It’s possible to create the illusion of fuller lips without using dermal fillers or botox. Even though cosmetic treatments are usually safe, they’re expensive and, most of the time, impractical.
Fortunately, you can achieve full lips like K-pop idols (G)I-DLE’s Soojin, CLC’s Eunbin, and Chungha by following these easy tips.
- Massage your Lips
One of the quickest, most effective techniques to achieve fuller lips naturally is to massage your lips from the inside out. Follow these steps:
- Apply a dash of face oil or lip balm like LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask to your index fingers
- Gently delineate a V-shape around your lips
- Move your fingers throughout your lips in opposite movements
- Insert your thumbs inside your mouth and carefully press up and down
This massage technique is perfect for creating the illusion of fuller lips and stopping fine lines from appearing as it improves blood circulation.
K-pop idols like Red Velvet’s Joy and BLACKPINK’s Lisa have fuller, more beautiful lips due to their lip care routine. If you want your lips plumped, it’s vital to exfoliate your lips with your favourite scrub.
We recommend doing your lip scrub at home by combining everyday products like brown sugar and coconut oil to remove dead skin cells.
Beauty experts always instruct a lip treatment such as KLAVUU Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack to moisturise and hydrate the lips. This Korean formula is a soft balm specifically created to stop chapped lips.
You can use KLAVUU Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack at night or throughout the day to keep your lips softer, smoother, and with a plumped effect.
According to K-beauty experts, if you want fuller lips, you need to conceal and contour your lips.
Before you apply your preferred lipstick, you should apply concealer or foundation like ETUDE HOUSE Double Lasting Foundation. This will give you an even, flawless canvas to contour your lips.
Then, apply a contour cream above the cupid’s bow and all around your lips. The key is to create a soft shadow, as this will make your lips appear fuller. You can also use TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Art Class by Rodin Shading, a contouring kit excellent for sculpting your lips.
This contouring kit contains three shades, best for people with pale to medium skin tones. Make sure to use a makeup brush to delineate your lips when applying this skincare product.
Don’t forget to apply setting powder such as SKINFOOD Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder to prevent cracked or creased lips.
- Apply Essential Oils
Essential oils like cinnamon, peppermint, and cayenne pepper are well-known for naturally plumping your lips. Before applying these oils, test them on your arm to discard an allergic reaction.
These oils mildly swell the lips as they improve blood circulation. For easy application, mix three drops of essential oil to the gloss wand of a lip gloss like MEMEBOX I’m Meme - I’m Lip Jelly.
MEMEBOX I’m Meme - I’m Lip Jelly plumps, shines, and glosses your lips. It contains natural ingredients like peptide complex to hydrate your lips. You can use this lip gloss in combination with your lipstick.
- Use Lipstick
If you want to plump your lips effortlessly, it’s imperative to use lipstick and lip liner to create the illusion.
Start using a lip liner, preferably darker than your natural lip colour, and delineate your lips. For best results, you should apply it slightly above the lip line (don’t overdo it, or it can appear unnatural).
Next, apply a natural coloured-shade lipstick like Brilliant or Mirrorlik from 3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color to prevent your lips from appearing flat. Lastly, apply lip gloss to the cupid’s bow to reflect the light.
Faking lip fillers like a pro is possible if you follow these tips. Don’t forget to drink a lot of water and take collagen supplements to improve your skin’s health.
The key to plump lips is to keep your lips hydrated. That’s why it’s vital to use hydrating lip masks, lip balms, and moisturising lipsticks. Finally, apply sunscreen daily to prevent your lips from burning, cracking, and ageing.