Birchbox Subscribe to Birchbox Subscribe to BirchboxMan Shop Birchbox Shop BirchboxMan Gift Birchbox BirchboxMan
Makeup Hair Skincare Fragrance Bath & Body Lifestyle Accessories Tools Nails Gifts with Purchase $25 and Under Birchbox Exclusives Best Sellers Limited Edition Boxes Birchbox Discovery Kits Value Sets What’s New Sale Brands for Women Latest Articles and Videos
Skincare Hair Body Beard Shave Fragrance Apparel & Accessories Gifts with Purchase Sampled This Month $25 and Under Best Sellers BirchboxMan Exclusives BirchboxMan Collections Gift Sets Sale What’s New Brands for Men View the Guide
Read Our Lips: What Does Your Lip Print Say About You?

Read Our Lips: What Does Your Lip Print Say About You?

You know that feeling when you’re rocking a killer red lip and absolutely slaying your work meeting? Or when you’re feeling super confident and polished in your favorite pinky nude? Lipsticks have the power to express and influence how we feel in the moment, like a great “power pose” for our face. We know how impactful a great lipstick can be, but we hadn’t considered that our lip prints could be providing more insight into our personalities and states of mind than the lipstick itself. To learn more, we tapped lipsologist Ariana Lightningstorm. She’s been a certified lipsologist for over 6 years (one of only 8 in the world!) and makes it her job to read lips, literally. After speaking to her about her fascinating talent we couldn’t keep ours sealed—here’s what you need to know.

What is Lipsology?

Lipsology is the art of analyzing lip prints to determine personality traits and strengths. Entertainer Jilly Eddy developed Lipsology after studying over 10,000 lip prints from friends, family, and celebrities. She developed guidelines for over 25 different categories and 100 subcategories that help lisologists analyze lip prints today. Here’s how it works: Apply a generous layer of lipstick and make a lip print on a plain white piece of paper. Repeat at least once, applying another layer of lipstick between each print. Keep in mind: you’re analyzing your lip print, not your lips, so the way you make your print (the placement on the page and the size of your print) all contribute to your outcome. Your lip print will also change day to day depending on your health, stress, or state of mind when making your prints—that’s all part of the fun!

How to Analyze Your Lip Print

Given the complexity of reading a lip print, we recommend going straight to an expert—Ariana even offers keepsake lip print readings that make a cute gift! Visit her website to learn more. Nevertheless, here are a few of the key indicators that she looks for in prints.

Shape: Triangle and diamond shaped lips are common and indicate that you recognize others’ strengths, help others to succeed, and are a good mentor.

Size: The size of your lip print doesn’t necessarily correlate to the size of your lips—people with small lips can make large prints and vice versa. A small print indicates that you’re detail oriented. Medium prints are a sign that you like to stay busy, and you juggle many things in your work and personal life. Large lip prints are a sign that you have a ‘go big or go home’ personality.

Color Intensity: Regardless of the color of your lipstick, the intensity of your print can speak to your energy level. A light, or “ghost” print (as Ariana referred to mine), means you likely need a vacation or time to recharge (accurate). A highly pigmented print means you’re full of energy!

Fullness: Again, a full lip print doesn’t necessarily correlate with a full lip. A full upper and lower lip are a sign of a good listener and communicator. According to Ariana, many journalists have a full upper and lower lip print. A thin upper lip print indicates an attention to detail and a sense of caution with money.

Lines: Large lines through your print can indicate a large change or upheaval in your life: think major life events like a divorce or career move.

After getting my own lip prints read, there were a few key takeaways. Ariana picked up on some of my strong suits, like being a good listener, and having a slightly sarcastic sense of humor. She also called attention to some stress and fatigue that might be affecting my health. Luckily, our lip prints are not set in stone—so I’ll be scheduling a mini-holiday to de-stress and recharge soon. What are your lip prints telling you?

Related Stories

  • Nothing to recommend at this moment.
comments powered by Disqus