A fuller, plumper pout may be on many a wish list, but the idea of injections, botox and filler can put many people off. The good news is there are some options to give your lips a boost naturally and enhance what is already there without a needle in sight. So I’ll share my top tips to help plump and volumise your lips at home.
1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Plumper lips start with a good exfoliation. Try a lip exfoliator to eliminate any dry skin or make your own with brown sugar and coconut oil and buff the lips in a small circular motion using fingertips or an old toothbrush.
2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Increasing your water levels daily will assist with keeping all of your skin hydrated including your lips, but you can also hydrate with a hyaluronic acid serum to plump your lips with moisture. Just be sure to top off the hyaluronic serum with a thicker balm or the like to ‘seal’ in the serum all day. Try Make Up Forever’s Ultra HD Lip Booster. Available Sephora $39
3. Use a Lipliner
Using a lipliner colour close to your own natural lip colour gently line outside your natural lip shape and fill in your entire lip with pencil. Apply lipstick on top of the liner and finish with a gloss just in the centre of your bottom lip to give the appearance of a fuller pout.
4. Try a Plumping Treatment/gloss
Too Faced Lip Injection Maximum Lip Plump $55 is a favourite among many that leaves lips feeling plump and re-volumised with a strong tingling feeling. Available at Mecca $55
5. Take a Collagen Supplement
As lips naturally thin over time an internal supplement can assist in supporting elasticity and natural moisture levels. Try Vida Glow available at Sephora (limited edition bundle set) $120
6. Try Essential Oils
Essential oils of peppermint, cayenne pepper and cinnamon are also a popular way to plump lips naturally. These oils stimulate the lips, which boosts circulation, giving a plumper lip look.