Getting That Perfect Pout

Rock the killer pout that you deserve.


There are few looks that are as confident, smouldering, or as downright showstopping as a good pout. It’s no exaggeration to say that when a woman has an eye-catching pair of lips, it’s a strength to be well utilized. So, how do you make sure that you’re getting the mileage out of yours with a pout that can send crowds reeling?

Here, we’re going to look at some of the key tips to help you rock the killer pout that you deserve.

Be bold


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The trends are very much aligning for those with lips that are perfect for a killer pout. Not only is bold lipstick back in fashion, but it’s bringing attention-stealing balms and glosses with it as well. Of course, while going bold can be key, it’s always wise to make sure that you’re using the shades that fit you best. There are plenty of great charts on the net that can help you see the shades of lip that work best for different elements of your appearance, whether you want to enhance and contrast your eyes, choose the right shade for your skin, or overall match a warm or cool color palette. Use what you got naturally to enhance your makeup choices.

Buff them up

Our lips do a lot of work. When we talk, chew, whistle, or make any and all kinds of faces, they’re always on the move. As such, you need to make sure that you take care of them. Asides from balms to protect them from cracking or getting overly dry in the cold, you should make sure that you’re taking the time to clear them of dead skin as well. Flaky lips are a pain to deal with at the best of times, they can be a nightmare if you’re trying to use lipstick and other methods to enhance them. As such, make sure you focus on exfoliation with the help of tools like a good lip scrub that’s effective while still being gentle on that pillowy softness.

Don’t forget to stay hydrated


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It might be a tip that you’ve heard for just about every beauty aim, but you really can’t underestimate the importance of hydration, especially when it comes to your lips. Aside from keeping your hydration levels up the natural way by making sure that you get plenty of water, there are also products that can help you specifically lock in more moisture around your lips. Aside from lip balms, there are lip moisturizers out there that you don’t need to use every day, but can be useful on sunny or especially cold days. They not only hydrate your lips but can even offer some UV protection as well, which is good for your health, not just your pout.

A little extra volume goes a long way

You might think that you don’t have the lips naturally that can form a showstopping pout, but there’s a lot more you can do to change that than you might think. There are plenty of plumping products you can buy in any makeup store to either help restore collagen in your lips over time to some degree or to simply paint that extra volume on. When it comes to lasting and natural results, however, a little reliance on dermal fillers for lips might be one of the most effective approaches. These fillers not only add direct volume but also help to retain the substances beneath the skin that help them retain volume for longer, as well.

Practice that pout


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When it comes to actually flashing that pout, we can’t all have a natural resting pout and you want to make sure that you’re not making a goldfish face when you’re out and about. It might feel a little awkward at first, but try practicing your pout in the mirror. Keep your lips and teeth together, press your lips into a kiss, before letting them splay out a little more. This is the basics of how you make you’re pouting with the widely maligned “duck face.” Of course, there are plenty of more in-depth tips to help you perfect the pout in your mirror so that you can rock it with confidence when you’re out in the world, using it for real.

Whether you need a little help bringing attention to it, some tips on how to pose it, or even a little cosmetic enhancement, a good pout can do wonders for your confidence. The tips above should help you get a little closer to just that.