Since I notice people’s teeth more than I used to, I’m also looking at lips.
And with the media, pop culture obsession with full lips, it’s hard to avoid, too. I’ll admit that I think Angelina Jolie’s mouth is gorgeous. But it’s natural. And the women who inject to get that look appear bizarre.
I’m an all-natural woman, so no lip-enhancing measures in my future, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have some interest in having beautiful lips.
The most important lip-care that I use for myself is to stay sufficiently hydrated. When I haven’t had enough water, my lips dry out. And when I need to use a lip balm for temporary relief, I use Burt’s Bees, because it’s natural–uses beeswax, and feels good.
(I used to use lip balms with petroleum-derivative ingredients–petrolatum: Chap Stick, Carmex. There are lots of stories about how those are addictive; I can’t say if that was my case, but I did use them a LOT.)
Also, smiling helps. I think even the most pouty lips are diminished when they’re not smiling.