How To Make Your Cupid's Bow A Facial Focal Point
Recently I’ve been seeing a growing number of people on social media getting temporary lip injections to give themselves fuller and poutier lips.
While there is nothing wrong about tweaking your body, there are temporary ways to pizzazz up your pout (plus you can ensure that you don't end up in a lip enhancement fail roundup) and that is highlighting your cupid's bow.
On that note, here are a couple of tips to help make the accent look flawless:
Add A Cream Highlight As A Base
This is something I like to do for highlighting all of my high points on my face. I love adding the cream base after I add primer but before I add my foundation. This will add an extra "oomph" to your look. You can also add the cream on top of the foundation and blend it out that way, just make sure to do it before the powders.
Set The Cream With Powder
To make the highlight pop even more, you can go over the cream with a powder. I always do this on my cupid’s bow, whether I use the powder on the other high points or not. This is because the cupid’s bow is a much smaller area so adding that extra dimension for the light to catch makes my pout look so much fuller.
Apply Lipsticks/Glosses/Liquid Lipstick AFTER The Highlight
This tip is important because, once again, it makes the highlight look more natural. The lip product you apply will help cover any highlight that may have gotten on the lips during the process. Doing the highlighting afterwards is perfectly okay as well if you decide you lips need some extra dimension, but make sure to neaten this up afterwards if needed.
Don’t Forget To Balance It Out
If you want an even fuller bottom lip or you think the cupid ’s bow highlight looks awkward on its own, you can add some highlight to the bottom lip. There are two different ways to do this; you can add the highlight right underneath the bottom lip to make the pout more prominent or you can add the highlight directly on the bottom lip to make the lip look a little more dramatic. I strongly recommend doing one or the other though. Once again, adding the highlight before the lip product makes it look more natural but if you decided to do it after make sure to blend it in with the lip color.
Try this out and circle back with your thoughts.