Full lips are a symbol of beauty and femininity. If you’re a crossdresser or a transgender woman, this feature can have a big impact on your overall appearance!
Now, filler injections can give you the lush lips of your dreams. But maybe you’re not quite ready to go under the needle?
The good news is that there are some simple, non-invasive ways to plump your pout. In this blog post, I share 5 ways to get fuller, more feminine MTF lips. Read on to learn more!
1. Exfoliate Your Lips
Dead skin cells on the lips can make them look dry and chapped. Exfoliation removes the dead cells so your lips can hold onto more moisture, giving the lips a more luscious look.
Exfoliation also increases circulation to the lips, making them look fuller.
You can use a washcloth or soft toothbrush to gently exfoliate the lips. Or even better, look for an exfoliating lip scrub. Lush makes some great ones in a variety of flavors.
2. Try A Lip Pump
There are a number of devices out there that can temporarily plump the lips by using suction to draw fluid to the area. This creates a plumping effect that can last for several hours.
Here are some popular lip plumping devices:
The drawback to these devices is that they can cause bruising or even serious injury if they aren’t used correctly. They can also leave unattractive red marks on the face.
If you decide to try a lip pump, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
3. Boost Collagen
Collagen is a protein in your body that helps keep the skin and lips plump and smooth. As you age, your body produces less collagen, which can lead to thinner lips and more wrinkles.
Luckily, there are a couple ways to increase collagen naturally:
- Take a collagen supplement. These are inexpensive and easy to find in any health food store.
- Eat collagen-enhancing foods. Try eating bone broth soups or fruits and vegetables with vitamin C. These foods support natural collagen production.
4. Enhance Your Lips With Makeup
The right makeup techniques can work wonders on your lips. However, it’s important to avoid going overboard so you don’t end up with artificial-looking clown lips.
To achieve full, feminine lips, try the lip makeup tutorial below.
For more makeup tutorials, check out The Makeup Magic Program, my comprehensive male to female makeup course.
5. Use A Lip Plumping Gloss
There are loads of cosmetic lip plumpers on the market that can give your lips an extra boost.
The best lip plumpers contain nourishing ingredients, like hyaluronic acid (to draw moisture to the lips) or peptides (to increase collagen). These plumpers create lasting results without damaging the lips.
Other lip plumpers contain irritating ingredients like cinnamon or cayenne. This creates swelling, which make the lips look fuller. However, they can dry out the lips in the long run. I recommend limiting your use of these.
Here are a few of my favorite lip plumping glosses:
- GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper Gloss
- TOO FACED Lip Injection Plumping Lip Gloss
- Sublime Lips Manuka Honey Lip Plumper
Let’s talk lips…
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Have you ever tried plumping your lips? What worked and what didn’t?
And for fun, be sure to upload your luscious lip pics in the comments below!
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