Fuller Lips – 6 Easy Steps To Fuller Lips at Home

How do you get fuller lips?

You get fuller lips fastest from a lip plumper, it increases blood circulation in the lips and gives a stinging feeling which makes the lips swell a little. You can also apply make-up to fuller lips with the help of lip pencil and lipstick to create the illusion of larger lips.

Many of us want fuller lips. And you may not want to pay to make fillers or you may not be a big fan of needles. You can get full lips without fillers, with small simple tricks you can do yourself at home.

Get fuller lips – 6 easy steps for fuller lips (without fillers)

I have made a guide on how to achieve fuller lips without having to fill the lips with filler.

1. Moisturize the lips

Moisturizing your lips is important to give the impression of fuller lips. It also makes your lips soft and supple.

Always start by moisturizing your lips with a lip balm or lip balm.

Dry and chapped lips make the lips feel less. Dry lips also have a lighter color that is close to our skin tone, which makes them look smaller.

Do this every night

You can also apply a layer of lip balm every night before going to bed and let it work overnight. So that your lips get a deep hydration.

2. Scrub the lips

Scrub the lips to remove dry and dead skin cells from the lips.

Scrubbing the lips triggers your blood circulation in the lips, which makes your lip color clearer, gives a smooth surface that can reflect more light, which in turn makes the lips look bigger.

By scrubbing, it helps so that you get a nicer, smoother and more durable result when you paint the lip pencil and lipstick on later.

To scrub your lips, you need a lip scrub or you can make your own scrub and use a soft and clean toothbrush.

Further down in the post, I have made an alternative to my own lip scrub and it is the one I use myself.

3. Apply lip plumper

Now that you have prepared your lips, it is time to apply a lip plumper. A lip plumper can sting a little on the lips, some more than others.

What a lip plumper does is that it starts the blood circulation in the lips, which makes the lips look fuller at the same time as it moisturizes.

You can use a lip plumper alone as it is, before lipstick or after lipstick – choose what you simply prefer.

4. Fill in the lip contours

You can also cheat on you fuller lips by using a lip liner. Use a lip pencil that is as close to your own lip color as possible and dare to paint a little outside the lip line.

If you intend to use lipstick, take a lip pencil that is the same color or similar color as your lipstick. So that they go well together.

Here, too, you should dare to go beyond your own lip line.

By painting with the lip pencil outside your lip line, your lips look both bigger and fuller. Mark especially at the cupid’s bow it gives the illusion of a more puffy lip.

5. Apply lipstick

When you are going to apply lipstick, it is important that you have the right lipstick. If you get easily dry on your lips, avoid matte lipstick. Instead, use a lipstick that moisturizes, it gives a fuller look.

Avoid too dark colors it make the lips look smaller. Instead, choose colors that are dull pink, have mother-of-pearl in them or nude-colored lipsticks. Those colors give a naturally full result.

Read more: Choose the right color for the lipstick

6. Give an illusion

To give another illusion for more puffy lips, you can apply a little highlighter on the cupid’s bow or use a nude-colored lip pencil. The cupid’s bow is the edge of your upper lip.

Make your own lip scrub at home

You can easily make your own lip scrub with a few ingredients that are usually found at home.

Since it is to be applied to the lips, it is easy for them to also enter the mouth, so choose ingredients you like. I’ll give you some options down here.

You need:

  • 1 teaspoon sugar or coffee (coffee grounds can be used)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil
  • A few drops of honey

Mix all the ingredients and put on your lips. Use a soft and clean toothbrush to scrub away the dead skin cells on the lips. Be light on your hand so you do not scrub too hard.

I usually use this lip scrub myself and experience that my lips become very soft and smooth after the scrub.

I mix sugar, coconut oil and honey, it both smells and tastes good.

Get bigger lips with home remedies

You can do your own home remedies to get fuller lips. These are not long-lasting results, but only for a few hours.

Avoid trying any of these if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Be aware that it can both sting and sting the lips.

Cinnamon on the lips

Lubricate your lips with Vaseline or any other oil such as olive oil or coconut oil, take what you have at home. Then dab cinnamon over the lips.

Or mix Vaseline / cooking oil / olive oil with cinnamon to a paste and apply on the lips.

Let it sit for a while. I have tested myself and I experience a slight tingling sensation on the lips after a while. Rinse off the cinnamon mixture after about 10 minutes.

However, I do not think there is any major difference other than that the lips are a little redder and slightly swollen in the middle of the lip. The feeling stays for a while but then disappears.

Larger lips with chili

Yes, you can use chili on your lips for a fuller look. Chili is also found as an ingredient in many lip plumpers. Maybe not so strange when chili stings on the lips. This in turn causes the lips to swell.

What chili does to the lips is that they give the lips a kind of inflammation which gives swollen and red lips. It is transient and nothing lasts during the day. It can be both stinging and stinging to wear on the lips.

Mix a little chili together with olive oil and lubricate the lips. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, then wash it off. The downside is if you want a lasting result throughout the day is that you have to have chili with you in your bag.

Fuller lips with lip plumper

You can easily get fuller and more volume in your lips by using a lip plumper. What a lip plumper does is that it starts the blood circulation in the lips and creates a kind of irritation.

This in turn causes your lips to get a more pink / red color and swell a little. Which makes your lips feel fuller.

A lip plumper is like a lip awl but also like a lip glass that is available in more colors. You can use it before applying lipstick or as a lip gloss on top of your lipstick.

Lip plumper can sting the lips

Using a lip plumper can both sting and sting the lips, but it is temporary. And you have to reapply to keep it effective.

I personally am not so fond of using lip plumper as I do not like the stinging feeling in the lips.

Summary – Fuller lips

  • You can easily create the illusion of both larger and fuller lips by using lip pencil and lipstick. You can also use a lip plumper for fuller lips.
  • It is important that you care for and take care of your lips – such as moisturizing and scrubbing them sometimes to remove dead skin cells and start the blood circulation in them. By doing so, your lips also give the impression that they are fuller.
  • Dry and chapped lips look smaller.
  • Avoid using matte and dark colors on lipsticks, they reduce your lips. Instead, use moisturizing lipsticks in nude colors or dull pink colors on lipsticks, they make the lips look bigger.
  • You can also do home remedies at home with cinnamon and coconut oil or chili and olive oil, apply on the lips and then wash off. They create an irritation on the lips that causes them to swell a little. Results only last for an hour.


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