My Best Advice for Luscious Lips

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Everyone has a part of their face or body that they want to look great all the time. For some, it's their eyes, or their hair, or even their hands. But for a lot of women, it's all about the lips. I think I've got pretty good lips, if I do say so myself. I like to keep them looking fairly natural, which means keeping it simple a lot of the time. Some women like to be a bit more dramatic with their lips, drawing as much attention to them as possible. If you want yours to look super kissable at all times, there are lots of techniques you can use.

Lip Care

The first rule of luscious lips is looking after them. Are yours dry all the time or do you get cold sores a lot? You can keep your lips smooth and soft by caring for them in the right way. Firstly, staying hydrated is essential. If you often have dry lips, make sure you drink plenty of water and other liquids throughout the day. If you still have dry skin on your lips, give them a helping hand with a lip balm or other moisturizing product. Be careful about using lipstick, as it could dry out your lips. Try applying lip balm first, and then using a coat of lipstick or gloss. Another thing you can do is give your lips a gentle exfoliation to get rid of any dry or dead skin.

Lip Fillers

For some women, big lips are everything. Of course, they don't have to be huge. But you might feel that your lips are very thin and even almost non-existent. If you want to change that, one of the options is to use dermal fillers to plump up your lips. These are injected and usually last around six months before you need to have them again. Lip augmentation is almost instant, so you could walk out of a beauty clinic looking and feeling fantastic. However, if you don't like needles, it may not be for you.

Plumping Serum

If you don't want to go as far as using lip fillers, you can use a plumping product instead. You can get serums, creams and balms that give your lips extra fullness. Some of them may contain special ingredients, such as peppermint oil or bee venom, to induce a slight inflammation in your lips. They often only last a few hours, but some newer products may last up to a couple of days.

Getting Makeup Right

Of course, most women will use makeup to make their lips look luscious. But what should you do? No one can say how you should do your lips for any particular occasion. Everyone suits something different. Some women will love the natural look of a pink or matte red lipstick that's close to their actual colour. Others will opt for a bright red, brown or even orange. Remember to think about the occasion before choosing. Crimson lip gloss may not be ideal for your workplace!

It's easier than you might think to get gorgeous lips. If you don't find yours particularly exciting, you can give them a makeover in no time.