Let’s face it, people with naturally pouty lips look effortlessly sultry. Angelina Jolie and Liv Tyler are best examples. But if you are a girl like me who doesn’t possess the same luscious lips as Angie and Liv and who doesn’t know how to do a pout, this post might help you.
Below is a technique I’ve learned (from experimenting) to achieve a natural looking pout, without the duckface.
First thing to do is exfoliate lips. You don’t have to do this, however, if your lips aren’t chappy. To exfoliate, dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in lukewarm water, and then gently brush your lips. And then wipe with a clean cloth.
Before beginning, make sure you have two lip colors available–one very light (nude or pale pink is perfect) and a dark red (brick red or royal red is good)–and a lip liner.
Next, create the shape you like by lining your lips with your lip liner. I wanted mine to look as natural as possible so I used Ianti‘s nude lip liner and just traced the natural contours of my lips.
Afterwards, I chose a pale pink lip color from ELF as base. Nude is too light for my lips. Apply your preferred color to both your upper and lower lip.
Third, create a line using a red on the inner part of the lips as shown. The goal here is to create a contrast and a shadow to give the illusion of pouty lips. Make sure not to stretch the line too much, keep the color in the middle.
It is best to start with the lower lip first, and then proceed to the upper lip.
When done, carefully blend the parts where the dark and light color meet. You should get a result similar to this:
My camera is quite sucky at the moment but I’m telling you this method works, most especially if you’re using a nude color. Hope this somehow helps! 🙂
You might have noticed that I changed my blog name from Zeros and Fives to Metamorphosis. I will explain why on my next blog post so make sure to come back soon! <3