Whether we’re smiling, laughing, kissing or speaking, our lips are always centre stage. But if your lips are a little flat, you may be reluctant to let your personality shine.
The perfect pout gives you the confidence to make a statement, even before you open your mouth. Feel like your lips are lacking dimension? In this post, we’re sharing our top tips to get bold, plump lips.
Treat your lips with special treatments
Your lips require special care to ensure they look and feel their best. Treat your lips the same way you’d take care of other delicate skin with regular treatments and nourishing products.
Regular exfoliation will help remove the buildup of dead skin on your lips and leave them feeling kissably smooth. You can use a gentle facial scrub or look for a specific lip scrub which will often contain extra nourishing ingredients to protect and sooth.
Also, ensure you regularly moisturise your lips, and of course you should protect the delicate skin with SPF 30+ whenever you’re heading outside.
Add some colour
We love how a little colour on the lips can dramatically change your look. Subtle pink shades add a sweet glow, while rich shades of plum bring sophistication.
Getting the perfect pout is all about the application. Before applying lipstick, line the lips with a matching shade of lip liner to give your look extra staying power. Then apply your lipstick directly or using a lip brush all over the lips. You can finish the look off with a touch of gloss in the centre for the perfect selfie pout.
Perfect your pout with lip fillers
If you’re looking to reshape lips that have lost their bounce or plump up flat areas of your mouth, lip fillers are an ideal solution.
Lip fillers can help you get plump, bold lips in less than a day. And these treatments are now safer and more affordable than ever.
The filler itself is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring chemical found in the body. When injected, it plumps and lifts the skin. As well being used on the lips, dermal fillers can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the nose, eyes, mouth and forehead.
When used on the lips, dermal fillers can give you a more sensuous, shapely form. By enhancing the lips, fillers can provide more definition, restore fullness and reduce the fine vertical lines that lead to lipstick bleed.
How do lip fillers work?
Dermal fillers work by filling in fine lines and plumping the skin at the point of injection. How long it lasts depends on a number of factors, including the treatment area, and your own metabolism and lifestyle. Generally, you can expect dermal fillers to last up to 12 months, but you may need a top up every 4-6 months for the best results.
A lip filler treatment can take around 30 minutes. Right after your treatment, you’ll likely experience some swelling, which will dissipate over the next day or so. You’ll need to avoid hot showers, exercise, alcohol and irritants for a few days. But you’ll be able to see your new, plumper pout immediately.
What if I’m considering lip fillers?
The first thing is to consider how you want your lips to change. When people think of lip fillers, they often think of the big, bold lips ala Kylie Jenner. But the reality is that many women getting lip fillers are looking for a more subtle look designed to add a bit of shape and dimension.
For example, you might just want your top lip filled out for balance. Or some added fullness, while still maintaining a natural shape. If you do want something bolder, consider how big you’d like to go. Once you have an idea about what you want, make an appointment with a therapist who specialises in dermal fillers, like those at MySkin Laser Clinics.