how to fake fuller lips tutorial resized

Products used:

MAC Prep + Prime Lip

Urban Decay “Jilted” Lip Pencil

Marc Jacobs Beauty “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs Beauty “Volver” Twinkle Pop Eye Stick

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your lips look fuller, this is the tutorial for you! It’s as simple as adding a little bit of shimmer to create some dimension in your lip color, so please put down that weird suction cup thingy that you thought Kylie Jenner used and follow the steps, below:

  1. Prep your lips with primer, extending beyond your natural lip line. This will keep it from feathering.
  2. Line your lips with the liner of your choice (I actually ran out of my go-t0 for this lip color, so it made my lipstick a little more of a berry than a rose), and blend it inward so there isn’t a harsh line.
  3. Fill with lipstick, fine tuning with a lip brush. You can also clean up the edges with some concealer and a brush, if necessary.
  4. Dab some shimmery powder (or in this case, I used a shadow stick) in the center of your lips and on your cupid’s bow, to add dimension. Pat it with your finger to blend it in.  That’s it!


  1. Amy says: May 18, 201511:52 am

    I absolutely love the color you choose! It’s gorgeous! Have a wonderful week!


  2. Heather and Melissa says: May 18, 201512:41 pm

    Beautiful! It’s really easy to make lips look full and you chose some really pretty colors to do so.

    ♥Heather and Melissa

  3. V says: May 18, 201511:46 pm

    Never thought such shimmer could work for lips but this a look I am going to request the makeup artist who will be getting me ready as bridesmaid in a few weeks! I appreciate the tutorial.

  4. em says: May 19, 20159:14 am
  5. Beth says: May 19, 20151:55 pm

    Love this look!! Have you done a tutorial on your eye makeup? I bought the Marc Jacob stick, but when I apply I look like a globby clown. I’d love to see how you do it! Thanks!!

    • Keiko Lynn says: May 19, 20157:12 pm

      Not for this particular eye makeup, though I have one for the cat eye liner. Just use a smidge of the Marc Jacobs stick and blend with your finger:)

  6. Amy Bui says: May 19, 20156:33 pm

    I love the color choice. You skin’s glow is amazing!

  7. Jordan says: May 20, 20159:13 am

    Great tutorial, and such a lovely color! I definitely need to try that shimmer at the end – really makes them pop. Thanks for sharing this awesome guide!

  8. Laura says: June 11, 20152:16 pm

    Would you use the same color shimmer with a red lip?

    • Keiko Lynn says: June 15, 20151:53 am

      You could, but I would probably go with something a little rosier or maybe even a shimmery gold!