The Magic Of Lip Contouring


If everyone understood the magic of a good lip contour we’d probably all be walking around with a perfectly plump pout! It really amazes me every time I contour my lips at what a HUGE difference it can make to the size and shape of them.

The key to visibly enhancing the size and fullness is so easy and you only need three tools to do it: Your favourite lipstick and a slightly darker shade of lip liner, and a slightly paler shade of lipstick.

Your ultimate step-by-step to lip contouring like a pro:

Step 1 – PREP: Exfoliate lips with a warm damp towel and sugar, then blot with a little lip balm.


Step 2 – PRIME: Add a touch of foundation all over lips to create a blank canvas.

Step 3 – DEFINE: Draw an X at the cupid’s bow and outline the lips, being careful not to go too far outside your natural lip line. Make sure they’re even and symmetrical.


Step 4 – FILL: Connect your liner at the corners and fill the lips with liner, fading towards the center.


Step 5 – HIGHLIGHT: Using a lipstick in a paler shade, dab it onto the center of lips and blend out with your finger to create the illusion of a fuller pout.


Step 6 – CONTOUR: If you want the fullest look possible you can contour around your lips! Make sure to use a liner that is a little bit darker than your natural lip tone. If you use the same colour as your lipstick, it takes away the illusion, contouring is about adding dimension.  The best place to draw is just slightly outside the border of the lip,