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The appearance of the face is very important to feeling good and happy. When lips appear too large for personal taste, self-confidence can decrease. Small changes can naturally make lips appear smaller and give back the confidence that self-consciousness can cause. Though lip size cannot be reduced permanently without surgery, there are ways that lips can appear smaller.

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Drink plenty of water. When the body is dehydrated, it holds onto water, and that can cause areas of the body to retain the water in a visible way. This can make the lips look larger.

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Avoid lip gloss. Lip gloss makes lips appear fuller and larger, so this can be a problem when lips are already full. Instead, use a lipstick that is a similar color to your skin tone. Lipstick does not plump the lips, and using a color that is similar to your skin tone can make lips less noticeable.

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Put foundation on your lips under lipstick. This will give the effect of smaller lips with a minimum of extra effort.

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Commit to an exercise routine for your lips and face. Exercise will get rid of excess fat on the face and lips, which will ultimately make your lips a little smaller. Enunciating tongue twisters is a good exercise for the lips.

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Smile. A smile will pull your lips and make them thinner. This is temporary, but it is effective and friendly.