, stain removal and cellular replenishing therapy, a super efficient speedy lip treat that aimed at prepping your puckers to a T, making sure they look renewed and rejuvenated all seasons, all year round the block.
To create the illusion of pillow lips, start by using a flesh colored primer to block out the natural shade of your lips and highlight above the Cupid’s bow with a matte or pearlized pencil. Next, draw slightly over your natural lip line with a deeper lip-liner and blend slightly inwards. Dab a light to medium tone lipstick on the entire lips and apply the lightest version of your lipstick shade or a dab of gloss directly in the center to create a pout. Finish off with a paler shade of glossy peach, nude or pink instead of deep red or plum as darker colors tend to make your lips appear narrower. VoilàKylie Jenner eat your heart out, I’m all ready for my close-up!
Boost the hydration
Think of your lips as a pair of sponge cos that’s exactly how they behave. If you want siren lips that are plump, full and supple, you got to go an extra mile to ensure that they are well hydrated. Lips do not possess sweat glands and lack sebaceous or oil glands needed to produce naturally hydrating oils, making them super susceptible to dehydration. As such, pampering them once or twice daily with a slick of luxurious CHAI ROSE QUARTZ OIL Moisture Lip Treatment made from a lip restorative combo of rose hip oil, jojoba seed oil and hazel seed oil is a superb way to heal and condition uninspired lips. Penetrating deeply to plump up, nourish and hydrate the lips from within, ROSE QUARTZ OIL helps to restore the softness and suppleness of the lips, brightening the overall natural shade and smoothening out fine lines for a youthful, more enhanced appearance.
Dehydration, cigarette smoking and normal aging leads to dullness and appearance of peri-oral lines which can cause unsightly bleeds of lipsticks applied. Not only is collagen necessary to keep your lips well-padded and kissable, it also prevents cracks and fine lines from forming.If hydration not volume is what you seriously need to glamourize your lips, bestow upon them some much needed TLC in the form of Revitalift Lips. With a series of microinjections of an ultra-fine, natural hyaluronic acid, this deeply replenishing, lip-nourishing treatment is a one way ticket to transform dull, lackluster and lined numbers into red carpet-worthy kissies overnight. Revitalift’s main benefits are its intensely hydrating and line-minimizing effects, accomplished without any risk of looking unnatural or cartoonish with overtly amplified puckers to gargantuan shape and size.
Restore the shape
One of the most endearing features of a youthful face is a subtle hint of a smile or the playful tilt of an upturned lip. Unfortunately, this is something that gets lost with age when little by little, the collagen that props up the corners of our lips disappears, and the hyperactivity of opposing muscles lead to them looking downturned and droopy, much like the perpetual scowl of the Grinch who stole Christmas! A touch of muscle relaxing Botox microinjections around your lips can actually do wonders for those who have found their pout anything less than alluring, while micro-droplets placed judiciously at the hillocks around pinched lips can also minimize lip lines and furrows to restore youthfulness and avoid frustrating lip color bleeds.
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Sculpt to perfection
Whether you’re born with a pout that’s less than perfect, have serious Kylie Jenner envy or if age has been unkind and robbed the volume and vitality out of your once beautiful lips, you don’t have to grit your teeth and bear with it. Lip Fillers is a safe and simple procedure that in the correct hands, can allow one to sculpt her puckers to perfection, “up-grading” them from ‘A-size’ to ‘A-lister’ proportions and glam quotient.
“Lip Augmentation should not be treated with a ‘one size fits all’ approach as the essence of creating a pair of lips that appear naturally gifted is to individualize them by respecting one’s overall facial harmony.” Explains Dr Kenneth Lee, medical director of SW1 Clinic, a one stop medical destination for medical spa, cosmetics dermatology and cutting edge aesthetics surgery in Singapore. “On top of maintaining good lip proportion and shape, a beautifully enhanced pair should not only be congruent with the rest of the facial features, they should also reflect the bearer’s own unique style and personality.”
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