Top tips for different Lip Shapes.

As unique as each one of us is, so are our lip shapes. Like fingerprints, we have our own unique set of lines, wrinkles, grooves and markings that make our lips uniquely our own! The colour and texture we apply to each lip shape can actually change the look of the shape of our lips and we can really have fun with defining the look we are creating.

At the end of the day, there are no rules for make-up and our face is the canvas on which we can reconstruct a work of art.

Whether simply for beauty day or night, or creating a character for an event, lip applications have the power to really transform a face.

Different lip shapes: 

  • Thin lips
  • Thick/Full lips
  • Small lips
  • Uneven lips
  • Oversized upper lip
  • Oversized bottom lip
  • Heart Shaped lips
  • Downturned lips
  • Wide lips
  • Round lips


General colour and texture tips for lips:

  • A matte finish can accentuate dryness or cracks if too dry
  • Dark colours draw more attention
  • A light gloss can be used to make lips look larger
  • Frost and glitter will accentuate creases and grooves
  • Thin lips can be thickened by drawing just outside the lip line and using a creamy or shiny texture and a lighter colour to make them appear larger.
  • Creamy, glossy or shiny lips appear larger
  • Very thick lips can be made thinner by applying a foundation base to the edge or lining outside the natural lip line. Depending on what look you are trying to create, they can be made very thin this way.
  • A small mouth and small lips can look even smaller with dark colours.
  • Shading on the outer edges of the lips can vastly change the look of the lips.


Tips for bridal lips:

As I said before, there are no rules for make-up, but if you're thinking of a look for a wedding, you want to think of the emotion, feel, mood, custom, culture, theme or tradition you are trying to capture. There are so many different types of weddings. Lip application finishes off the look of the event.


The bride wants to capture the emotion of the day with her bridesmaids and feel and look her best however soft and light, girly, bold, traditional, different or completely unique that may be. I was a make-up artist for a few weddings in Vancouver many years ago and they were vastly different to each other. The themes and feel definitely played a role in the make-up and lip applications.


Lip care tips:

  • When you exfoliate your face once a week, make sure you exfoliate your lips too. It will help with blood flow, taking away dead skin cells and plump up your lips to feel smoother, softer and healthier.
  • Use a Vitamin E and A infused natural lip conditioner or balm each day to repair and rejuvenate and that contains natural plant oils like sweet almond oil, olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil and shea butter.
  • Our lip conditioners contain Inca Inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis seed oil) which is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 which promotes epidermis regeneration and repair and preserves cutaneous lipidic balance on a deeper level for ultra soft, smooth lips.
  • Drink enough water
  • Protect your lips from too much sun and sun burn or wind burn using a natural balm or sunscreen.
  • Don't lick your lips too often as it dries them out rapidly.
  • Use natural plant oil lipsticks and lip glosses that all the ingredients lip balms do. 
  • Don't use anything with too much perfume, scent or fake dyes on your lips if it's not natural as over time the additives and fillers could strip your lips of their natural oils.
  • Use natural and gentle face cleansers or glycerin soaps with natural plant oils.
  • Your lips are used everyday to eat, drink and talk and are the focus of your face with your eyes, give them the care they deserve and need.

Our Cosmetics Cheat Sheets Booklet eBook  let's you practice lip colours and designs on printable face shape paper sheets without using too much product and gives you an idea of the look you'd like to create!


Here I am enjoying Sparkle and Comfort lipstick shades of (from left) Fire Red, Brag, Candyland and Princess lip gloss. 

Until my next post, I hope you enjoyed this one! Here's to soft, beautiful lips!


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