In relation to lip fullness, I am a grasping S.O.B. After the primary time I received lip injections about 5 years in the past, they by no means absolutely shrunk again right down to their baseline dimension, however I’ve nonetheless gotten them touched up yearly or two as a result of I like the way it seems. I’d completely go even fuller with filler if my dermatologist did not all the time level-headedly mood my zealousness along with her in depth understanding of facial anatomy and proportions and whatnot, so that you’d assume I would be an enormous fan of overlining my lips as an alternative choice to further injections. However oddly sufficient, I’ve by no means favored how the method seems on me.
Though it is a go-to non permanent lip-enlarging trick for thus many make-up lovers, I have never been capable of do it in such a approach that does not really feel both cartoonish, apparent, or unflattering. It could make my lips look fuller, nevertheless it additionally form of drags down the form. I come from a household of individuals whose smiles finally, naturally flip downward with age (I name it the Grandma Ethel Smimace), so I am not about to hurry that course of with some poorly positioned pencil.
Evidently, when make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic met up with a few of us magnificence editors over Zoom just a few weeks in the past and he talked about his different method for overlining, I used to be all ears. The Makeup by Mario founder defined how, by overlining solely half of the lip, he mimics the look of the injectable “lip flip” pattern and creates a lifted, fuller look with out the phantasm of heft.
I used to be genuinely intrigued, however I additionally did not strive it instantly. Nor did I strive after seeing plenty of individuals on social media doing — and loving — it. It wasn’t till I noticed somebody I do know, fellow Attract contributor and Gloss Angeles podcast host Kirbie Johson, do it herself on Instagram that I lastly determined to offer it a go.
So here is the way it works: Barely overline solely the cupid’s bow space of your prime lip, in addition to the middle of the underside lip. As for the remainder of the lip, keep in your pure lip line — do not overline as you go towards the corners. Dedinovic says this method shortens the house between your nostril and lip, makes your lips look fuller, and even creates the phantasm of a little bit of a carry.