The Lazy-Girl Way to Make Your Lips Look Bigger

These days, it feels like everyone’s aiming for fuller lips, from Tinseltown starlets jumping on the lip-filler bandwagon to models who may or may not cosmetically enhance their pout. But as a normie without the budget (or the stomach, really) for needles and lip fillers, there are so many natural alternatives for amping up your born-with-it features. Sometimes it just requires rethinking the basics you’ve already stocked in your toiletry bag: from foundation to your toothbrush (yes, really). Below, we asked makeup artist and beauty blogger Hillary Kline for her expert recommendations on creating fuller, more defined lips without much effort or expertise required. Lazy girls, this one goes out to you.

1 Start With a Balm


As a gentle base before starting with any other products, Kline recommends reaching for your favorite lip balm for added hydration, especially in the winter. “Let the balm sit on the lips for about five minutes before moving onto the next step,” she says.

Editor’s Tip: If fillers and chemical plumpers aren’t your aim, seek out balms that boast mint as one of the active ingredients. A natural pout-enhancer and skin soother, this herb revs up blood flow too.

2 Fight Off Flakes