So I have to pretty much fake it every time I want to look like I have a nice full pout. Now I cannot promise an Angelina Jolie-type pout, but I can atleast get them decently noticed to where they don't fade into my face...example picture above.
Here are some steps you can take to create a perfectly noticeable pout:
Step 1. Brush your bare lips with your fave lip balm (I used my Rosebud Salve) and a toothbrush. This is to make them softer and to exfoliate them for a smoother finish before applying your lip color. I like to use my children's dry toothbrushes bc they have smaller heads on them since our lips are typically smaller than a normal adult toothbrush. And you don't want your whole mouth to have a red ring around it, you JUST want to focus on the lips, not the perimeter of the mouth.
Step 2. Apply a good neutral lipstick color with a lip brush. This gives better control and a more precise application.
Step 3. Blot your first layer of lipstick with a kleenex, then repeat step 2.
Step 4. Apply a matching color lip liner on top of your lipstick. The old school way of doing it is to apply the liner before lipstick, but I like adding it afterward bc I feel it looks less harsh this way. Blot again with a kleenex.
Step 5. Add a high gloss lip gloss on top of your lipstick focusing on the center of the lips. You can use either a clear gloss if you want the lipstick to stay true to it's original color, or a colored gloss to add an unexpected punch to your neutral lipstick. I used my FusionBeauty Lip Infatuation color Lollipop, to not only add bright pink to my look, but also for extra help in plumping them up!
Step 6. Apply a thin coat of translucent powder around the perimeter of your mouth to keep color from bleeding. I like to use my Qtips that have a pointy end and a flat end that make it easier to keep a clean line and to press the powder into the skin.
Before implementing all 6 steps.
After implementing my 6 steps. Pretty impressive huh?
Maybe God didn't give me naturally full lips, but atleast he gave me the lip products and the ability to fake it!!