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How To Get The Perfect Pout

Do you want perfect lips, a kissable pout and added fullness without fillers? You’re in the right place. These expert make-up hacks are all you need to take your lips from drab to fab in just a few minutes.

Even the thinnest lips will benefit from these tricks of the trade – amping the volume right up to transform your lips into a plump, luscious pout. These tips are easy to learn, effective and quick enough to fit into your daily beauty regime. Get ready to pout with confidence!

Preparation is key

Having a good base to work from is essential for nailing that perfect pout. Chapped, sore or dry lips may give your makeup an uneven or clumpy appearance that you ideally want to avoid. For the best possible results, it’s important to keep your smile smooth and moisturised.

And it’s just as important to care for the skin on your lips as it is the rest of your face, but with our fast-paced daily lives, we can often overlook this part. A great way to keep your pout prepped is to get into the habit of regularly exfoliating, especially during those long, cold winter months.

Lip scrubs are a quick and easy way to remove dead skin and prime your pout, and they don’t have to be expensive either. Some of the most effective lip scrub recipes are ones you can prepare at home. Mixing sugar, coconut oil, and a little of your favourite lip balm only takes a couple of minutes but will achieve fantastic results in the exfoliating stakes. The results will be most noticeable when you get into the habit of exfoliating your lips every day. Work this into your nighttime skincare routine by gently exfoliating your lips with a lip scrub and applying a perfect pout lip balm every evening. This will give plenty of time for the balm to soak in and work its magic as you sleep.

Shades of Lipstick

Choose the right colour for you

Understanding which colours suit your skin tone and complement your features is a must when it comes to picking out lipstick.

Those with cool complexions (with pink, red or bluish undertones) are best avoiding warm, brassy shades as these may clash with your skin tone. Lipsticks with blue or purple undertones are your best bet. Steer clear of orangey shades or anything too light, as these may wash you out and jar with your natural colouring.

On the flip side, if your skin has warm hues (yellow, peachy, golden undertones) you should do pretty much the opposite - reach for those oranges and rich reds! Be wary of cool-toned, dark products as these can look out of place against your skin tone and make you look washed out.

If you have neutral skin (with pink and yellow undertones) - lucky you, you can pull off most colours and look amazing!

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If you have neutral skin (with pink and yellow undertones) - lucky you, you can pull off most colours and look amazing!

Blusher on Cheeks

Contour, it isn’t just for cheekbones!

Lip liner has a lot to answer for in modern make-up regimes. This handy tool has become one of the most popular beauty hacks for creating luscious, fuller lips. You can learn how to make pout lips with some clever contouring tips.

Lining your lips before applying lipstick gives a clean, precise finish to your look. Defining the outline of your lips is a popular way to wear lipliner. Slightly overlining your lips can subtly make them look bigger and is a daily part of many beauty lovers’ make-up regimes. When lining your lips, always start from the edges and work into the middle, as this will make your pout look fuller. Apply lip liner all over your lips before adding your lipstick for a long-lasting finish that holds your lipstick in place all day.

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By using lip liner and lipstick you can really experience the magic of a lip contour. Firstly, outline your pout with lip liner before filling it in. Start from the corners of your mouth and work inwards, fading towards the centre. Next, apply matching lip colour all over. Finally, using a lighter shade of lipstick than your liner, dab a little onto the centre of your lips and blend with your finger. This will give the illusion of luscious, plump lips.

Light it up!

Highlight, sculpt and define your lips by adding a pop of highlighter to your cupid’s bow. Brightening this area gives your lips a fuller appearance, accentuating their natural shape.

Using a shimmery or glittery lip topper to define the plumpest parts of your pout is another easy way to create luscious-looking lips. Their dazzling finish reflects light, creating a focal point in the fullest part of your smile. These glitzy finishing touches can also be used to dress up your look, taking your lipstick from day to night in a simple swipe!

Touch up and keep hydrated

No matter how well-prepped your pout is, there will still be moments where you feel a case of the dreaded dry lips coming on. Changes in weather, eating, drinking, and air conditioning units are some of the most likely culprits behind this. A great way to prolong your lipstick colour whilst rehydrating and conditioning your skin is to top them up with your favourite perfect pout gel lip balm.

Keeping your lips moisturised and cared for during the day means that when it’s time to apply lipstick, it’ll glide on easily, evenly and last for longer.

It’s not as difficult to perfect your pout and achieve fuller-looking lips as you may have previously thought. By learning more about your skin, what suits you and your undertones, the smile of your dreams is just a few practises away. For more hints and tips on the latest make-up trends, take a look at the Avon Loves blog.