In the world of glitz and glamour, achieving that perfect pout is one of the biggest beauty quests. Yet, not all of us are keen on the idea of needles and the permanence that comes with cosmetic procedures. If the mere thought of Botox makes you wince, you’re in luck because the secret to luscious lips, à la Kim Kardashian, doesn’t necessarily require a trip to the cosmetic surgeon.
Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, the man behind some of Hollywood’s most iconic looks, has a few tricks up his sleeve that promise to plump your pout without the pain. So here’s how to achieve the Kim K pout, according to Mario Dedivanovic.
Master The Art Of Overlining
At a press event, Mario revealed a common mistake many make when trying out makeup hacks for fuller lips: over-lining the entire lip shape. According to Mario, this approach can drag your face down rather than give you the voluptuous lips you desire. Instead, he advocates for a more strategic method that enhances your natural beauty without the need for fillers or surgery.
Step 1: Enhance
Begin by slightly over-lining the outside of your upper lip line with the Ultra Suede® Sculpting Lip Pencil in ‘Spiced Chai,’ paying extra attention to the cupid’s bow. This subtle over-lining at the top creates an illusion of fullness where it’s most flattering.
Step 2: Lift
Next, tackle the lower lip by slightly over-lining the centre of the bottom lip line. Then, gently extend the liner upwards to the outer corners, but this time, bring the liner inside the lip line as you move outward. This technique lifts the appearance of your lips, giving them a more defined and voluptuous look.
Step 3: Fill
Finally, softly diffuse and blend the lip pencil from the corners inward. Achieving a seamless transition from liner to lip colour is key for a natural, yet enhanced look. Finish the masterpiece with SuperSatin Lipstick in ‘Bronx Baby’ for a luscious, satin finish that screams luxury.
Remember, the goal is to accentuate your features, not alter them beyond recognition. This approach not only ensures a more natural result but also embraces the individual beauty that each of us possesses.
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