How to get a perfect pout
It’s time to concentrate on your kisser -- by which we mean getting it ready for your next marathon makeout session. If your lips leave a little something to be desired, follow our steps for achieving a perfect pout.
Lips get dry, especially in the winter. If you've been neglecting your luscious lips for too long, give them a gentle scrub to eliminate dead skin cells and reveal smooth new skin. Try Fresh Brown Sugar Lip Polish ($22.50), which leaves lips smooth and kissable after every application.
Once lips are exfoliated, they need moisture. Find a product that you love and carry it around with you so you can hydrate on the go. Some good choices include Caudalie Lip Conditioner ($12), which soothes dry lips while providing anti-aging benefits, and Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment ($20), which softens while providing SPF 30 sun protection.
If your pout could use some volume, there's no shame in giving it some extra oomph. Some well known lip-plumping products include Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme ($28) and DuWop Lip Venom ($16), both of which volumize your pout while giving it a glossy sheen.
There are many options for color, including lipstick, lip stains, lip glosses and lip pencils. Choose what feels right for you. If you don't like a lot of color, opt for a stain or gloss. If you really want to show off your lips, choose a lipstick with staying power. Right now we're loving Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm ($15), which offers sheer color in a variety of pretty hues.
Get plumper lips without products or surgery
Want full, plump, pouty lips without the aid of lip-plumping products? Watch this tutorial!