A Beginner's Guide to Lip Contouring A Plumper Pout
The magic of a good lip contour is seriously underrated! It really amazes me every time I contour my lips at what a HUGE difference it can make to their size and shape of them. Honestly, when I decided to create my Lip Contours, everyone thought I was crazy, but a lip liner really is an essential in your beauty bag, and it’s the perfect way to upgrade your lip game – I literally don’t leave the house without Lip Contour (Trendsetter & Bombshell are my FAV!). And as if a voluptuous pout wasn’t already exciting enough when you contour your lips properly, it makes your lipstick last so much longer – yes, please!
Honestly, the key to visibly enhancing the size and fullness is so easy, and you only need three tools to do it: Your favorite lipstick, a matching lip liner, and a slightly paler shade of lipstick.
Your ultimate step-by-step to lip contouring like a pro:
Step 1 – PREP: Exfoliate lips with a warm damp towel and sugar, then blot with a little lip balm.
Step 2 – PRIME: Add a touch of foundation all over lips to create a blank canvas.
Step 3 – DEFINE: Draw an X at the cupid’s bow and outline the lips, being careful not to go too far outside your natural lip line. Make sure they’re even and symmetrical.
Step 4 – FILL: Connect your liner at the corners and fill the lips with liner, fading towards the center. Apply your darker, matching lip shade all over.
Step 5 – HIGHLIGHT: Using a lipstick in a paler shade, dab it onto the center of lips and blend out with your finger to create the illusion of a fuller pout.
Step 6 – CONTOUR: If you want the fullest look possible you can contour around your lips! Check out my 30-second tutorial on my Instagram.
See all these steps in action with my Lip Contouring 101 video on YouTube!
How to Master Lip Contour Step 1: Prep’ your lips Exfoliate with a warm towel Hydrate with lip balm Blot excess oil Step 2: Line your lips Define cupid’s bow with an X Line the center-bottom Continue lining the shape of your lips *Pro tip: Overline cupid’s bow to create fuller lips Fill lips with color Step 3: Contour! Outline with a darker shade Create depth in the inner corners Draw vertical lines to add dimension *Pro tip: Correct with concealer Blend with lip balm Mattify with tissue #hudabeautylipcontour @sephora .com #trendingatsephora #fulllips
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