If your lips have slimmed down over the years, the reason is because of collagen loss. Factor in less moisture, sun damage and fine lines (above the lips), and your pout may be looking less-than-full sooner rather than later.
For a fast fix, try lip-plumping products. Plumpers employ either ingredients that swell the lips or add moisture to give a fuller-looking pout. A good lip plumper is a quick and easy way to enhance your lips. But if you find those that make use of irritants, essential oils or cinnamon uncomfortable, opt for something that plumps via moisture like Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss ($22). Made with organic ingredients and natural mineral pigments, the richly colored glosses lend a hydrating effect, too.
Injecting the lips—be it with hyaluronic acid for an instant boost, or via fat for long-lasting plumpness— gives way to fuller, sexier-looking lips. In order for the lips to look natural, the center part should be slightly fuller with a defined Cupid’s bow. The upper lip to lower lip should be about a one-third to two-thirds ratio. Steer clear of thicker filler as well as silicone and permanent fillers, which can result in lumps, nodules and an unnatural look.
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