Lisa Rinna finally opened up about her famously plump lips on today's Today Show.
She said, “That’s the pink elephant in the room. This is the first time I have told what I have done to my lips. Twenty-three years ago, I had silicone put in my top lip not the bottom lip. [The look] made me who I am. But after years and years, you develop scar tissue.”
According to People, the silicone hardened, and the look of the scar tissue was no longer plump and beautiful. Next came a cortisone injection, and that was “gross,” she said.
She's not had facial plastic surgery but she did get breast implants after two pregnancies and does use dermal fillers (Juvederm and Botox.) See her discuss her lips and beauty tips in the video below;
Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 9, 2008 - 10:06.
We were always sure Angelina Jolie's lips were naturally big and puffy. But this is the first photo that makes us wonder if she is starting to enhance them artificially with dermal fillers. She is more supremely beautiful than even usual here but her upper lip looks a bit Donald Duck. A dollop of Restylane or Juvederm maybe?
This photo here is the cover of the November W magazine. It features Angelina in August soon after the birth of her twins. All the photos featured in this issue were taken by Brad Pitt.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 26, 2008 - 10:17.
Angelina Jolie's lips are the ideal of perfection for women surveyed by the Beverly Hills Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her lips received first place in the survey. Last year the best lips honor went to Kate Winslet. Katherine Heigl got the vote for the most popular nose sought by cosmetic surgery patients and Paris Hilton won out for best complexion. Keira Knighley has been on the list for two years in a row as the top of the most-wanted cheeks list.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 7, 2008 - 22:49.
Olga Kurylenko is the new Bond girl for the Bond 22 movie. It is not going to be Gemma Arterton as speculated here earlier. Gemma will only have a supporting role.
Olga is 28 years old. She is Ukranian and was discovered by a female modeling scout at the age of 15 in Moscow and has done much modeling and several movies since then. This video is just a touch too slutty for us at C-M, but I am showing it as it is a highly artful ad and because she is incredibly beautiful and a lot of the clothes she models here are the most fabulous patterns, colors and fabrics you will see anywhere.
In this more recent photo, she looks like she's had a lip filler applied to her upper lip. Possibly juvederm or restylane. It doesn't add to her natural beauty, and actually detracts from her perfect looks.
Most 'before photos' of Abbey Clancy show she has a relatively thin upper lip. But has Clancy recently had her lips enlarged with Restylane? The Sun Online thinks so. See their before and after pictures here.
They spoke to plastic surgeon Alex Karidis who said "There is no doubt Abbey’s lips are considerably fuller. Botox can be ruled out but she has probably started on a course of injectable fillers."
Abigail Clancy, age 21, has recently filmed a series for Living TV in Los Angeles called Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Best which is about her attempts to make it big in the LA modelling scene, aided by Janice Dickinson who acts as her mentor. The six part series started last month.
Joridn Sparks was the grand winner of American Idol tonight. She is only 17 years old. (Her 18th birthday is not till December 22nd). She is obviously extremely talented but also very beautiful and has already enjoyed a stint as a plus size fashion model.
Are her beautiful lips real or have they been enhanced with Restylane or some other filler? If anyone knows or has a before picture, this would be very interesting info. Here's a video of her singing a few weeks ago on American Idol.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 20, 2007 - 09:11.
Have you ever wanted to try plumping up your lips temporarily to see how they might look if they were a little bigger? CareFair suggests a novel way to try this with the cayenne pepper in your kitchen cupboard. They suggest mixing some Vaseline together with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Then rub the mixture over your lips. The cayenne pepper acts as an irritant that plumps the lips while the Vaseline will help to moisturize them.
If anyone tries this let us know if it works. The above image is by Moon Rhythm.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on March 13, 2007 - 07:49.
Here's a video about the different procedures for lip enhancement. The temporary solutions are fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. A more permanent solution would be a silicone lip augmentation. In this five minute video, plastic surgeon Dr. Lam discusses how you want to avoid the overdone look and what it takes to keep your lips looking natural.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on March 13, 2007 - 07:22.
Here's Janice Dickinson, 52, modeling a bit too much lip. Probably a result of too many Restylane or Jevederm lip injections.
Juvederm is the most concentrated form of hyaluronic acid you can find for your lips. It was approved by the FDA in June of last year and is in the process of taking market share away from Restylane. The lip enhancement results last between four to six months.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 19, 2007 - 09:09.
Clive James has this to say about Pete Burns and his lip injections;
He'd had that thing done that people who want new mouths do. They don't want new mouths in the sense of a mouth like the old mouth, only young again. They want a new mouth in the sense of a different mouth, a mouth that has been seen nowhere on earth except below sea level.
Apparently the idea is that the top lip should be at least as big as the bottom lip, and the result, even done in moderation, always looks as if the original mouth has been removed, inflated like a small plastic paddling pool, and put back on upside down.
Pete Burns had the advanced version. I switched Big Brother on accidentally one night and there he was, so I switched it off immediately, but not before having my retinas seared with the image of one of those car-sized fish that lurk deep below the reef, waiting to ingest the brass boot of a deep sea diver.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 26, 2006 - 06:57.
Lisa Rinna, 45, has always had naturally larger than average lips but it looks like she's recently gone overboard with the lip injections. Above is a photo taken earlier this week where she's dressed in a pirate costume for a Halloween do. The 'before' picture is from many years ago when she was starring in Days of Our Lives.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 17, 2006 - 10:23.
Brigitte Bardot probably had the sexiest lips of the 20th century. And that was before Restylane. She looks a bit like Jessica Simpson but if the two starred in the same era, there would likely be no competition.
Too bad her physical beauty isn't matched by a compassionate mind. Her recent political views are considered very offensive by many people (including yours truly).
The BBC reported today that Bridgitte Bardot is making a big comeback in Universal's recently released back music catalogue. Bardot singing 'Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus' is in the top five downloads for sale.
Bardot was born in 1934. Here she is in a 1960's model shoot and singing on a Harley Davidson motorcycle;
Submitted by Meg Wilson on October 10, 2006 - 10:42.
Dr Rita Rakus is known as the "London lip queen". She's a very successful cosmetic surgeon in Knightsbridge, just opposite Harrods.
She's worked for several TV shows including Plastic Fantastic, Lunch-Hour Facelift and Celebrity Fat Club.
Rakus says the trend is moving away from an overdone look to a more subtle lip, except if you're a celebrity, an American or an Italian. In which case, baboon lips are still acceptable. She says there are about 300 different fillers on the market, but the best is restylane.
Although a lot of women come in seeking Angelina Jolie lips, she tries to steer them more to the Keira Knightley look (pictured above). She estimates Keira Knightley has about 10 percent less lip volume than Angelina Jolie.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on September 23, 2006 - 15:17.
Dr. Youn left an interesting comment on this site earlier explaining that injecting lips with Restylane or collagen is increasingly common these days especially for certain professions;
"...it is EXTREMELY common for models and actresses to have collagen or restylane injected into their lips. Because it doesn't take much time, leaves no scars, and can make some major changes, many celebrities get their lips augmented on a regular basis."
Submitted by Meg Wilson on September 13, 2006 - 07:35.
It looks like Petra Nemcova has been injecting collagen or some other substance into her lips. See the bigger photo here at Hollywood Tuna. I'd be very interested to hear from one of the pros, maybe Dr. Tony Youn or Dr. Di Saia as to their verdict on whether these lips are natural or enhanced.
Petrova, 27 is a Czech supermodel and author. She was in Thailand when the tsunami hit. She clung to a palm tree for eight hours and survived with serious injuries. Her fiancee died there.
She's written a book; Love Always, Petraabout her early life experience under Communist rule and the Sports Illustrated breakthrough in her modeling career. The book also details how she met her fiancee and their brief life together.
Submitted by Adriana Rae on September 4, 2006 - 22:47.
Anne Hathaway, 24, looks like a cross between Julia Roberts and Audrey Hepburn. But those lips have got to be artificially induced. I'd guess massive injections of either collagen or Restylane. Here's a fun preview of her in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada". The movie came out a couple of months ago and was very successful, peaking at #2 in box office sales. Meryl Streep, 57, is wonderful in this role. The silver hair really suits her and looks very chic.
Submitted by Meg Wilson on August 31, 2006 - 10:10.
Jessica Simpson has said she used Restylane to plump up her lips last fall. But she said it looked fake on her and after it wore off in four months she decided she wouldn't be trying it again. Simpson discusses this in the upcoming October issue of Glamour.