Bigger, fuller lips are considered one of the most attractive and sensual facial features a woman can have. But even if you’re not naturally blessed with Scarlett Johansson’s full, pillowy lips, there are some things you can do to plump your pout.
Take a look at these tips and tricks to help you get soft, voluptuous, kissable lips:
Add cinnamon or peppermint essential oil to your lip-gloss
Both cinnamon and peppermint oils will stimulate blood circulation in your lips, causing them look bigger and fuller. If you don’t use lip-gloss, you can add the essential oil to Vaseline instead and apply it to your lips with a cotton ball. Leave it there while you go about getting the rest of your hair and makeup done. It’s important to use high-quality essential oil because the skin on your lips is tender and sensitive. While this trick won’t make your lips bigger in size, it can maximize their fullness.
Apply a cosmetic lip plumper
Many cosmetic companies sell lip plumpers that look just like lip-gloss or lip balm but also contain essential oils and other ingredients that either stimulate circulation or mildly irritate the lips so that they swell and plump up. These products also typically add shine, which reflects light and causes the lips to appear even fuller. The effect is temporary but can last for several hours.
Try a lip plumping treatment
The next level of lip plumpers contains peptides or other ingredients that stimulate your collagen and elastin production and increase the hyaluronic acid in your lips. These products boost volume and hydration, conditioning your lips so they continue to look even more voluptuous over time.
Splurge on a lip filler
One downside to the lip plumping tricks and products above is that they require constant reapplication to make a minimal difference. If you’re looking for lush, kissable lips that last, lip injections are the way to go. Not only are the results immediate, but they can also last up to a year! Of course, in order to get the most beautiful results, it’s important to have your lip augmentation procedure done by an experienced professional. A practitioner with an artistic eye will strategically plump your lips in a way that improves their contours and shape and best compliments your particular facial structure.
These are the most effective lip fillers on the market today:
Juvederm formulas contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that draws moisture to the treatment area, adding fullness to the lips, restoring volume, and reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines. Results last up to a year.
Restylane formulas also contain hyaluronic acid, and their lip-plumping products, in particular, use a smaller particle to help improve lip shape and lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines. Results typically last 6 to 9 months but can last up to a year.
Most lip injection formulas containing hyaluronic acid provide natural-looking results that won’t announce to the world that you’ve had work done. Your lips may be a bit swollen immediately after your treatment, but the swelling will calm within a couple of days, leaving you with gorgeous, supple, luscious lips.
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It’s important to remember that nothing will give you ScarJo’s lips if you don’t already have them, but we can help you achieve more volume and definition to your own lips. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll take the time to assess the shape, volume, and contours of your lips and create a strategic plan to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Whether you’re looking for subtle or dramatic lip augmentation or just want to restore lost volume in your aging lips, we can help. Give us a call today at (619) 717-8484.