Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Beauty -


If there’s a bat­tle cry for beauty in 2018, it’s ‘bring back the be­liev­able!’ For too long, ov­er­en­thu­si­asm for in­jectibles has been the en­emy of the nat­u­ral state, so start celebrating: overblown lips are over.a whole lot of in­ter­na­tional buzz and Dr Joseph Hkeik, go-to aes­thetic physi­cian at All Saints Skin Clinic in Syd­ney, are billing Juvéderm’ s vol bel­laXC as the lo-fi filler that can do more yet look less. “It can re­ju­ve­nate the older lip, aug­ment the younger lip, treat ‘bar­code’, or smoker’s lines, and mar­i­onette shad­ows, de­fine the lip line and Cupid’s-bow or dis­guise lip scars, up­per lip ‘flip’, cleft lip and asym­me­try,” Hkeik says. Fine and ‘spread­able’, this hyaluronic acid gel not only sub­tly lushes things up, but also fades nat­u­rally. “You get a year out of one treatment [with op­ti­mal treatment; re­sults vary], but in my ex­pe­ri­ence the lips are then left health­ier as they’ve been hy­drated by the HA,” Hkeik says.volbella trainer Dr Cath Porter, also of All Saints, is a master of the new lip.“gen­er­ally speak­ing, the younger you are and the big­ger your eyes, the more size you can get away with without look­ing ob­vi­ous — a 50/50 size of the up­per lip in re­la­tion to the lower lip pro­por­tion can work,” she says. Realest for the rest of us? “The more clas­si­cal lip aes­thetic is for the lower lip to be 1.6 times big­ger than the up­per, with the top lip sit­ting slightly more for­ward.”

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