You don’t need to get lip fillers or injections to get the perfect Kylie Jenner lips. And you definitely do not need to take the latest lip “challenge” of sucking a shot glass until your lips look like you had an allergic reaction! You just need to know the right skin care and makeup tips to give your pout the perfect pucker. Use these tips to help you get a magazine-ready lip that will be perfectly kissable for a date night or the vision of perfection for a day at the office:

Conditioning and Care
Before you can apply any lipstick or liner, you need to have a smooth canvas for your palette. Start by exfoliating the lips to remove any dead skin and make the lips as smooth as possible. You can make an effective scrub with a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of honey. Mix them together and lightly scrub the mix on your lips. (You’ll also love the taste!)

Rinse the scrub and apply a lotion or homemade serum. You can make a simple serum with one teaspoon or honey or aloe and one teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Let the mix sit on your lips for 10 minutes then wipe away the excess. It always helps to layer on a little Vaseline to keep in the moisture, especially at night, before bed.

Lining and Filling
Start any lip by lining with a color the same as your lipstick or slightly darker. You can use a specialty liner, or you can use a lip lining brush with your regular lipstick to create the liner. If you want to plump your pout, line just barely outside your natural lip line. Use a steady hand or you may end up with a look that says you don’t know what you are doing!

Fill in the lips with the color of your choice. Reds are red hot right now, so don’t be afraid to rev it up in the color department. If you want a matte look, place a piece of tissue over the lips and dust them with face powder. Avoid black liner, no matter what magazines are saying right now! You WANT your liner to blend in with your lip color, not stand out. Keep the liner simple and don’t OVER line, this can have the opposite effect of defining a lip by making you look like a clown.

If you want a shinier look for your lips, add a gloss as the final step. You’ll get a glossy, professional look that is sultry and glamorous. It’s the perfect look for a date night. Many ladies desire a fuller lip but without spending a fortune on injections, is this even possible? Yes! Thanks to popular products such as Lip Venom and other plumpers that use cinnamon oils to actually swell the lip up, having a full lip without breaking the bank is easy AND painless!

What lip colors are you dying to try?