Makeup Tips For The Perfect Lip Shape
How to create a balanced look for your lips with makeup.

Although all lip shapes are beautiful, thin or uneven lips tend to be more challenging to work with. In this tutorial, we'll talk about balancing your lips with makeup. You must first determine your lip shape in order to get a balanced lip makeup appearance. It's lot easier to achieve a balanced look when you know the form of your lips.


In most lip contouring techniques, your chin is also highlighted. Once you apply the highlight on the chin, a line appears. Above this line is called the chin crease. When applying balancing makeup for the lips, you should work on the area between the chin crease and the middle of the lip where the lips meet. For this procedure to be successful, the size of the lower lip and the area below it must be the same size as the lip line above the highlight we just mentioned.

Let's Start

Start below the nose and measure up to the middle of the upper lip. Many people can perform this measurement process with just their eyes, but you can also draw the lines if necessary. You can divide this area into five parts, and two parts of it belong to the lip. There are three parts to the classification that fall above the lip. Therefore, the area above the lip should be neither too long nor too short.

When it comes to lip makeup, there are many topics that need to be covered. To make the lips appear larger, you should apply a darker shade on the outer part of the lips and lighten it on the inner side. This will enhance the appearance of the lips.

Depending on the type of makeup, you can apply lipstick to the middle of the upper lip to create a round or arched look. For the face to appear thinner and bonier, you need a hard arch in the middle of the upper lip. You will make your face wider if you round off the same area. This is an important point. This is one of the most important points to remember.

What is another important aspect, on which I receive frequent questions, is how to use the lipstick colors optimally. It is common to use a dark purple, a brown, and a little pink shade for your lips, while you can use lighter colors to make the inner part of your lips look lighter, or you could use highlighter you used on your face.

For the inner area of the lip, choose a light pink or cream shade. If you have a plump lower lip, no need to add volume. For the outer two areas of the lip, use a lighter shade.

If your upper lip is flat or small, but your lower lip is large, highlight the inner part of your upper lip to give it more volume.

After the application of the lipstick, and once the colors are right, you can fix it and start working on the lip lines. The area of the lip liner is usually dark-colored in comparison to the other areas of the lip. People prefer lip liner pencils and others use palettes and brushes. Both are effective methods.

Following this, you should remove any excess oil from the lipstick. To do so, you may use baby powder. With a wide brush, apply a small amount of baby powder on the lips to remove the oil and fix the lipstick. The brush should only be used to throw baby powder on the lips, but make sure the brush does not touch the lips while doing so.

The lipstick can now be reapplied, but before you do so, you should use a thin flat brush to apply a thin line surrounding the lip using the light color you used as the highlighter. You do not need to make this lip look bigger, but You Should do this for this tutorial and explain the process. By highlighting the lips this way, you give them a neat, plump, and natural appearance.

Strobing is a newer method that uses shiny material and highlights around the lips first before applying the lipstick. Applying a highlight before applying lipstick is also a good way to make the lips look better and much more natural. With this technique, you would apply the highlight to the upper lip and lower lip lines. Draw a thin line and fade it at the end so it does not appear as a line.

The highlight for this area should resemble an inverted L. If you have a large space above your lips, you may only apply a thin, highlighted line around them. Nevertheless, if your top lip is short, the highlight should also be applied vertically between your top and bottom lip.

In cases where the upper lip is not plump or prominent in the middle, you can contour the area while adding a bit of dark shade in the middle before highlighting the surrounding area. The colors should be faded completely to prevent lines appearing between the shades.

Another area you need to apply a contour is below the lower lip on the chin, where you should do so to make it look less visible and to give the lower lip more volume. Tone the inside of the lips to make them appear lighter. As mentioned earlier, the lower lip needs appear fuller. Highlights should be faded after application.

Having created the foundation for the makeup with these steps, you should then apply the lipstick one more time, focusing on the lips, as well as use this opportunity to completely fade the highlights.

When fixing your makeup, you also should fix your lips. Consequently, you have to fix the makeup on the lips as well, so you will be applying this fixing powder on them a second time.

You can then wipe the excess powder from the lips with your brush and apply the lipstick again. Having applied your lipstick three times already has made it more durable and velvety. It is also possible to add shine to your lipstick if you prefer a shiny finish.