Whether it’s caused by aging or genetics, thin lips can make men and women feel a bit more self-conscious about their appearance. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways you can enhance your lips, including certain makeup application techniques and lip plumpers. For a long-lasting solution, you may consider lip augmentation.
Enhance the Fullness of a Thin Upper Lip With Lipstick
Applying lipstick with a new technique can help you achieve a fuller upper lip. Remember, over-inflated lips should not be the goal. It’s actually natural for the upper lip to be thinner than the lower one, but there should still be balance.
An upper lip that’s too thin can look disproportionate and even make other parts of the face seem larger than they are.
By lining the lip and applying lipstick slightly above your cupid’s bow, you give the illusion of naturally fuller lips. Another great tip is to use lip balm before applying any makeup — balm coats and hydrates the lips, which makes them appear healthier, fuller, and prevents dryness and flaking.
Try Lip Plumpers
Over-the-counter lip plumpers use a combination of ingredients to stimulate blood circulation, which temporarily creates fuller lips. These ingredients can range from hot chili peppers to peppermint and ginger. Some products may contain allergens like bee venom, so it is important to carefully read the label and avoid anything that may cause a reaction.
Instead, opt for natural lip plumpers made from ingredients you already know or have ingested or applied in the past.
New formulas are using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body, to help create fuller lips. This makes them the safest lip plumpers around. HA also happens to be the base of dermal fillers, which are used in lip augmentation.
Consider Lip Fillers
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to give thin lips a natural boost. The biodegradable formula is safe, well-tested, and FDA-approved. Fillers like Juvéderm® and RHA® are the best fillers for thin lips; they offer instant results and last for months at a time.
Book a Lip Augmentation Consultation With Dr. Brown
Dr. Hayley Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon who helps patients get the look they’ve always wanted. To schedule a consultation, call Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center at 702-260-7707, or send a message.