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Lip overline: the make-up trend for extra-volume lips

Tips, step by step guide and a shopping list to learn how to use this beauty secret

Lip overline: the make-up trend for extra-volume lips Tips, step by step guide and a shopping list to learn how to use this beauty secret

With the 90s taste, the lip overlining trend is becoming more and more popular on social media - including TikTok - thanks to beauty gurus, make-up artists and even celebrities and influencers who love this type of makeup for thin lips (and not only): from Jennifer Lopez to Chiara Ferragni, passing through Kendall Jenner and Elsa Hosk, overline lip makeup is often used both for events and for simple social selfies. But what is it specifically? It is a technique through which it is possible to optically enlarge the lips (making them appear larger and plumped) simply using make-up, with a very natural volume "push-up" effect. The steps to make it happen? Few and simple: optimal hydration of the lips, apply a nude pencil slightly outside the contour to make them optically more volumized, finally a touch of lipstick and gloss for a plump effect.

 

STEP 1 - SCRUB

Prepare your lips by exfoliating with a natural scrub based on brown sugar, honey and lemon, thus eliminating any impurities and skin. Here's how to prepare it: add a teaspoon of brown sugar, one of honey and a few drops of lemon and massage into your lips for a couple of minutes. Then rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

 

STEP 2 - MOISTURIZE

Moisturize your lips with a nourishing mask based on extra virgin olive oil, rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, which deeply nourishes the lips and makes them silky and nourished. Also very suitable for the arrival of autumn and for those with dry and chapped lips! Processing time: 3/4 minutes.

 

STEP 3 - APPLY THE LIP LINER

After applying a veil of foundation all over the mouth including the contour, use a nude lip pencil similar to the color of your lips or slightly darker and, outlining the contour starting from the cupid's bow, exit the edges with respect to your lips by 1-2 millimeters maximum.

 

STEP 4 - APPLY LIPSTICK AND GLOSS

First apply a nude lipstick that fills the lips then proceed by tapping a transparent gloss in the center, in order to give even more volume.

Generally speaking, overlining lips are nude, but don't be surprised if you will also see them red or pink on social media! To create a perfect overlining lip makeup, the best products around are essential, starting with lip contour pencils. In fact, it is precisely these that allow the creation of the structure of the overlining lips and it is very important to choose them of the right color and undertone. Equally important are the lipstick and the gloss, which must harmonize with each other with the natural color of the lips and with the nuance of the pencil.

Are you ready? nss G-Club has selected for you the 10 best products for a perfect lip overlining.

HUDA BEAUTY Rossetto Mat Ultra Pigmentato

HUDA BEAUTY Rossetto Mat Ultra Pigmentato

FENTY BEAUTY Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick

FENTY BEAUTY Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Lip Kit

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Lip Kit

CHANEL  Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue

CHANEL Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue

HOURGLASS Matita Labbra

HOURGLASS Matita Labbra

NABLA Close-Up Lip Shaper

NABLA Close-Up Lip Shaper

GUCCI Balsamo Labbra

GUCCI Balsamo Labbra

MAC Clear Lipglass

MAC Clear Lipglass

111 SKIN Duo Labbra Meso Infusion

111 SKIN Duo Labbra Meso Infusion

SHISEIDO Crystal GelGloss

SHISEIDO Crystal GelGloss