So the internet has been going crazy lately over Kylie Jenner and her amped up lips. Everyone and their mother want to know did she get filler injections or is it simply down to some makeup trickery.
Well according to the lady herself it is the latter. She simply uses MAC Whirl lip pencil to overline and fill in her lips and
MAC Faux lipstick over that.
And since liner is back for this season she is also bang on trend (well I wouldn't expect anything else).
AnyWho! I decided to give it a try for myself. I have small lips and my top lip completely disappears when I smile - my sister Bridie thinks this is hilarious and says I must save a fortune on lip products as I only need to apply gloss to my bottom lip...
I'm not laughing Bridie!!!
I didn't have MAC Whirl so I used MAC Soar Lip Pencil instead.
Tip No. 1 - Apply a little Lip Balm to your lips as the liner can be very drying on its own.
Tip No. 2 - Take your time. You don't want to end up looking like the Joker.
Tip No. 3 - You don't need to use a MAC lipliner. You can pick up great lip pencils from any of the "drugstore" makeup stands. NYX have a fab pencil called Mauve which is a great dupe for MAC Whirl. Just pick a shade near your own lip colour or with a mauve tone if you want it more like Kylies's.
Tip No. 4 - Pull in close to a mirror. Rest your arm on something if possible. This will keep your hand nice and steady.
Tip No. 5 - Start with slow mini strokes. Don't try and draw one full line as it's nearly impossible to get it even.
Tip No. 6 - I like to start at my cupid's bow and fill that in first. I outline my "own" lip first then I slowly start to build up over that until I get a shape I'm happy with. Remember to use small circular movements to keep the line from looking too harsh.
It takes just a little bit of practice but it's very easy to get the hang of. And simply using liner is brilliant as it has longer staying power than lipstick and gloss.
So what do you think?
I love them and will definitely be wearing this look a lot more.
Until next time...Be Happy
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!