There is always a lot of buzz around lips to ensure that they are kissable, full, and have the bombshell qualities of Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren. Classic beauties are not alone! Many modern muses share their selfies with the perfect pout. Here's how you can get yours!
Dr. John Zannis is a board certified plastic surgeon in New Bern, North Carolina. We found out how to get the perfect pout and why more than ever lips are a facial focal point. Women can achieve the look whether looking at ways to create enhanced looks with lipsticks, fillers, contouring, or lip plumping. Dr Zannis has tips that can assist.
People see celebrities on Instagram and think they’ll just get lip injections too. “The more that celebrities admit to having lip injections and the more attention this particular procedure receives in the media, the more accessible it becomes.” He adds, “The danger is, that the procedure is complicated. Not just anyone can do a lip augmentation artfully and naturally,” explains Dr. Zannis.
There are ways to work with what you have. Dr. Zannis explains that the key is to strive for facial symmetry. “If you use lip liners, glosses and other cosmetics to create a fuller look consider your other features and natural lip shape.”
4 Tips for Luscious Lips
1. Use matte liquid lipstick: Liquid lipstick is popular because it’s easy! It goes on like a lip-gloss but dries matte on your lips like a lipstick and is nearly impossible to smear or take off without makeup remover. Liquid lipstick ideal for creating a bombshell look for a night out or special occasion where you want lipstick to stay put for a long time.
2. Go for lip fillers: Dr. Zannis explains that lip fillers are a great option if you want to alter the shape and volume of your lips semi-permanently. "They mostly contain hyaluronic acid, which can be injected safely in multiple sessions. The amount is easy to control by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, which allows you to achieve your goal gradually. The effects last around six months, at which point you may do another round of injections.” Achieving a natural look is the goal and that over-filled cartoon mouths look distorted.
3. Try some cool contouring techniques: Contouring is another awesome makeup trick to achieve a fuller look. It involves using lighter and darker shades of makeup to play up your features and give you a more defined, chiseled look. The great part is you probably have all you need in your makeup bag already. There are plenty lip-contouring tutorials on YouTube for free.
4. Use a lip plumper: Lip plumpers are great in that they are easy to use, non-invasive, work fast and are affordable. They’re typically infused with lip tingling ingredients like cinnamon, pepper and peppermint which leads to an instant, yet slight swelling.
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme is a popular choice among make-up artists and beauty industry pros. When used both morning and night the difference is noticeable fast! Clearly there are many options to achieve your “perfect” pout. Experiment!
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