THE TECH­NIQUE

Cosmopolitan (India) - - FAST GLAM -

1 Ex­fo­li­ate damp lips with a tooth­brush (reg­u­lar or elec­tric) for 30 sec­onds in a cir­cu­lar mo­tion. This sloughs dead cells and stim­u­lates cir­cu­la­tion, so lips ap­pear fuller.

2 Pat lips dry, and smooth on balm, then petroleum jelly. The dou­ble layer locks in mois­ture and plump­ness. Leave it on like a mask for 10 min­utes.

3 Blot your mouth with a tis­sue un­til lips feel hy­drated, but no longer slick. Lip stains (the next step) stick best to a smooth, dry (un­wet, not de­hy­drated) sur­face.

4 Out­line your mouth with the tip of a lip-stain pen (they of­fer tonnes of pig­ment but won’t kiss off... great for date night). The closer you stay to the edge, the big­ger lips will look.

5 Now tilt the pen, and fill the area in­side the lip bor­der with its chub­bier side us­ing long, even strokes. Once colour has dried, seal it with a hy­drat­ing balm.

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