I’m no stranger to lip injections. While I’ve never gotten them, I’ve watched my sister pump her lips since she was 20 and recently my best friend has been Juvederm-ing too. There are two types of people: Hippy, dippy- everyone’s-naturally-beautiful people and do-what-you-want-to-do-to-feel-beautiful people. I belong to team number two. Obviously. My sister, Lauren, looks hotter with lip injections…so does my best friend, Maura…and so does Kylie. So why the hell not plump? Please don’t give me that “it’s a foreign chemical” bullshit.
Kylie has chosen to get plump to the point of exaggeration, so have a lot of the Housewives. Lip injections don’t need to and often don’t look like they do in Hollywood. Our amazing physicians assistant Jennifer Whitman at the Rockledge Med Spa, who plumps Lauren and Maura’s lips, says it’s all about preventing “the shelf.” Ya know, that permanent duck face look in which the lips jut out of the face too far. It’s all about balancing your lips with the rest of your face and your features.
I’m not qualified to explain the science behind it or which filler is best for you (or if it’s even a good idea for you). I simply want to demonstrate how natural and flattering lip injections can be because they often get a bad rap. So here are the before and after shots of the two girls I’m closest to in the world. Neither of them were happy with the size of their upper lip before injections.
Lauren’s Before (Left) and After (Right)
A Closer Look
Maura’s Before and After
A Closer Look
As a true pisces, I live in a magical and delusional land in my head. In this world romances unfold the way they do in romantic comedies, everything at Sephora is free, Shake Shake burgers are a diet food, and we have the capability to clone Harry Styles.
In real life (what's that?), I spend my days pondering how Kylie Jenner's face changed so much. I'm a beauty junkie and pop culture-loving wedding videographer and freelance journalist. I have a Princess Jasmine complex. I am a Fanson (die hard Hanson fan). I enjoy belting old Celine Dion songs.
Please take everything I say seriously (I have my Masters in journalism from Syracuse University), but not too seriously (Cosmo is my favorite publication.)