What Your Lip Shape Says About Your Personality
Lips are a feature we discuss often—everything from the season's best lipsticks to our thoughts about injections. We can't help but fawn over all things matte, glossy, and the ever-popular liquid lipsticks that fall somewhere in between. We've tried serums to plump our pouts, liners to define, and practically every new product under the sun. So yes, it's accurate to say we're obsessed.
They say eyes are the windows to our souls—but apparently our lips, too, can say a lot even before we open our mouths. That's right: The shape of your lips can predict certain personality traits, one expert says. And as far as we're concerned, her findings are correct.
There are three shapes each person's lips generally fall into: triangle, rectangle, and diamond. And according to lip expert Anna Snodgrass, each one means something different for your personality. She told Marie Claire, "[Triangle lips mean] you help others to succeed. You recognize other's skills and abilities, helping them to recognize these skills and abilities in themselves." For the record, Rihanna has triangle-shaped lips—so this makes total sense.
For rectangle, it's all about advice. This person is great with money—lipologists call those with rectangular lips the "godmother or godfather of your community." Finally, there's diamond. Think Taylor Swift's ruby-red pout. Snodgrass explains, "Like the triangle, a person with a diamond print helps others to succeed, but you're also successful yourself, give back to your community, and are a good mentor." Sounds about right, no?
Your lip marks (the pretty print that happens when you blot your lipstick on a napkin or kiss someone on the cheek) can explain even more about you. If your upper lip looks full, it means you're a good listener. If it's thin, you may be quite picky. If the mark looks striated throughout, it's your stress showing through.
The more I think about it (and I'm staring at my blotted lip mark as I type), this is an eerily solid theory. Try it yourself, and let us know what happens (and let us know the shade of lipstick you used, too!).
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