Fuller Lips: How to “Fake” it

Fuller Lips: How to “Fake” it

Fuller Lips Using Two Products

We all know that having that fuller lip is really in right now, but who really wants to go through medical procedures, chemicals and not to mention the expenses just for plumper lips? There are so many ways to get naturally fuller looking lips, without any needles and just for fun with no commitments. Plumping glosses just give you a 5 minute sting on your lips and then nothing. Those never seem to work for me. Sure it may make the lines on your lips look smoother, but I haven’t found a plumping gloss that actually gives me fuller lips quite yet. Then there’s a little device that suctions your lips into a small tool and allows all the blood to rush to your lips causing them to swell. Of course this little device works, but I would be a little wary about premature wrinkling around the lips from using this too much. If you’re interested or curious about these little tools, they’re called ‘Full Lips’, but that’s a discussion for another day. There are plenty of different methods you can use to achieve fuller lips. For example, using your toothbrush to brush your lips for a few seconds causes your lips to slightly plump up. Then there is the ice method, which is simply holding an ice cube to your lips and works in a similar way to the toothbrush method but may not last as long. For now, I’m going to show you one of my favorite ways of faking fuller lips with just 2 products: lipliner and lipgloss. You can use about any lipliner that’s maybe a shade or two darker than your natural lip color. I love using mauves, nudes, and light pinkish nudes. A few of my favorites are Mac lipliner in “Boldly Bare”, Lise Watier Waterproof Crayon in “Nude”, Colourpop Lippie Pencils in “Skimpy”, Colourpop Lippie Pencil in “BFF”, and Colourpop Lippie Pencil in “Bound”. Then you’re going to need some sort of gloss, because the gloss is going to help you achieve the fuller lip by making it look more luscious and juicy. You can also get the look by just leaving it matte, which I do prefer most of the time, cause let’s face it, sometimes lipgloss just annoys the heck out of me!

Products I used

For this particular look I decided to go with Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Bound and my Gerard Cosmetics lipgloss in Butter Cream.

Let’s get started

Firstly you’re going to start with your bare lips, and it helps to moisture them beforehand with some lip balm, for a much smoother application. Bare Lips

Below I’ve lined and glossed half my lips to show you the difference. You can go as crazy as you like, and I for one like to change up the shape and amount of “fullness” everyday, so it’s definitely something to experiment and have fun with!

1.) You want to line your lips with your chosen lipliner, but instead of your natural lip line you want to line right above it, that’s what’s going to give you the “fuller” lip look. As for the bottom lip, I already have a pretty full bottom lip so I line my bottom lip naturally, but your milage may vary.

2.) Gloss! I generally go for a pretty nude, pinkish, or even clear gloss. You don’t really want anything darker to hide your liner color, unless you’re doing a dark lip.
Half Lined Half Bare

This is my everyday lip, sometimes matte, sometimes glossy. Definitely makes me feel all cute and stuff with more fuller lips! You gotta have fun with it! Fuller Lips

Before and After

Lips BeforeLips After


Fuller lips 2

YouTube Video

I hope this was helpful for you guys! You can also check out my Tutorial on YouTube, “My Current Foundation Routine” where I used this exact lip combo! Don’t forget to subscribe for more!


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