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Lips: Part 2 – Tall Lips Are Full Lips

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s  series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller
Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Tall Lips Are Full Lips

Just as with eye makeup, there are multiple ways to approach lips.

To enhance your Face with a Heart think ‘Eyes Wide – Lips Tall’.


Many desire to have their lips appear more full and/or balanced in size between the upper and lower lip.

Most of these people do not want it to appear they have drawn lip liner outside their natural lip line to enhance the appearance of their lips.

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Let me share a little secret. The trick is to make lips appear more tall by enhancing the ‘pillow’ of the lip.

The pillow is the center of the mouth where lips are most full in the first place.

By enhancing the ‘pillow’ of the lips, lips appear more full without appearing falsely applied.


Lip liner is used to define the shape of the lips. It can simultaneously re-define the shape of the lips plus provide asymmetrical correction.

Bottom Lip Liner

The concept is to make the bottom lip appear as a glass of water that is being tipped so that the water has come right up to the edge of the glass. It appears at any moment the water will spill out of the glass but it doesn’t.

Enhancing_lLp_Liner_Lower_lip_MakeupGourmet_com• Begin by using a lip pencil to enhance the center of the mouth.

• Trace along the natural lip line at the center of the bottom lip.

• Then allow the lip liner to drop just below the center of the lip line to create the appearance of fullness to the center of the bottom lip.



• Where the bottom lip begins to curve upwards towards the outer corner of the mouth, sketch a strong straight line to the inside corner of the outer corners of the lips.

• Fill the interior of the liner into the lip a little to really connect the new shape liner to the lip.

• This illusion will push the center of the mouth more forward and keep lips from looking too wide.


Top Lip Liner

The concept here is to create a slightly swollen appearance to the upper lip from just outside the center ‘V’ to halfway down the upper lip. This will create height and fullness to the upper lip.


• Start by sketching in the ‘V’ shape at the center of the upper lip. Strive for symmetry.

• Next sketch the top lip line from the peak of the ‘V’ of the upper lip to the inside corner of the outer corners of the mouth.



• Then, if more fullness is desired, slightly round above the lip line from the peak of the ‘V’ to halfway down the upper lip.

• It is vital that the lip line appear connected to the actual lip line so build up from the existing lip line will create this effect successfully.



• Fill the interior of the liner into the lip a little to really connect the new shape liner to the lip.

• Finally, sketch with a lip brush along the lip liner to soften the interior edge and marry it to the lips.


Click here to learn a new away to apply the lip color after lip liner to create the Modern Lip.

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Note: This series of video tutorials is organized in a specific order of application. It is not necessary to do every step when you do your makeup but I do suggest you follow the order of the videos and skip the steps that don’t apply to you.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own Authentic Beauty Makeup tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new method of makeup application – tell me how useful you find the tutorials and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.

Chris Scott

15th of June,  2016

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.

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