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Julyne Derrick

Thin Lips? How to Plump Them Up

By December 2, 2008

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If you were blessed with thin lips as was I (see picture above, yes, I know the hair is terribly outdated. I now sport a bob), perhaps you've tried lip plumpers. You may know that they don't work. Perhaps you've tried lining your lips just outside your natural lip line and you realized it looked so obviously fake. Well, here are some tried and true lips for making your skinny lips look plumper:

1. Line lips in a light color right on your natural lip line, not above it. Always line your Cupid's Bow (the bow at the top of your top lip).
2. Lip gloss, lip gloss, lip gloss. Adding moisture to anything -- your skin, your lips, your face -- creates a plumpness. Lip gloss should be a staple in your beauty routine.
3. If none of the above works, consider injections. They've come a long way and can look very natural. But they do come at a price.


December 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm
(1) lady stylista says:

The best way to plump your lips is with gorg lipgloss. Stila has the best kind. Did you know there is a humongous sale happening tomorrow for Stila at hautelook? You hafta check it out! XOXO

December 16, 2008 at 10:41 pm
(2) AloeVera says:

thanks for the great tip

March 30, 2009 at 4:10 am
(3) Alexa says:

Best inexpensive way is to religiously apply a plumping lip balm morning and night. Isabella Pelle makes a great one. Keep one in your purse and reapply all thru the day. Your lips will look plump and feel great. Isabella Pelle

January 13, 2010 at 10:38 am
(4) Health says:

Nice tips there! I second that Stila has the best kind

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