You’d like larger, more luscious lips, right? Besides augmentation, there are numerous ways you can enhance your lips. They range from home remedies to makeup tricks. These 10 simple makeup and beauty tricks can help give you the lips you want.

1. Shake the flakes

"Everybody experiences dry lips at some point," The Gloss notes, "but whether they’re caused by medications, dehydration, or weather, exfoliating your lips can help considerably." An easy way of doing this, while also increasing the blood flow to your lips, is by scrubbing them daily with your toothbrush. Afterwards, apply your favorite all-natural lip balm for a soft, kissable pout.

2. Try nude lip liner

Makeup artists agree that lining and filling in your lips with nude lip liner before applying lipstick creates a uniform canvas and a slightly bigger base for your lipstick. This keeps lip color from smudging and your lips looking as big as possible.

3. Apply mint lip products

If you’re not interested in chemical fillers or plumpers, check out all-natural lip balms that contain peppermint or spearmint. Mint naturally creates a larger pout by increasing blood flow to your lips. Burt’s Bees Original lip balm is a good brand to try.

4. Contour

"Sure, lip liners were once the province of '90s teens," Allure notes, "but ... liners are back in a big way." Contouring creates a faux shadow, giving the illusion that your bottom lip is bigger than it actually is. To contour your lips, apply a bronzer or darker neutral shade right below your lower lip line for instant volume.

5. Line the outer edge of your lips

Another widely used makeup trick for creating the illusion of larger lips is lining their outer ridge of your lips with a lip liner. Try to do this subtly so no one can tell.

6. Avoid dark lip colors

"Darker lipstick hues tend to make thin lips appear thinner," StyleCaster notes. They're harder to apply. And they serve to flatten your mouth’s appearance, rather than making it look fuller.

7. Know that gloss is boss

Light, shimmery glosses make your lips appear plumper by creating a look of super-hydration. Look for peachy and rose pink shades.

8. Apply plumping lip products

"If you have a needle phobia or you spend way too much time in front of the mirror overdrawing your lips with liner, a lip plumping product is an easier, pain-free solution," InStyle notes. For a temporary effect, try out lip products that tingle as they plump your lips.

9. Play up your Cupid’s bow

Apply highlighter to the middle of your upper lip line to reflect light there. This will give the illusion of fuller lips.

10. Layer your lipstick

Try applying a slightly darker lip gloss or lipstick to the middle of your lips, and line the outer edges in a slightly lighter hue. This creates volume and dimension.

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8 great products for luscious lips

Want sexy lips but unsure of which lip products to buy? Check these out!

1. Kiss My Face Organic Lip Care

These lip products are 100% organic and come in yummy scents like coconut, vanilla honey, and sliced peach.

2. Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment

This treatment makes lips fuller and softer while giving them a pretty sheen tint.

3. Dior Crème De Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm.

This lip balm plumps, hydrates, and protects lips with SPF 10.

4. Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Lip Balm

This lip balm repairs damaged lips and contains acai berries, which have tons of antioxidants.

5. Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy

This creamy treatment softens up any roughness and soothes dry lips.

6. Sally Hansen Overnight Lip Recovery

This intensive lip treatment repairs and restores lips as you sleep.

7. Jemma Kidd Perfect Pout Exfoliating Balm

This lip treatment exfoliates and smooths lips.

8. Jouer Lip Enhancer

This clinically proven lip treatment increases the fullness of your lips while hiding annoying little lines.

Not just paying lip service to a fuller pucker

Full lips are irresistible. They make you look desirable, healthy, and fun. Where nature falls off there is always art — and science — to pick up the slack.

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