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Get kissable lips for the Christmas mistletoe smooch


Are you hoping for a Christmas kiss under the mistletoe? If so, you should have the most voluptuous and kissable lips possible! Unfortunately most of us are not gifted with a naturally plump pout. So what are the options? We take a look at the cosmetic products and treatments out there to help you gain fuller looking lips – and also ask a cosmetic professional for their advice.

Line them

It might be the oldest trick in the book, but it’s a classic for a reason – exaggerating the lip line with the help of makeup. To achieve this, simply follow the natural shape of your lips with a neutral coloured lip liner pencil, but draw slightly over your natural lip line. Go easy with this technique though – this trick can provide subtle and believable results if done in moderation, but can equally look artificial if you overdo it. Once the liner is complete, simply fill in your lips with your lipstick or gloss, but make sure you use an application brush to stay in the lines you’ve drawn. This is the perfect ‘quick fix’ – it can simply be wiped away at the end of the night and provides subtle results. It’s also best for those on a tight budget, as many people will already own all the products needed.

Plump Them

If you are looking for a product that gives you noticeable results but won’t break the bank, lip plumping glosses and serums might be for you. Lip plumping products work by very mildly irritating the lips in order to force them to swell slightly, and therefore create the illusion of fuller lips. It does not hurt, but you may feel some slight tingling when you first apply the product. These products are perfect for those looking for a slightly more effective answer than straight forward makeup, but do not want to spend too much money.

Enhance them

If you are looking for a long-lasting solution, though, lip augmentation treatment might be for you. Lip augmentation is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that allows patients to visibly adjust the size and shape of their lips in a controlled way with dermal filler injections. This is the perfect option for those looking to achieve fast, noticeable and long-lasting result. With almost instant results that last up to 6 months, lip augmentation ticks all the boxes.

Dr Thevendra, a cosmetic doctor at Apsaras cosmetic practice, specialises in non-surgical cosmetic treatments like lip augmentation treatment. He said: “Lip augmentation is ideal for those looking to enhance the size or shape of their lips; it offers you more control than any other treatment. It is administered by injection, meaning the volume and amount can be altered to fit the patient’s needs. Lip augmentation is now one of my most requested treatments, and one I personally enjoy performing, because of the confidence enhancing properties and the instantaneous results.”