Fine lines and wrinkles around lips are a sure sign that you’re growing older. While some may be subtler than others, there will be instances where you want to hide the signs of time, rather than flaunt them – and that’s perfectly okay.
When it comes to plumping thinning lips or masking lines around lips, many beauty brands of today have mastered this sorcery with just a few simple products.
Here’s how to perfect your pout and subtly mask those pesky fine lines around your mouth with some simple makeup tricks and go-to products to keep in your handbag!
1. Use a lip scrub
Yep, it may not look like it, but your lips are made up of the same skin tissue as the skin on your face, so lips need to be exfoliated too! If your skin looks smoother, plumper and more youthful after a good exfoliation, imagine what the same would do for your lips and the skin around your mouth? Using a lip scrub will help lift dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of the lines around your pout. Use a lip exfoliant every night and rub on your lips for half a minute, then rinse with warm water.
2. Moisturise with a lip serum or lip balm
Once you have exfoliated your lips, make an effort to apply a good quality lip serum, but if that’s just not in your budget- a nourishing lip balm can also do the trick. It’s basically skincare for your lips and works as a natural lip-wrinkle-filler over time! We recommend the soft and buttery Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm for a touch of colour and plenty of moisture throughout the day.
When it comes to covering up fine lines around the mouth, the proof is in the product. Try and stay away from thick, heavy concealers and foundations around the mouth. These can look cakey and define those lines even more than you’d like!
1. Use a primer around the mouth
Before your makeup application, reach for a lightweight, silicone-based primer to use around the edges of your lips. This will help to fill in those fine lines and prevent foundation or concealer falling into the cracks and looking cakey. Keep in mind that the best primers for ageing skin should contain moisturising properties to plump your skin!
2. Fill in wrinkles with light-weight concealer
The best product for this is a cream-based, sheer and lightweight concealer around the lips, such as the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer that will easily glide onto the skin and not dry out, become tacky and crack throughout the day. Use your fingertips to lightly press the fine line concealer into your skin. Try not to apply too many layers of concealer as you’ll need to apply foundation over this too.