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The number of women undergoing lip-plumping procedures is on the rise but that isn’t the only way to achieve a fuller look. Overdrawing your lip line is an easy—and painless—way to give the illusion of fuller lips. We caught up with Brittany Gray of Fancy Face and Stila Cosmetics global executive director of creative artistry, Sarah Lucero to learn how to master a perfect overdrawn lip.
How to overdraw your lips for a fuller look
STEP 1: The secret to fuller lips is all in the pencil colour. "A nude lip is the way to go because it disguises the fact that your lips are overdrawn," says Gray. You never want to use a lip pencil colour that’s similar to the lip colour you’re applying when overdrawing. Since there is more than one definition of nude, Lucero says it's best to find the colour that is close to your natural lip colour
STEP 2: When using pencil to outline your lips, avoid drawing the line too far away from your natural lip line. Lucero recommends only overdrawing your top lip to achieve the most natural look, matching the size of your bottom lip. To do this, close your mouth and smile to keep lips taught, and then lightly sketch a line from each side of your cupid's bow and stop at the corners of your mouth.
STEP 3: Gray says to use a concealer that matches your skin tone to go over any imperfections and to ensure a nice, clean look.