As someone with thin lips myself, I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve wished for Angelina Jolie/ Scarlett Johansson-esque lips and I bet I am not alone.
So if you are also looking for some ways to plump up thin lips that are quick, simple and harmless and don’t involve fillers and other invasive treatments, then you’ve come to the right place!
One of the easiest ways to plump up thin lips is to use one of the products designed for that very purpose. There are lots of different brands available, to suit all budgets. Try a few brands and see what works for you. Lip plumpers work by irritating the skin and making it swell up, so are best avoided if they make your lips sting too much.
Have you ever noticed how some women draw well outside their lip line, which just looks ridiculous? Well, you can use the same trick to make your lips look fuller, but need to be more subtle. Using your lip pencil, draw just outside your natural lip line. This will give you that little bit extra fullness without looking like a clown’s makeup.
Using lip balm or gloss that contains menthol can help your lips become fuller. Obviously this only has a temporary effect, but is much less drastic than more permanent methods like lip fillers! You could also try mixing a tiny amount of cinnamon oil with balm or gloss. Be very careful not to get the neat oil on your skin, as it is highly concentrated and can burn your skin.
Your skin needs to be moisturised in order to plump it up, and your lips are no exception. Just look at the difference when your hands are dry, and when you’ve just applied hand cream. Moisturised skin looks so much better! So don’t neglect your lips – use a plain lotion to keep them in great condition and help them look fuller.
Your lips should be included in your exfoliation routine, but don’t use your normal scrub on them. This will probably be too harsh. There’s a much simpler and kinder way to get rid of the dead skin – gently rub them with a soft toothbrush. Then use moisturiser. This will help them look plumper.