The Most Desired Lip Shapes, According to a Plastic Surgeon

Updated 06/12/19
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Eyes might be the windows to the soul, but the lips are really where the magic happens, if we're talking about creating a look around a focal point of the face. Just a swipe of the perfect lipstick or lip gloss changes everything, especially if you don't have the exact lip shape you might desire.

That brings us to an interesting question: which shapes are considered the most covetable? If you ask us, all lip shapes are beautiful, and you can transform any of them for a look that makes you feel cute. And if you're interested in fillers to give your pout a boost, that's cool, too.

We spoke with Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc, an NYC board-certified plastic surgeon, to find out what the most popular lip shapes are. According to him, here are the four that people request the most. Keep scrolling for the intel.

Heart-Shaped Lips

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This might be the most romantic lip shape. "Taylor Swift has a well-defined Cupid's bow. Because of this, her lips are heart-shaped," Lorenc says. To sweeten up these lips even more, wear a sexy red or a flirty pink hue.

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Perfectly Proportioned Lips

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Is there such a thing as perfect lips? According to Lorenc, yes: "Rihanna has the perfect lip shape—very proportioned and well balanced." Re-create Rihanna's lip with her signature red lipstick.

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Puffy Lips

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Where there's a conversation about lips, Kylie Jenner almost always comes up. It's been years since she first debuted her bee-stung pout, but the obsession with full lips (and fillers) is still going strong. She has what Dr. Lorenc calls puffy lips: full and pillowy on the top and bottom.

To cheat the look, all you need is matte lipstick and matching lip liner. Of course, Kylie herself has you covered—she created her genius lip kits for this exact purpose.

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Hollywood Lips

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Angelina Jolie

And the most requested shape is…the Hollywood lip! Is it any wonder? Angelina Jolie is this sexy pout's poster girl. "[She] has both a full upper and lower lip. She doesn't have a very accentuated Cupid's bow but instead a rounded upper lip," Lorenc says. In his practice, patients come in seeking Angelina Jolie's covetable pout year after year.

In order to give a woman the lip shape she desires, Lorenc uses both filler and neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin. "I not only fill the lips in different areas and with different amounts of filler," Lorenc explains, "but Botox and Xeomin are also used to lift the corners of the mouth and get rid of any existing wrinkles."

Whether or not fillers are your thing, this information is fascinating. Armed with this knowledge (and a great lip gloss), your pout is for sure going to turn some heads.

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