Research has figured out the key to the perfect pout 4 years ago

Research has figured out the key to the perfect pout

How among us doesn't love a good pout?

They make your lips look fuller, give your face something to do in photos, and generally make most people look a lot better than if they were just smiling.


Sometimes though, the pout is difficult to pull off and, some even argue, impossible to perfect.

It's a tough one, especially if you're not at all the familiar with the mechanics of your lips and don't know how to push them off without looking like a fish, but never fear, because researchers have discovered the key to the perfect pout and it doesn't actually require that much work at all.

All you need to do is have symmetrical lips.

... Which alienates probably about 80 percent of people on the planet but OK, whatever, we'll just resort to lives without pout perfection, it's fine.


A global survey published in the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery showed that most people agreed that having both lips the same size made for the perfect pout.

The study included answers from 1,000 people in 35 countries, confirming that a 1:1 lip ratio was apparently the most desirable.

60 percent of people said they were into this kind of lip, with the second most popular being a fuller lower lip alá Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian or anyone else in that family.


You're probably wondering though, where does this leave the rest of us who don't have stunning 1:1 ratio lips and/or the money for fillers?

Well, there are a few techniques you can (try to) master to attain the perfect pout yourself.

According to WikiHow (where we get all of our pouting inspiration), all you need to do is part your lips, stick out the bottom one ever so slightly, and you're good to go.


You also need to "have the right attitude," whatever that means.

We'll let you know when we find out.