Here is how to transform thinner lips into a sexy bee-stung pout with just a few clever make-up tips and tricks.
Fight Off Flakes
Flaky, scaly lips reflect less light, meaning they look smaller and duller. An easy, instant way to make your lips look a touch larger is to scrub your pout daily with your toothbrush. Otherwise try Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub.
Addict Lip Sugar Scrub, £26
A tried and true secret among makeup artists is to line and fill in your pout with nude lip liner before applying any pretty pigments. Creating a uniform canvas not only ensures stay-put colour, it also creates a slightly bigger base for your lipstick.
Lip Cheat Lip Liner, £16
Contouring can create a faux shadow to make your bottom lip look bigger. With a bronzer or a darker neutral powder, lightly shade right below your lower lip line for instant volume.
Bronzing Powder, £29
Remember those pretty pink and peachy lip glosses you were drawn to as a teen? It turns out those types of light, shimmery glosses make your lips look plumper by giving the illusion of hyper-hydration.
Lip Gloss, £20
Don't Forget the Cupid's Bow
Clara Bow may not have gained a ton of fame for her silent film career, but her impact on beauty trends is legendary. Famous for her perfectly-accentuated lips, and in particular the ultra-feminine, exaggerated dip below her nose, the Hollywood star popularised emphasising this tiny feature. Play up yours by applying highlighter smack-dab in the middle of your upper line to reflect light here.
Catch the Light Highlighter, £20