What Color Lip Liner Should You Use For A Plumper Pout? A MUA Explains
Craving fuller-looking lips without the filler? You’re not alone. The demand for plumping, defining, and volumizing lip products is higher than ever before, but many folks want something that stills appear natural and effortless.
To achieve that look, sometimes the easiest thing to do is go back to the basics. One gold standard for fuller-looking lips: strategic lip liner. Getting the outline right is one thing, but you also need to nail the color to create the illusion of a larger lip. Here's how to find your perfect lip liner shade for a fuller pout.
What lip color makes your lips look bigger?
She adds, “It really depends on the overall look that you are wanting to achieve.” Meaning, a lip liner darker than your natural hue will create a structured look, while a harmonious color will blend easier and look more natural.
This will also depend on your lip shape, as those with a prominent cupid's bow may have trouble blending a super dark liner compared to those with oval-like lips.
You can also contrast a darker liner with a lighter base. “With that liner, outline and overdraw your lips, apply a lighter lipstick, and finish it off with some lip gloss to achieve an extra sensuous pout,” celebrity makeup artist and KVD Beauty Global Veritas Artistry Ambassador Anthony H. Nguyen tells mbg.
If you want your lips to look plumper, opt for a liner shade that’s slightly darker than your natural lip color, apply a lighter lipstick on top, and blend with a gloss or lip balm. Want more ways to plump your lips naturally? Here are a few ideas.
Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty & Health Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including skin care, women’s health, mental health, sustainability, social media trends, and more. She previously interned for Almost 30, a top-rated health and wellness podcast. In her current role, Hannah reports on the latest beauty trends and innovations, women’s health research, brain health news, and plenty more.