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Finally Learn How to Shape Your Lips


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

Have you ever tried to play around with your lip shape? It's crazy to see how much your face changes with a fuller upper lip or lining a little narrower to get a Marilyn Monroe pout. Maybe you don't want to make any drastic changes, but you just want to add a little bit more shape or fullness. Now is the time to grab some lip liners and try these tutorials to learn how to shape your lips.

6 Bizarrely Cool Lipstick Tutorials That Will Give You Literally Any Lip Shape You Want

"Of course, in an ideal world, we would all deeply love ourselves and accept every one of our body insecurities, no matter how big or small, and live out the rest of our years in a happy, anxiety-free oasis. But this is real life, and sometimes, you want to play with your lip shape."

—Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire

How (And Why) You Should Apply Lip Liner

"Let’s just get this out of the way: Lip liner has had a bad rep. But liner has come a long way, so it's time we learned how to use it. Don’t get overwhelmed just yet. The liner application theory is actually pretty simple, especially if you have the help of a pro makeup artist like Alice Lane, who’s had everyone from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Bella Hadid to Jennifer Lawrence sit in her chair. Herein, she lays down the ground rules for getting your lip liner game on point, and how to keep it within the lines (aka no color bleed)."

—Noah Lehava, Coveteur

What the Shape of Your Lips Says About You

Want to change people's perception of you? It turns out your lip shape may be communicating more than you think. Check out this analysis by Jean Haner, who wrote the book The Wisdom of Your Face, and have fun playing around with what you can make your lips say about you—without even moving them!

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