Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, I think we can all agree on the fact that there is just absolutely no getting away from the huge trend in Beauty right now which is having big, bulbous, in your face lips! 

Now this is a post which everybody will probably think is stereotypically aimed at girls, but that's not to say that this post isn't for the metrosexual man either! In fact, this tip I learnt was given to me by a male. 

Drawing by Kat Ratcliffe. Instagram: @kat.rat

Drawing by Kat Ratcliffe. Instagram: @kat.rat

I learnt about this Beauty tip a couple of years ago when a close male friend of mine told me about this. He told me that he used to brush his lips after brushing his teeth... I looked at him completely puzzled and questioned as to why he did this and he simply answered "I just want fat lips."

I thought nothing of it at the time, but having studied Beauty for a while now this tip resurfaced and with a bit more research, I decided to give it a try. I brushed my teeth as normal and very lightly with a wet toothbrush, I then brushed my lips. The immediate effect I saw was that they turned very red, but they didn't look or feel sore. I did this for a week, both morning and night and definitely saw the results. They looked slightly fuller, and they looked and felt a lot healthier in the fact that they didn't chap easily and never seemed to dry out like they used to before.

The reason why this tip works is because the blood rushes to the surface of the lips so you're getting that 'plump' effect. Don't overexert yourself by brushing your lips until they bleed however! Just gently brush them until you feel you've done enough. 

So, that's my tip on how to get bigger lips! If you decide to give it a try, just let me know how you get on! I'd love to hear some feedback from this.

Oh, and please don't expect lips like Kylie Jenner.