5 Ways To Contour Your Lips For Best Results

Here, how to plump your pout and look extremely beautiful and sexy.

Step 1: LINE

Reach for a dark liner or a creamy matte crayon that offers the precision of a pencil—and rim the perimeter of your lips, tracing just outside your natural shape.

In case we don’t know, using a deeper colour around the edges produces a more 3D look by mimicking the effect of a shadow. It also causes the outer corners of the lips to recede, creating more contrast in the centre where lips should look fullest.


Fill in the center with a lighter and brighter shade of lipstick. Other color combos Sotomayor likes on lips? Red liner and plum lipstick or nude liner and dark brown lipstick.



To avoid erasing the gradient effect you built in the previous steps, slowly work your way out from the middle—maintaining some distance between the pink center and the plum perimeter as you blend.



Not just for your cheekbones, this high-watt approach to highlighting can also be used to enhance lips. The strobing effect catches the light and creates more dimension, which in turn makes the mouth look fuller. With a metallic powder (like MAC Pigment) and a pointed brush, trace along the top of your Cupid’s bow and across the center of your lower lip.