Day 7, Before
Before proceeding with my evening lip plumping and subsequent Kylie lipstick application, I got some tips from MAC Cosmetics's director of makeup artistry, Gregory Arlt. I was armed with Kylie's lip liner of choice, MAC Soar ($16), but I was mostly concerned about making my defined upper lip blend in with the look. "I recommend tracing above the lip with a cream highlighter, then line just above where your lip juts out," said Arlt. "Then blend the highlighter, so the lip is prevalent, but still natural." In lieu of a cream highlighter, I used the Venus side of Urban Decay's Naked Basics double-ended pencil ($16) above the Cupid's bow, then plumped my lips for five minutes with the CandyLipz.