* Thanks to the Kylie Jenner and the YouTube “Guru” culture, full lips are in
* Injections and fillers are painful, costly and only last about six months
* Enhance your pout the natural ways with these hacks
A full pout never really goes out of style, but it’s hard to deny its major resurgence in the world of beauty fads over the past year. While full-mouthed beauties like Kylie Jenner have access to endless amounts of injectables, there are plenty of non-filler options to enhance your lips. If you’d rather go the all-natural route, try these painless products to enhance your pout.
1. PMD The Kiss Plumping System
The PMD Lip Kiss Plumping System works to instantly plump the lips by agitating the skin through a vacuum-like suction motion. It comes with an intensely effective serum that will work wonders, even when used alone. It also doesn’t hurt (we know you were wondering). The results are instantly visible but continous use has amplified benefits also.
According to PMD, this product will also help reduce the signs of aging on the mouth with continuous use over time. The suction device’s pulsing action helps generate collagen production (which slows down as we age), which can help gradually fade wrinkles and restore fullness to mouth. Find out more about The Kiss in our full lived-in review here.
2. Plumping Lip Liner + Liquid Lipstick
Not only is Buxom’s Lip Plumping Trio set a great alternative to the Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit, it also has the added advantage of having Buxom’s beloved bee-sting sensation to help plump your pout instantly. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid boosters to help generate collagen production and keep your lips hydrated and soft.
Line the outer corners of your mouth with the PlumpLine lip liner for a fuller look and draw in vertical lines to any area you to add dimension to. Next fill the center of your lips with the Big & Sexy Gel Lipstick (a lighter shade than your lip liner to get the fullest effect) and finish by adding the lip cream to the center of your lips to create the illusion of greater volume.
3. Lip Masks
You’ve likely seen these hilarious-looking lip masks on your Instagram story and Snapchat feed, but despite the social media hype, these lip masks are packed with plant and marine based ingredients linked to increased collagen production and moisture retention, leaving you with a fuller pout. Skyn Iceland says you’ll notice that volume is restored, vertical lines are blurred and lips looks hydrated, healthy and youthful with just one application.
4. Anti-Aging Serum
This anti-aging conditioning balm uses proprietary “Kinesis” night-treatment technologies to treat the lips overnight and prepare for the environmental stressors of the next day. This lip concentrate acts as a “serum in balm” to replenish the lips and restore contoured definition to the mouth, with concentrated active ingredients including retinoids, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants.
An aging mouth is often the culprit to lackluster lips, and this product helps correct and protect against environmental factors like UV damage and pollution.
5. DIY Cinnamon Scrub
If you want to plump your lips DIY style, you can use some common household and kitchen supplies to do the trick. While it may not be as effective or long-lasting as the aforementioned products, this spice naturally irritates the lips, causing a plumped reaction. Much like bee venom and other common plumping ingredients, cinnamon offers a sting-like sensation to the mouth, causing lips to slightly swell and restoring a flushed color. It will also help exfoliate your lips too, sloughing away dead and dry skin. To plump your lips with cinnamon, simply combine two tablespoons of coconut oil with a tablespoon of ground cinnamon powder and apply to lips.