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If backstage trends, upcoming make-up collections and Instagram likes are anything to go by, the era of the pillowy lip is showing no signs of waning. But before you bring in the big guns (or rather, big needles) in your quest for luscious lips, consider the many less invasive ways to pump up your pout at home. Just as finessing your skincare routine will boost the efforts of your make-up, looking after your lips can get you one step closer to a Kylie-level look – and you can balm all you like but no amount of paw paw will penetrate without proper exfoliation. Enter the latest line-up of lip scrubs, which slough away flakes, boost circulation, prepare for hydrating balms and bring a natural pink flush to your pout.

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After using The Body Shop’s lip scuff backstage to smooth model’s mouths during fashion week. Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up, Peter Philips created a luxurious alternative for the French fashion house, and face of the launch, Bella Hadid is already a huge fan.

“The Lip Sugar Scrub makes my lips super soft, it’s made with real sugar so it’s like a little treat for my lips,” she says in a Dior how-to video. “It also makes your lips look naturally pink.” Softer, plumper lips aside, prepping with a scrub will also boost the staying power of this season’s statement lip looks by creating a smoother base for the pigment to stick to. Here, nine new ways to exfoliate, heal and hydrate your lips for a plumper, more pillowy pout.

“The Lip Sugar Scrub makes my lips super soft, it’s made with real sugar so it’s like a little treat for my lips,” she says in a Dior how-to video.  “It also makes your lips look naturally pink.” Softer, plumper lips aside, prepping with a scrub will also boost the staying power of this season’s statement lip looks by creating a smoother base for the pigment to stick to. Here, nine new ways to exfoliate, heal and hydrate your lips for a plumper, more pillowy pout.

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DIOR, Lip Glow Sugar Scrub, $49. SHOP NOW

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Clinique, Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm, $40. SHOP NOW

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FRANK BODY, Lip Scrub, $10.95. SHOP NOW

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APOT.CARE, French Kiss Lip Exfoliator, $31. SHOP NOW

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LUSH, Bubblegum Lip Scrub, $9.95. SHOP NOW

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GLAMGLOW, Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment, $35. SHOP NOW

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The Body Shop, Lip Scuff, $17.95. SHOP NOW

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CIATÉ LONDON, Scrub Stix, $27. SHOP NOW

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TONYMOLY, KISS KISS Lip Scrub, $5.45. SHOP NOW

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