There’s been a lot of speculation around Kylie Jenner’s lips lately. Has the 17-year-old had surgery? Has she had injections? Or is she just really good at doing her makeup? Well if you guessed the first two, you’re wrong. There’s a reason you never see her without some major lipstick on those kissers – because it’s makeup.
Kylie Jenner uses a technique called overdrawing or overlining, which is exactly how it sounds. You make your lips look bigger with the use of some cleverly placed lip liner and lipstick. But it’s not quite as simple as that, because if you don’t do it correctly, it will look clownish.
If you’re wanting to try the ‘Kylie Jenner lip’ but don’t know where to start, read on, because we have some tips that will make your lips look fuller, without the injections.
Step One: Using a concealer that matches your skin tone, blend your outer lip line into the surrounding skin. By doing this, you are masking your natural lip perimeter, making it easier to draw on your own. Brush some powder over the top to set the concealer.
Step Two: Using a lipliner that is very close to your lip colour, draw a line around your lips that is slightly bigger than them. Don’t go too big or it will be very obvious and look a little silly, so try to keep it close to your natural shape. Then using the lip liner, use small strokes to fill in your lips from the outside in, creating a base for your lipstick.
Step Three: Using a matte or satin lipstick, fill in your brand new ‘Kylie Jenner lips’! Congratulations, you have tricked everyone into thinking you have bigger lips just with the use of makeup.
Of course, if you’re looking for a challenge, you can always use the contouring and shading below to get a bigger, bolder lip.
Images via pinterest.com and Kylie Jenner’s Instagram