How To Apply Lipstick On Thin Lips Perfectly?

Follow these steps to accentuate your lips to give them an alluring, plump look.

By Jyotsana Rao

Not everyone is blessed with juicy plump pouts. But if you know how to apply lipstick on thin lips, you can accentuate your natural features too. The right shade and texture of lipstick can take your appearance from drab to fav instantly. And trust us, you do not need naturally fuller lips to create an appealing look. Just a smooth glide of your lip shade will do the trick. Scroll down for the deets.

Things You Need To Apply Lipstick for Thin Lips

  • Lipstick
  • Lip Liner
  • Lip Brush
  • Lip Gloss (optional)

How To Apply Lipstick On Thin Lips?

Follow this step by step tutorial to apply lipstick to thin lips perfectly.

Step 1

Examine your lip shape before you start applying the lipstick. Check if your bottom lip is thinner than your upper lip, or vice versa.

Once you have analyzed your lip shape, prepare your lips with a lip conditioner or a lip primer. This provides a smooth and even base, and facilitates effortless application.

Start by using a lip pencil as it gives you perfect control and enhances the lip shape. Ensure that you have sharpened your lip pencil.

Step 2

Start the application by lining the cupid’s bow. Gently draw a line across the peak of the lip and contour the lip till the corners.

In this tutorial, I am overdrawing the lip of the model, staying close to her natural lip line.

Create soft lines instead of crisp lines so that your lips look naturally full.

Step 3

After you are done with the upper lip, start with the lower lip.

Starting from the corners, gradually draw the line till the center of the lips. Use short strokes to draw the line.

Since I have overdrawn the upper lip slightly, I am going to retain the lower lip shape to maintain the balance.

Now, fill the entire lip with the same lip pencil.

Filling the lips with a lip liner makes your lipstick last longer.

Step 4

The best way to apply lipstick is by using a lip brush as it facilitates precise application. Fill the lips using short strokes with the brush, and blend the lipstick evenly everywhere.

The last step is to dab a concealer on the corners and edges of the lips with a brush. This technique adds definition to your lips and makes them look neat.

The Final Look

Finish the look with a swipe of lip gloss. Layer it up for a fuller look.

Important Tips to Apply Lipstick on Thin Lips

  1. Take a soft bristle toothbrush or a warm wet cloth and gently rub over your lips. This will remove dead cells and reduce the occurrence of chapped lips.
  1. For healthy lips, rub some vaseline on your lips before you go to bed.
  1. Dab a cream-based highlighter on the cupid’s bow with your fingers to create the illusion of thicker lips.
  1. Best lipstick shades for thin lips – Use shades like pinks, reds, and nudes as they tend to make the lips look fuller.
  1. Avoid using lip colors in metallic or shimmery textures as they don’t make the lips look naturally full. Instead, use matte or satin finish lipsticks and lip liners as they help to disguise the fact that you have overdrawn the lips.

You can be sure that applying lipstick on thin lips is not that difficult. All you need is precision and a little bit of patience. You may not get it right initially, and it is okay because makeup is an art, and it requires time to perfect. After a couple of trials, you will be good to go; trust us on this! So know the shape of your lips, apply the lip conditioner or primer, and get ready to create magic with the help of our tips.

Frequently Asked Questions

What color lipstick makes lips look bigger?

You can use light or nude colors to make your lips look bigger.

Can thin lips wear dark lipstick?

Wearing dark lipstick may make thin lips look thinner and stand out in an unflattering way.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She... more