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Move over lip plumpers and fillers. There’s a new trick in town – and it involves a household staple!

The ever-resourceful Anne Hathaway has taken to social media, sending the beauty world into a frenzy with her unexpected lip-plumping hack.


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The trick? A good ‘ol hair pin. Read on to find out how it works.

P.S. read till the end to watch us try the hack out! 

Anne Hathaway’s Hair Pin Hack

The Technique

In a recent video on set, Hathaway reveals her secret weapon for achieving a fuller pout: a humble hairpin.

Yes, you read that right! While getting her hair and makeup done, the actress noticed that her “upper lip looked a little wilted,” according to the video.

Undeterred, she pulled out a hairpin from her stylist’s kit (not to be mistaken for a bobby pin) and gently tapped the open end of the hairpin across her upper lip.

She explains that this technique helps “get the circulation going” and creates a temporary plumping effect.

The Verdict

While some on set might be confused or concerned by her technique, the internet is buzzing with excitement about this quirky yet potentially effective hack.

Facial massage techniques are known to stimulate blood flow and can create a temporary plumping effect, so there’s some science behind Hathaway’s little trick.

We Tested Anne Hathaway’s Lip Hack: Here’s Our Take on It


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One of our writers recently gave Anne Hathaway’s lip plumping hack with a hairpin a try, and here’s our verdict! While it did provide a slight plumping effect, the results were not as dramatic as we had hoped.

Despite this, the hack is a fun and easy method to experiment with if you’re looking for a temporary way to make your lips look fuller.

Beyond The Hairpin Hack

If you’re not sold on the hairpin method (or simply don’t have one on hand), there are plenty of other ways to achieve a fuller pout instantly:

  • Exfoliate: Regularly exfoliating your lips helps remove dead skin cells, leaving them looking smoother and plumper.
  • Hydrate: Keep your lips well-hydrated with a lip oil or lip balm.
  • Lip liner: Overline your lips slightly with a lip liner that matches your natural lip colour.
  • Gloss up: Opt for a clear or slightly tinted lip gloss to create an illusion of fuller lips.