A lot of women are looking for the perfect lip shape. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfect lip shape, but some shapes work better on specific face shapes. The lip shape chart will show you what lip you have and how to apply makeup and/or alter it as per your lip shape.
However, This guide will show you which lips look best with your particular face shape and how to get them. So it’s time to stop worrying about what your lips look like and start loving them because they’re yours.
The eye shape chart trend went viral last year, now is lip shape chart turn. Let’s start by looking at what types of lips there are.
How many types of lip shapes? Lip chart
The type of lip shape you have is determined by the proportion between your upper lip, lower lip, and the width between both. Here is the list of complete forms. From the list, you can find your one. It is going to be a lip shape chart challenge:
1. Heart-shaped lips
Heart-shaped lips are naturally plump and full. They may be considered sexy because they’re the perfect pouty lips. Your top lip tends to be larger than your bottom lip. Both are fuller at the center(middle) part of your mouth.
This shape is rare but looks very nice on some women. People usually take collagen injections to make their lips larger or do surgical procedures like lip implants to get this type of lips. But if you already have naturally large lips, then lucky you.
You don’t need any enhancements to get these kinds of lips. Instead, you can achieve this look by filling in your upper lip with a darker shade. In contrast, highlighting your lower lip with a light color lipstick helps it stand out more, making it appear plumper than usual.
2. Perfectly proportioned full lips
This type of lips is also complete, but they don’t have that “pouty” look. Instead, they tend to stay close together, which gives them a very natural look. Just like the heart-shaped lip, this type of lip is achieved by filling in your upper lip with a darker shade than the lower one.
4. Thin lips
The most common kind of lip shape women have is thin lips. The difference between this and the perfectly proportioned full lips is that the latter has fuller corners(sides). You can achieve this type by using lighter shades on your top lip while putting darker shades on the bottom, highlighting it more.
Because it’s naturally more minor than the upper one, you can achieve this type by overlining your lips (drawing a darker outline on the smaller lip) and filling it in with a lighter color.
5. Thin lips with visible fine lines/wrinkles
This type of lip shape is like having thin lips. But wrinkles and fine lines show up more than usual, making them look much slimmer, and your lips look dryer. That is because they can’t form a full pout.
There’s nothing to do about this kind of lip shape other than using hydrating products such as hyaluronic acid, Vaseline, or any other moisturizer. That you think will work well for you.
Avoid matte finishes unless they come in cream form, which tends to be much more comfortable for this type of lips. If you want to wear matte lipstick, use an oil-based pampering lip balm first to prevent flaking. And keep your lips moisturized.
6. Thin lips with fine vertical lines
This type of lip shape is like having thin lips, but fine vertical lines on the upper lip make it look smaller than it is, giving them an even thinner appearance. That can be achieved by smoking or applying too much stress on your mouth area. Also, there’s no need for you to use hydrating products.
Because these kinds of wrinkles appear prematurely, then you probably already have naturally hydrated lips. You can conceal fine lines with a concealer that matches the color of your lipstick. But try not to cake concealer on because that will enhance your wrinkles even more.
7. Top-heavy upper lips
Top-heavy lips happen when you have a thin upper lip and a more prominent bottom lip. You can see this type of lips in younger women who haven’t had time to get used to their new faces.
If you have this kind of lips, you must remember that you should always highlight your upper lip. Because naturally, it’s the smaller one, so apply mascara or lip liner on your top lid and put a highlighter on your upper lip.
8. Bottom-heavy lips
Bottom heavy lips have a plumper bottom lip than the top, which can look nice if done right, but unfortunately, many women wear lipstick wrong, making them appear much older than they are.
It would be best if you made sure that the transition between both your lips is flawless. So you can use concealer or foundation to hide any visible fine lines. However, don’t line your lips too much because that will make them appear even more prominent.
9. Disproportionate lips
This type of lip shape occurs when one lip looks smaller than the other. You can fix this by using a brown kajal pencil to contour the bigger lip and highlighting it with a lighter shade, which makes it appear fuller, making your top lip look proportional to your bottom lip.
You’ll need to use an eyeliner pencil instead of regular lipstick. Because it’s easier to control and if contouring doesn’t work out for you. Then you should at least define the outer boundaries of each of your lips by following the natural line that separates them.
10. Angular lips
Angular lips are widely known as ‘square lips’ because they have a more defined boundary between your top and bottom lip, making them look squarish. If you are lucky enough to have angular lips, you need to avoid dark lipstick on the outer boundaries.
Since it makes them appear bigger than they are, opt for lighter shades or wear some clear gloss instead of lipstick altogether.
A great trick you can use is applying some black eyeliner pencil on the outer boundaries of each one of your lips. That will define the limits without looking too harsh on your face.
11. Crooked lips
Crooked lips can happen when either upper or lower lips don’t line up correctly with your mouth. A congenital disability can cause this or if you’ve had braces on at some point. To fix this kind of lips, you’ll need to do two things.
The first is applying concealer on both sides of each lip where it meets your face. And then contouring them with a matte bronzer just outside the outer boundaries of each lip, so they line up properly. You can also use a foundation stick instead of a concealer because it’s more efficient and has a thicker formula.
12. Cupid bow lip (not defined enough)
Cupid bows are usually used as references when drawing the perfect pout. But if yours doesn’t have an ideal shape, many people end up getting confused about how to make their lips look more prominent. So the first thing you need to do is make sure your cupid’s bow doesn’t look like it’s dripping downward.
People with thinner lips tend to have this problem because that will make them appear much smaller than they already are. So what you want to do is draw an imaginary line right outside the outer boundaries of your top lip.
And then draw another one on the outer boundaries of your bottom lip which should be centralized. Now connect both lines by drawing a horizontal line in the middle. That will give you the illusion that your cupid’s bows are more prominent than they are.
13. Narrow mouth
This type of mouth can be either naturally narrow or something has happened to your mouth over time. So if you feel like your mouth isn’t as big as it should be, then you should avoid wearing lipstick that’s much darker than your skin tone. Likewise, because it makes your lips look much thinner than they already are, the same concept applies to pills and dark-colored glosses.
14. Protruding upper lip
If you have a protruding upper lip, then you need to use a brown kajal pencil. And draw guidelines from where your top lip ends. That will give the illusion that your lower jaw is lifted, making your lips appear smaller in proportion and more symmetric with your mouth.
This trick works on both small and large mouths. So even if you feel like one of those areas needs a bit more help camouflaging them.
15. Wide lips
If you have a more rounded lip shape, you want to avoid dark and bold colors altogether and choose lighter and brighter ones. Like clear glosses or sheer lipsticks, this is because more vibrant colors will make your lips appear fuller.
People with wide mouths also tend to have fuller lips, so you don’t want to contrast that feature by wearing dark shades.
16. Small, round lips
If you have upper and lower lips that look the same size, your mouth can appear small if you don’t define their shape correctly. So the first thing you need to do is apply darker lipsticks just outside the outer boundaries of each lip.
So they’re more visible; this will give the illusion that your cupid’s bow protrudes forward, thus making them appear bigger than they are.
It would be best to contour both sides of your bottom lip with a matte bronzer or cream color corrector because it makes them stand out more, giving your mouth a wider appearance, perfect for round-shaped mouths.
To make sure the corners of your mouth aren’t too shadowy under light, choose either a lighter shade or some gloss if necessary.
Tips to take care of the lip
A lip is the frontal view of your mouth to beautify your face, which is full of charm and beauty. To care for your lips, you must follow these tips for long term better results-
- Always stay hydrated.
- Use a lip balm to protect your lips from dehydration.
- Avoid using lipstick regularly. If required, use nourishing stain or matte lipstick.
- Always avoid the sun and use vitamin E, which nourishes your lips.
- Do not touch or lick your lips often; this can cause chafing and bleeding of the lip.
- Apply a coat of chapstick before you go to bed. Apply it once in the morning and once again before going out.
- Use strawberry, aloe vera, and cucumber juice on your lips every week for 5-10 minutes to make them smooth and shiny.
- Moisturize your body by applying cocoa butter or coconut oil after the bath, which helps to nourish the lips all day long.
- Use an orange peel instead of sugar for exfoliation. That will prevent any dryness issue from the lip skin. Still, if you feel like some more things aren’t working, see a dermatologist immediately.
- Apply concealer around the borders of your mouth before applying makeup. That helps highlight the edges of your mouth and makes them appear more defined.
- You can also cover dark circles surrounding eyes with concealer by blending it properly. So they avoid looking like too much eye shadow has been used.
- Don’t apply powder foundation directly over concealer because it will ruin any work you’ve done underneath both products.
- You should always wait for one product to dry completely before applying another. Otherwise, you’ll end up wiping most of it away when you try to blend the two.
To sum up, if your face shape is round, rectangle, or oval & you want to define the mouth area, then these tricks mentioned above are for you. You can try these at home with simple things available in your house.
This simple trick will make your lips appear smaller & give a fuller look by bringing forward its borders.
However, there are many more tricks that you can use according to your need and choice, i.e., contouring, highlighting, etc.
So, these are all about this article. I hope you enjoyed it.