Many of us envy the voluminous pouts of Scarlett Johansson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but don't have the finances--or inclination--to try costly injections and fillers. It may seem as though the only non-invasive options are painful serums and expensive lip plumpers, but there are other methods to achieve voluptuous lips. For those who crave kissable lips without the cost, here are ten simple and natural ways to give you extra fullness.
Natural Ways to Plump Your Lips
10 ways to naturally plump your lips
Looking for a quick and easy way to make your pout look plump? Check out these natural methods that will change your look in no time.
Peppermint oil doesn’t simply have a calming effect on your nerves, it also gives lips increased fullness. Peppermint oil irritates lips enough to cause slight swelling and add a temporary flush of color without causing serious harm.
Capsicum, the component of red peppers which gives them their spice, also comes in the form of an oil which improves blood flow and circulation. When applied sparingly to the lips, capsicum oil acts as a natural plumping serum and so your lips look extra alluring.
Exfoliating other parts of the body is considered a beneficial and glow-inducing exercise, so why not extend the practice to your lips? Exfoliating with a mixture of brown sugar and coconut oil will increase circulation to your your lips, naturally increasing their volume while giving lips a rosy glow.
For a quick method to simulate a voluminous pucker, apply highlighter to the cupid’s bow of your lips and a shimmering balm to the center of your bottom lip. The shimmer will reflect light and give lips the appearance of being much larger than they are.
You may have heard of the latest celebrity craze surrounding bee venom, but honey or beeswax are equally beneficial--especially when it comes to your lips. The honey will give your pout an enviable fullness.
You don’t need an expensive medical procedure to make your lips rival Angelina Jolie’s, just a good lipstick, liner, and gloss combination. To create the illusion of fuller lips, apply a pink-toned lipstick, followed by a lip liner slightly darker than the lipstick, and top off with a light-reflecting gloss.
Here’s yet another reason to smile--grinning and puckering exercises your lips enough to lift and plump them. The simple action of moving them, whether in smirking at an amusing comment, blowing a kiss, or beaming at your significant other gives your lips increased volume.
If you make time for a bi-monthly massage at the spa, try extending the same courtesy to your lips. Giving your lips a massage with lip balm will give them lift and added volume.
Any substance which improves circulation will have the same effect on your lips, and cinnamon happens to be excellent for circulation. Apply cinnamon essential oil in a circular motion to give your lips an extra boost. As an added bonus, your lips will retain the enticing aroma of cinnamon throughout your day.
Instead of putting down the toothbrush after brushing your teeth, turn the brush on your lips next. Lightly brushing lips will increase blood flow, and in turn make them temporarily fuller.