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Thursday, March 22, 2012


I’m not sure how much stock to put into this, but beauty editor Nicole Emmerling came across an article about an interesting book recently. See what you think. -- AP

Lipsology: The Art & Science of Reading Lip Prints by Jilly Eddy brings an entirely new meaning to “kiss and tell.” According to the author, lip prints are an indicator of one’s personality. The author has collected over 10,000 lip prints, along with the owners’ personality traits and come to some interesting conclusions.

For instance, someone with diamond-shaped lips is accomplished and gives generously to her community. Have corners that point up with open spaces between the edges? You’re multi-talented and hate boredom. A wavy upper lip is a sign of creativity and imagination.

Believable? Or as believable as phrenology? I came across a magazine article about the book and its author but an Internet search for the book turned up no hits. Maybe it hasn’t been published yet. But whether you believe a lip prints is an indicator of personality or not, you have to admit, it’s kind of an interesting concept.

It certainly is, Nicole. Skeptic that I am, though, I’m lumping this with reading head lumps. -- AP


Sheila Webster Boneham said...

How about dog lips? Inquiring canines want to know. (I brought a dog back from North Africa years ago, and her "passport" sported her nose print. I think we're on to a whole new range of identifiers!


Sheila, are dogs' nose prints unique like fingerprints? I had no idea!

Jane R said...

This sounds a little goofy to me. And what happens when said lips are injected with collagen? Wonder if that would affect how the prints appear? Interesting concept though and an interesting post.

Sheila Webster Boneham said...

Supposedly, Anastasia! If you look closely at a dog's schnoz, you'll see little circly things on the "leather" (the black or brown part), and supposedly the patterns are individual. Now of course we use microchips for ID. ;-)


Just goes to show you what you'll learn by reading Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers! Thanks, Sheila.

Jane, it sounds goofy to me, too, but who know? Stranger things have been proven true in the past. I would think collagen injections would definitely alter the lip print. The big question is whether it alters the recipient's personality. ;-)