How to Get Lush Lips

Luscious lips can be easily achieved with a little bit of effort. There are quite a few things you can use from home to achieve that perfect pout.


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    Exfoliate your lips every three days to get rid of dead skin cells and to smooth your lips. You can use a lip scrub made of honey, sugar and Vaseline.
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    Make a point of applying a good plumping lip balm every evening before you go to sleep and in the morning when you wake up.
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    For a truly luscious pout, place a teabag in hot water and steep. Remove the teabag and let the water cool. it really works! Place it on your lips for about three minutes and your lips will be amazingly soft.
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    To make lips appear larger, apply a small amount of shimmery, white shadow above the cupid's bow of your lips. In addition to that, when applying lip-liner, go slightly outside of your natural lip line. Don't go overboard, it will make you look like you shouldn't be wearing makeup, but just a little bit will make your lips look bigger. When choosing the right lip liner for you, make sure it is the same color as your natural lip color, or a slightly darker color.
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    Keep a lip balm in your bag and use it when necessary.
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    Wear lip-gloss or a lush lipstick to enhance your pout, and reapply frequently.
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    Before you apply lipstick, exfoliate lips. Gently rub a damp washcloth over your lips or use a toothbrush to remove excess skin. Be careful not to go overboard - too much exfoliation can lead to dry, bleeding, irritated lips - definitely NOT lush.
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    If you would like to take it to the next level, try using a bright red, dollhouse pink, a fun orange or a sexy, deep plum especially for that special occasion.


  • Don't lick your lips! It will only make your lips chapped. if you feel the need to wet your lips, use Chapstick or even lip gloss.
  • You can also make lip exfoliant at home. Get a pinch of brown sugar (it's softer than granulated sugar) and put a tiny amount of water, mixing it together. Rub in circular motions on your lips, then rinse your lips. Don't lick it off because it can cause your lips to dry out even more! Alternatively, use your toothbrush. Soften it with warm water, and rub in a circular motion about your lips. This is ideal to do before you put some sort of beauty product on your lips.
  • If you suffer from generally dry skin, rehydrate by drinking more water each day. This will automatically make your lips softer and plumper. Remember, chapped lips is a sign from your body that you need to drink more water!
  • Put on Vaseline before you go sleep and when you wake up put some more on and then in the afternoon and it will be soft in no time!!!
  • If you can't afford lip-gloss, Vaseline (or any petroleum jelly) will do just as well. And it makes a great lip-moisturizer, too!
  • You can also drink more water and put baby oil on your lips.


  • Don't smack your lips or repeatedly wet them. It cracks your lips and sometimes causes a small rash to appear above your lip.
  • Do not smile while having chapped lips, if you do your lips will split--not pretty. Make sure to put lip balm on your lips before those ear-to-ear grins.
  • Don't let your lips go without lip balm for a long period of time. This will cause dry, chapped and irritated lips and it won't appeal pleasant to people who look at you.
  • Don't lick your lips! It will only make your lips chapped. if you feel the need to wet your lips, use Chapstick or even lip gloss.

Things You'll Need

  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Vaseline
  • Tea Bag
  • Shimmery White Shadow
  • Lip Liner
  • Bag
  • Lip Gloss
  • Lipstick
  • Washcloth
  • Lip Balm

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Categories: Lip Makeup