To make up the lips bigger than they are by painting outside the lip contours, is something that many people think is "big no no".
But I do not think so! Not if you do it the right way, then it's great and effective!
If you take a lip pencil and paint outside around the whole mouth, well then you get a clown feeling that looks very unnatural. The trick is to paint the outside on certain selected parts of the lips, and adapt the shape to your own mouth.
I have already tattooed a little outside my real contours, so in the before picture my lips are not as small as they were from the beginning. But sometimes when I put on make-up, I usually cheat on the shape even more (and I'm actually eager to get a little bigger tattoo again to be honest)
The lips are a little bulging out from the face, even if you have small lips, and often that area is actually a little, a little bigger than what the lip is colored. You can start looking at this when you are going to paint your lips bigger. It is when you come across what curves outwards that it looks strange, but on many lips you can paint quite far outside before you get "over the edge".
Right in the cupid's bow in the middle of the upper lip, I do not usually paint outside, but I paint the "heights" next to it a little higher. Then the lip becomes larger at the same time as the cupid's arch becomes deeper, and it gives a fuller impression.
I usually paint a little outside on the sides as well, both on the upper lip and the lower lip. It gives the mouth a softer shape that automatically feels fuller. In the corner of my mouth I do not paint outside at all, then it becomes a clown feeling. Not in the middle of the lower lip either.
The lip gloss in the pictures is Too Faced Color Bomb, in the shade Bigger Berry.
Hope the post was helpful! :)