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From overdrawing your lips to injecting lip fillers, it seems like everyone is trying to get the perfect lip shape these days. According to a study of 1,000 people in 35 countries, it was revealed that the perfect lip shape is a symmetrical lip.
Besides symmetry, many also refer to those with a voluptuous pout and a beautifully shaped cupid’s bow as the “perfect” lips. That leads to the obsession with lip fillers and makeup.
One of the ways in which one could achieve a longer-lasting doll-like pout is through lip fillers. Utilising the Russian lip technique, the lips will be shaped into a subtle heart with more volume near the centre – just like a Russian doll.
Unlike other fillers, the Russian lip filler tends to lift the lips rather than add excessive volume, making it ideal for those seeking a natural finish. The Russian lips can last anywhere between six to 12 months. Touch up is needed every three to nine months.
On the other hand, if you prefer a less permanent kind of look, you can simply apply pink lipstick to create that perfect doll-like pout.
Why Pink Lipstick?
According to a Harvard study with CoverGirl, it showed that women in positions of power are more likely to own pink lipstick. Additionally, the same study also shows that women who wear pink lipstick are perceived to be more sociable.
This is because the colour pink has always been associated with love, kindness, and femininity. Thus, when one wears pink lipstick, they are seen to be more approachable.
However, researchers of colour psychology have found that this effect only occurs during the initial exposure to the colour. When used in prisons, inmates are more agitated once they are accustomed to the colour.
Additionally, it is said the different shades of pink allow people to be perceived differently. Those who wear light pink lipsticks show that the person is well disciplined and reserved while those who wear bright pink lipstick are bold and adventurous.
Single’s Inferno’s Song Ji-a Doll-Like Pout
YouTuber Song Ji-a, from the hit Netflix series, Single’s Inferno, is said to have achieved doll-like pout through makeup. Some even compared her sultry, girly look to Blackpink’s Jennie.
If you have a wider upper lip like Song, here’s a simple step by step guide on how to achieve that doll-like pout:
- First, use a concealer to blur the borders around your lips. This helps shorten the appearance of your lips.
- Next, slightly extend your lipstick’s application beyond the lip line. This help create a fuller-looking pout
- Lastly, to make your pout glossy and more attractive. Apply lip gloss over the lipstick.
Doll-Like Pout Tutorial
Another way to achieve a doll-like pout is to blend out the lines of your lips with a concealer before applying the pink lipstick to the centre of your lips. After application, use a brush or your finger to mix the concealer with the lipstick, creating a gradient effect. The result will look like an ombre doll-like pout.
As compared to Song Ji-a Doll-Like Pout, this tutorial is more suitable for those who are going for a gentle look and wants to look more approachable.
With that, here are some of the pink lipsticks that will aid in achieving the doll-like pout:
MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick
The MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in the shade Please Me is a rich and creamy formula which could be worn for any occasion. It has a muted rose-tinted pink hue, suitable for all occasions. It has a comfortable creamy texture that provides a classy no-shine matte finish. You can purchase it for S$33 from Sephora.
Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint
Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint is the perfect shade for those that are bold and adventurous. It is a long-lasting matte lip colour that is weightless and pigmented. The lip defining wand makes it easier for you to be more precise with your application, allowing you to fill out your pout in one stroke. You can purchase it for S$46 from Fenty Beauty or S$40 from Sephora.
Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick
For those who don’t want to steer too far from the classic red lipstick, you can try out the Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in 401 Three Wise Girls (Pink Red). This lipstick is the perfect combination of pink and red. This intensely hued lip colour is very pigmented, and it delivers vibrant colour with a soft velvety feel. You can purchase it for S$59 from Sephora.
How to Achieve Doll-Like Pout
From going through lip fillers to DIYing your doll-like pout using makeup, there are plenty of ways to achieve your ideal lip shape without going under the knife. If you are looking for more ways to transform your face through makeup, check out this article where you can learn five ways to look younger using makeup.