Custom Pages


all items marked with a asterisk (*) are gifted items, pr samples or paid for with gift vouchers/store credit, for more information read:
my full disclosure policy

Monday, 13 January 2014

slightly overdrawn lips

review swatch photo

Aerin red velvet Lipstick *

Now I don't have small lips, but I can't say I was blessed when it came to extra lip cushion. I've noticed recently that I often overdrawn my lower lip, especially when I wear red or dark lipsticks. I don't know why I've got into this habit but its something that I don't hate? It adds a little extra something something to my usual look.

I took my lipstick of choice, In this case Im using the Aerin Lipstick in Red Velvet. On a lip brush, I take a small amount and ever so slightly draw over my lover lip line. Just a tiny bit to make my bottom lip look that little bit fuller. For this step, you could use a pencil but I didn't have one in this shade, so I decided to opt for a small lip brush. I also felt this was a little bit softer than using a sharp pencil line. I then filled the rest of my lips in with the lip bullet. To clean up around the edges I lightly went around my lips with a Q-Tip before taking a clean angled brush and going around my lips with a concealer.

I always thought it was a bit tacky or dare I say it… bordering on drag to overdrawn the lip line. It'sdefinitely not something I'd do on a regular basis, but I think with darker lips it can look quite nice and not TOO tacky. My only suggestion is to not go too crazy, literally only take it slightly over your lip line. Just be careful as its easy to go from slightly overdrawn to clown in one simple swipe.

Have you ever overdrawn your lips?

37 comments

  1. Why not try and fake an extra bit of fullness! It looks good on you xx

    zoeblogsbeauty

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this!
    Im fine with over drawing my bottom lip but I always struggle with my top lip!

    www.chlotalks.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have tiny lips so this might be worth trying out :)

    www.emandthem.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a normal top lip and quite a plump bottom lips! I always look a bit odd with overdrawn lips aha :) berrie-blogs.blogspot.com.sg xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this, it looks great on you and you'd never notice you'd gone over your lip line!

    Claire | AgentSmyth

    ReplyDelete
  6. I do this sometimes too, not being blessed with big lips it really can make all the difference. -Stefanie xx casualllyawkward.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sounds interesting, I have small top lips which I hate, wish I had big lips!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the color and I feel I have slightly smaller lips but I make it work.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

    ReplyDelete
  9. I do this too, ideky. I do it more with nude shades though because if I see the slightest touch of my natural lip colour peeking out, I go mental. >>

    ReplyDelete
  10. i have such thin lips so i'll try this trick! xx

    a-little-treat.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. That little bit extra lipstick suits you and doesn't look over done!!


    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  12. I do this all the time, even on these close up photos you can't even tell xx

    Charlotte| LongHairDontCare

    ReplyDelete
  13. I often do this with red - nothing like a voluptuous red lip. And when done as skilfully as you, you genuinely can't tell, yayyy

    www.amandaloves.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely shade!! Great pics... :)

    http://www.glossandmagic.com/

    ReplyDelete
  15. You can also fake fullness with shading, just helping the natural highlights and shadows of your lips be slightly more exaggerated. :)

    Raffles Bizarre Blog

    ReplyDelete
  16. You really can't tell, it looks great in that shade too

    Natalie | Just a Thought

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looks amazing, and what an easy way to create a discrete pout :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    ReplyDelete
  18. This looks incredible and the colour suits you so well x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I don't know why but I have never thought about overdrawing my lips! May have to give it a try as I long for fuller lips! xo

    ReplyDelete
  20. It looks gorgeous Lily! I do this quite often too. Love that lip colour on you!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. You really can't tell, that colour looks amazing too!
    lauren
    ox

    makeupbylaurenox.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. It looks amazing on you. And it's such a pretty colour!

    ReplyDelete
  23. i love how this looks on you, however i think i would end up like a clown if i were to try it!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

    ReplyDelete
  24. It looks beautiful, and not overdone at all. I have never tried anything from Aerin, but keep seeing and hearing great things, so I suppose it's only a matter of time...x

    ReplyDelete
  25. I wouldn't even have noticed, it looks beaut!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
  26. i always end up doing more on my lower lip, i have no idea why ! i also define my cupid bow more and it helps give more shape. your lips look lovely here so never fear :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have noticed I seem to do this recently as well! As long as it isn't to OTT or drag queen-esque then it doesn't matter to me!

    www.the-coveter.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I neither was blessed with plump lips so either slightly over drawn lips or Mother Pucker are a god sent xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Looks really good!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. This looks lovely on you! You've really made it work out.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    ReplyDelete
  31. Nothing wrong with pulling a drag queen lip. ;)

    RIKKI //
    RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love the lipstick! You look so pretty!

    http://www.MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3286864

    ReplyDelete
  33. Might have to try this, always think my lips are too small to pull off dark colours on my lips, hmmm x

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  34. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

if you have any questions feel free to tweet me @llymlrs!

ETC LLYMLRS UK Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews Beauty Tips+ Blog design by labinastudio.