08/01/2012 11:30 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

How To Get Full Lips Without Plastic Surgery (VIDEO)

While there are at least 25 reasons why plastic surgery isn't smart, that hasn't stopped Americans from spending billions to go under the knife. However, with the right makeup and just a little patience, you can enhance your natural beauty without regretting it.

BellaSugar beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson takes us through a three-step tutorial to achieve fuller-looking lips. All you need is concealer, nude lip liner, lip gloss and lipstick to transform your thin pout into a plump pucker (à la Angelina). The key to faking it starts with concealing your natural lip line and creating a "new" one using a complexion-matching liner. An über shiny lip gloss gives the appearance of thicker lips, while lipstick adds a rich finish.

What do you think about this beauty trick for fuller-looking lips? Have you ever tried it? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, find out which bold lipsticks work best for your skin tone.

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