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This Is The Beauty Trick You Need To Step Up Your Lip Game

Give your lips more depth and dimension.
IMAGE Jelly Eugenio | instagram.com/jellyeugenio

Lips have always been one of the focal points of any beauty look through the years. But with the emergence of new forms of lippies—from mattes to liquids—and lip queen Kylie Jenner, a lipstick is now a non-negotiable makeup product for most girls. While lippies are known to step up your lip game in a snap, lipsticks aren't the only things you can use to create the illusion of luscious lips! Apparently it is possible to contour nearly face because lip contouring is now all the rage in the beauty scene for instant fuller and plumper lips! So give your lips more depth and dimension by trying out these easy tips and tricks and score an A+ in the beauty department without breaking a sweat.

Using a lip liner that is slightly darker than your lippie shade, line just a little bit outside of the border of your lips to create the illusion of more depth.

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This tip is great for an easy every day look—especially when you don't have the luxury of time. Make sure to blend the liner and lippie together so you don't get a harsh contrast.

Dark lippies make your lips look smaller, so opt for lighter or nude colors instead!

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If you're the type of girl who wants a simple beauty routine, but still want to score a fuller pout, then this tip is for you! Although dark shades are gorgeous and edgy, they also tend to make your lips looks smaller and flatter than they actually are. So when in doubt, go light!

But if you really insist on a dark lippie, a combination of light and dark hues will do the trick!

There's definitely more upkeep required for this trick, but the effect will make your lips fuller STAT! It's all about applying a darker lippie to the outer parts of your lips and applying a lighter shade on the inner middle part of your lip. Blend it all together for a K-Beauty-inspired gradient effect that'll leave your puckers plumper than ever!

Highlight the center of your lips with some lip gloss.

Try: Plush Rush Lip Gloss in Pillow Talk P938, Butter London

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You can use this trick together with any other method you use to color in your lips to create an instant illuminating effect! If you're not a fan of lip gloss, then dust on some highlighter instead for added shimmer.

Highlight over your cupid's bow and shade below your bottom lip.

Try: Feeling Sculptacular Face Contour Kit P1299, Happy Skin

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Dabbing on highlighter on the cupid's bow and blending in some contour powder below your bottom lip to make your lips pop in all the right ways.

"M" is the magic letter!

To those who want to go all out with their contouring routine, this is for you! Thickly line your lips in three areas: the upper lip, the hard-to-reach sides of your lips, and the bottom lip. For the upper lip, draw on an "M" (kind of like how you would draw birds back in grade school) by the border of your upper lip following your natural lip line. Draw the same "M" on the upper side of your bottom lip. Swipe on a lippie two shades lighter and you'll instantly notice how your lip liner creates subtle shadows to help your lips pop!

How do you make your lips pop? Let's swap beauty tricks below!

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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