Our Ultimate Guide to Plumper Lips

Perfect, pillowy lips are everyone’s dream – and it’s been a dream for years. Take a look at women from the 19th century: they were using lipstick to enhance the appearance of their lips. Fast forward to the 21st century, and lipstick is no longer the only way to add more shape to your mouth. From surgical solutions to plumping lip glosses, multiple options are available to achieve that fuller lip look you always wanted.

If you want to try lip plumping products…

No need to commit to a lip filler – the solution for plumper lips can be found at your favorite makeup store. Products containing hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, absorb water and give lips a temporary fuller look. Other ingredients, such as menthol, wintergreen, and cinnamon can create irritation to the skin and create a temporary volumized look.

To plump lips, first exfoliate your lips with a lip polish or lip exfoliator and then apply a hydrating lip balm. These are critical steps to faking a plusher pout. Once your lips are exfoliated and moisturized, blot any excess lip balm and use a small amount of concealer to blur the lip contour. This will help create a blank canvas for you to create a new, expanded lip shape.

Using a lip pencil, slightly overdraw the lips – concentrating on the upper lip and the sides of your lower lip. Then, add lipstick. Consider a darker tone for the sides of the lips and a slightly tighter tone for the middle. Even better? Choose satin or oily formulas instead of drying matte lipsticks. Lastly, to make lips look extra full, use a lip gloss on top of your lipstick. This will reflect light and make lips look fuller.


If you want to try lip filler injections…

Chances are you know someone who’s used lip filler – and for good reason. It’s one of the most popular facial procedures and it’s one of the most popular non-invasive ways to plump lips. Lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid to shape lips, improve plumpness, enhance the lip border, lift corners, and improve a downturned lip.

Typically, providers will apply a topical numbing cream, then apply the filler through a syringe. It’s normal to experience bruising, swelling, and soreness after treatment. Unlike lip plumping products, lip filler can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months – so there are more long-term results. Our favorite, Restylane Kysse, is the first lip filler that uses XpresHAn Technology™ which changes the way hyaluronic acid binds inside your lips. When Restylane Kysse is injected, it effectively molds to your tissue, allowing you to maintain natural-looking expressions.

At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, our expert team of advanced injectors – Dr. Burke Robinson, Michelle Giglio, PA-C, and Ivette Ballara, RN – are true artists when it comes to lip rejuvenation. We have a wealth of lip filler options and can help you select the right one to achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us for a consultation today!