Sexy pout is one of the most noticeable and attractive parts of the human body, which is why everyone is trying to improve the look of their lips. No matter how perfect they are naturally, without proper care, your lips will never look as attractive as you’d want them to. If you were not blessed with a full pout like Angelina Jolie, then you may need to think about following Kylie Jenner’s footsteps and turn to lip fillers. Either way, you’ll need to take a few more steps in order to keep your lips flawless every day.

Moisturize them

Applying lip balm is the holy grail of lip care. You cannot have soft, plump lips without offering them the necessary hydration. Therefore, regardless of the season, always have a lip balm within arm’s reach. They won’t break the bank, and your lips will look stunning. Whether you go for the stick ones or creams, lip balms with shea butter, coconut oil, Vitamin E or honey should be essential lip care items in your cosmetic bag.

Plump them up with fillers

Even though lip balms will keep your lips from chapping and offer them hydration, they can’t make them miraculously plumper. If you long for a fuller pout, injectable lip fillers should definitely be one of the possible solutions. The only thing you should keep in mind is that you should aim to enhance the shape of the lips in a way that looks natural. The last thing you want is to end up with a duck face, which is why you need to listen to the doctor’s opinion because they’ll know exactly what amount of lip filler you need depending on the anatomy of your face. The results will be visible for approximately twelve months when you’ll need another procedure to maintain the look.

Use makeup tricks

If your lips are not too thin, but they just need a little bit of plumpness, you can achieve it with makeup. All you need to pay attention to is your skin tone. Lip liner and lipstick can do wonders when combined properly and applied carefully. Taupe, mauve and nude shades of lipsticks and lip liners can transform your lips drastically, without anyone knowing all you did was master your lipstick application. Overlining your lip edge with a darker lip liner shade and highlighting the middle part of your lips with a light mauve shade will make the lips look plumper and voluminous.  

Don’t forget to nourish them

Aside from applying lip balm regularly, you’ll need to nourish your lips on a weekly basis as well. Lip scrubs will slough off the dead skin cells and prepare your lips for all the lipstick waiting in line to be applied. It’s essential that you exfoliate your lips regularly because nothing looks more unflattering than lipstick on unexfoliated lips. Use lip masks at least once a week, and allow nourishing serums to soak your lips. Make sure you check how your lips look every morning and every night so that you know exactly what type of care they need. Don’t allow the dry patches to appear, but be proactive and slather on the protecting balms and apply lip masks often.

Hydrate the body

Aside from moisturizing your lips, you’ll need to keep your body hydrated as well because even a little bit of dehydration will show on your lips. Drink plenty of water, and introduce water-rich foods into your diet and avoid foods and beverages that cause dehydration. Sugary drinks, alcohol and smoking will wreak havoc on your lips and the skin around them, so it would be best if you stuck to the healthy diet.

Final thoughts

Having plump lips has never been easier. All it takes is a little bit of effort and dedication to achieve a gorgeous pout. Feel free to inject lip fillers if makeup tricks don’t work, but always keep your lips hydrated and soft with the use of nourishing products.