A study conducted at the University of California, Irvine has found what the most desirable female lips look like.
This is the age of the puffed up pucker, thanks to pioneers like Kylie Jenner, the current perception is that mouth you were born with isn’t always going to cut it. [via ElleUK]
400 participants were shown images of young women and asked to rank the differing lip sizes on a scale of one to 10 – one is the least, 10 is the best.
The scientists altered multiple photos to display a range of upper-to-lower lip ratios. The majority of participants preferred lips that are 50% larger than an average female lip size and a lower lip that was two times larger than the top lip.
This find goes against the usual request in plastic surgeon’s offices, women almost always ask for a fuller top lip. The researchers recommend instead, to achieve a more natural look, that they focus on filling the bottom lip.
But this research doesn’t mean that if you don’t have a full bottom lip you’re a hideous monster.
Speaking to the TODAY show, the study’s co-author Natalie Popenko said, “Whole faces are greater than the sum of their parts, and attractiveness can also be defined by unique facial features.”
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.