This foolproof trick will give any client a full, juicy pout, every time.

There’s no denying it, big lips are in. And whether you love it or hate it, clients are lining up to request the Kylie Jenner look when it comes to their lips.

Though Jenner herself recently fessed up to having help from a little injectible treatment, its possible to replicate the reality star’s pumped up pout without ever having to take a needle to your client’s face. With this simple trick, even the thinnest lipped beauty will be in awe of her juicy new smile.

How to fake full lips


Step one

Exfoliate lips with a soft toothbrush to remove dead skin, before applying a nourishing lip balm to seal in moisture.

Step two

Next, using a white or nude coloured makeup pencil, shade in the centre of the lips, including the cupid’s bow area, and the area beneath it on the bottom lip to create the illusion of fullness.

Step three

Take the light makeup pencil so it goes just beneath the lower lip line, extending it slightly in the centre.

Step four

Using a natural coloured lip liner in a shade suited to your client’s complexion, neatly colour in the remaining lip area.

Step five

Using a clean finger or brush, gently blend the harsh edges of the white pencil into the lips so they dissolve, creating a subtle gradient effect.

Step six

Set with a shiny lip gloss for an extra luscious, juicy finish.

Get the look

1. Bobbi Brown Brightening Lip Gloss in Pink Popsicle. 2. Napoleon Perdis Lip Pencil in Haute Pink. 3. Make Up Store Lip Care Mix. 4. Inika Certified Organic Lip Liner in Nude Delight.


Have your say: What’s your favourite trick for enhancing a client’s lips?