All lip shapes are beautiful, but there are some that tend to capture our collective attention. Bold lips are certainly everywhere you look today. If you feel like yours could use a boost, there are options from subtly smoothing fine lines to creating a dramatic transformation.
There are many possible lip shapes and an infinite number of variations. Here are some of the most highly sought-after lip shapes right now.
This is a classic lip shape that is always in style. The cupid’s bow features a top lip that has a defined dip in the middle, between the peaks. The bottom lip is proportional to the top. Celebrities with this lip shape include Rhianna and Scarlett Johansson. This lip shape is highly coveted.
Heart-shaped lips are similar to Cupid’s Bow lips, as the top lip has a defined dip. The subtle difference is in the bottom lip. Heart-shaped lips have a bottom lip that is fuller towards the middle and thinner at the sides. Combined with the cupid’s bow on top, this results in lips with – you guessed it – a heart shape. Celebrities with this sought-after lip shape include Gal Gadot and Taylor Swift.
Full Pillowy Lips
While all lip shapes can be thin or full, the puffy, pillowy lip is very trendy right now. This lip shape has a less defined cupid’s bow or doesn’t have one at all. In other words, the top lip has a more rounded appearance instead of the “M” shape of the heart and cupid’s bow. Both the top and bottom lips are very voluminous. The signature fullness seen on Angelina Jolie and Kylie Jenner makes this a super sexy, on-trend lip shape.
Part of what makes lips attractive beyond their shape is their proportions. Which shapes are more desirable does change over time as trends come and go, but the “right” proportions can stand the test of time.
According to one international study, the most attractive lip proportion is a 1:1 ratio of top to bottom lips. In other words, lips that are roughly the same size were considered to be the most attractive. Participants rated a fuller bottom lip to be the second most attractive shape. Of course, that doesn’t mean a full upper lip isn’t sexy. Celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra show just how beautiful this lip proportion can be.
Attaining Your Perfect Lips
Lip shape is determined by genetics, and fullness can decrease as you get older. As we age, collagen production decreases, which can leave lips less plump. Makeup and topical plumping treatments can help enhance the look of your lips, but they can only go so far. Cosmetic treatments are a popular way to perfect your pout if you aren’t happy with the natural shape of your lips or if your lips have lost their full, youthful appearance with time.
Dermal fillers can offer subtle lip enhancement. Dermal fillers, also known as lip fillers, are injections that add fullness and have a lifting and smoothing effect. Most lip fillers consist of a synthetic formulation of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body. A qualified and skilled professional can utilize fillers to precisely target specific areas of the lips and skin to affect the shape and fullness of the mouth. Fillers will have the added benefit of smoothing fine lines around the lips.
Botox or Dysport injections can help improve lip wrinkles. These neuromodulators inhibit repetitive muscle movements that lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox and Dysport are different formulations, but they work in the same way. Your provider can help you choose which is best for your desired results. Neuromodulators can be used in conjunction with fillers, depending on your aesthetic goals.
Choose an Experienced and Attentive Expert
There is a broad spectrum of what can be accomplished with injectable treatments. Results can range from subtle and natural-looking to gradually changing the shape of your lips over time to a drastic and immediate difference. It is important to discuss your hopes and expectations with your provider. Book a completely free consultation at the Laser Aesthetic Center to see if lip fillers are the right option for you.