Plump your pout
If you’d like shapelier and kissable lips on your wedding day, you might want to consider enhancing them with the careful application of a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler treatment.
Brand new HA filler MaiLi uses less filler* yet offers unparalleled volume and suppleness - so you won’t look over filled and your lips will remain expressive and mobile. MaiLi HA fillers also help the appearance of healthy vitality from the loss of collagen and elastin, reflecting natural movement and expression. This new generation and range of HA filler’s is also designed to completely rejuvenate the face to soften and smooth lines.
The soft and spring like gel means that MaiLi, a new HA filler where less* product means greater fullness and flexibility and it lasts for up to one year in lips - which spreads out the time between top ups.
Treatment with MaiLi can only be provided from specially trained doctors, dentists and nurse prescribers.
Do-It-Yourself lip exfoliation
Ensure your lips are smooth and kissable on the big day with a DIY exfoliator. Environmental factors like wind and sun, as well as smoking, can dry out lips. Lip exfoliating can help eliminate some of the dry, flaking skin that builds up, restoring soft, smooth pouts.
Lip scrubs buff away dry skin using gentle ingredients like sugar or fruit seeds. Choose an exfoliator, such as sugar, cinnamon or gently use a toothbrush, and an emollient, like honey, oil or shea butter. Mix a paste for your lips and apply in small circles, before washing off and applying lip balm.
Brighten your smile for an even more kissable mouth. There are a number of different methods available and the one you choose will be determined by the time you have available. If you want your teeth professionally whitened, the most effective option is via an approved dental practice using a light-based system to accelerate the whitening. This treatment is often complemented with the provision of a tailored home whitening system which comprises of two tailored fabricated ‘trays’ for the top and bottom teeth into which whitening gel is dotted. You wear these as advised by your dental practitioner. Other ways of whitening teeth include whitening strips, which are placed onto teeth, and whitening toothpastes which can clean off surface stains.
Makeup lip lessons
If you want to make your teeth look whiter (to go with your white wedding dress), look for blue-tinged lipsticks. The contrast between the white and the blue can make the teeth seem whiter. It's a matter of colour wheel logic: Blue and orange/yellow sit across from each other on the colour wheel, so blue tones tend to cancel out orange or yellow tones when juxtaposed together, and vice versa. Therefore, lipsticks formulated with a blue base will help cancel out any yellow tones on your teeth. This is the quickest hack of all; however, you will have to keep reapplying the lippy!
For long lasting colour on your lips on your wedding day, opt for a lip pencil of the same shade as your lips to line them, and top with a lipcote type sealer, which can help keep the lipstick in place.
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* Clinical investigation: in comparison to Juvéderm® Voluma, 24% less product of MaiLi Extreme is required for the same results in the treatment of the cheek area. Data on file.