Why do some women think you can never get enough of a good thing? I may agree with that on some things, like chocolate and LV handbags, but not when it comes to your lips! Ladies, here’s a tip- Don’t puff up your pout if it makes you look like a trout!
Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. So why are so many women, especially well-known previously beautiful celebrities doing this to their faces? What are they thinking when they look in the mirror? I’ll tell you what I think- I think they look like Amphiprioninae. What is that you ask? Well, it’s the scientific name for Clown Fish! Those lips, those cheeks, the colorful makeup and hair…it all fits. In an underwater world, these qualities would be considered beautiful, but obviously we’re not talking fish here, we’re talking human ladies who have simply swam too far upstream looking for beauty fixes.
So why can’t they see what we all see? Maybe they’ve become addicted to the change. I find myself convincing clients they may need to “slow down’ on their cosmetic enhancements. Many times the thrill of seeing their face transform is addictive and they want to keep chasing the thrill. As these procedures wear off, they naturally want to experience it all over again. That is when they must be reminded that less is more.
Lips should be soft and natural looking. The shape can be enhanced, and most women do lose their fuller lip shape as they age; so it’s nice when enhancement is done correctly. But enhance them, don’t enlarge them to the point we’re looking at Duck Bills, Platypus pads or blubbery protrusions that look like you were stung by several thousand lip-seeking bees.
In addition to lip blow-ups, I’m seeing an increasing amount of protruding cheeks. And I’m talking about extended face cheeks here, not the kind hidden in their spandex leggings. Women really should remember that cheeks should not protrude forward- we’re not landing a plane here. Your cheeks should be an oval that extends from behind your eye on the side and ends before reaching the center side of your face. That creates a nice beautiful cheekbone, not the unhealthy unnatural looks we’re seeing in some celebrity cosmetic procedures.
Lastly, I know that these women couldn’t have done this to themselves alone. Someone actually was willing to create these atrocities. Make sure when you seek a professional to enhance your lips or cheeks that you describe exactly what you want…and even more precisely what you don’t want. Face it- you want to look great, not like Shark bait.