You can make big lips appear smaller by changing the way you apply your make-up. You won't need surgical help to shrink your pouty lips. With a little practice, you can shrink the appearance of your lips with a few make-up tools you probably already have on your vanity table.
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Things you need
- Lip brush
Apply foundation evenly over your face with your normal makeup.Use a sponge applicator around your mouth and apply foundation to your lips.
Use your mirror and begin applying your lip liner. Draw your lip lines just inside your lips instead of lining the actual lip area.
Start by lining your lip at the right upper lip. Draw into the middle of your upper lip. Then draw from your upper left side into the middle of your lip. The two lines should meet.
Repeat the process for the bottom lip. Starting with the outside right of the bottom lip draw to the middle of the lip. Then draw from the left side of the bottom lip to the middle.
Use a lip brush and fill in the lip area with the colour of your choice. Take your time and stay within the lines you've drawn.
Tips and warnings
- Use matt, neutral colours to make lips look thinner.
- Avoid lip glosses if you want to make your lips look smaller.
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