While each man has his own opinion about lipstick, the general consensus on big, sexy lips is thumbs up, with few exceptions. Luscious, sexy lips are alluring for most men for obvious reasons, but according to an article in the Huffington Post, "lips can help choose a mate". The reason is because when two people are kissing, they are close enough to detect one another's pheromones and pheromones are the key chemical that triggers sexual excitement.
BBC recently reported that the bigger lips a woman has, the easier it is to attract a man and according to Professor Michael Cunningham, University of Louisville psychologist, "Generally speaking, big is better than small, but it is possible to go a little too far and then be unattractive."
According to an article in the Huffington Post, humans are the only species that have lips that include a vermilion border that separates the rest of the facial skin from the lips. Beauty enthusiasts highlight this distinction with lip liner and lipstick to increase the size of the lips and punch up their sensuality.
Today, we are featuring our favorite pairs of celebrity lips that we think are the sexiest of all and you may note we did not select ridiculously over-sized lips. Too large is simply that - too large and unnatural looking. Russian woman, Kristina Rei, is said to have the largest lips in the world after having 100 injections to model hers after Jessica Rabbit in the mixed animated-live film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Interesting motive, but the results are more startling than sexy.
Today's list includes celebs with luscious lips that look natural, so whether they have had injections or not didn't matter. Each of them started with a gorgeous pout that may or may not have been enhanced later in life. They were gorgeous then and are gorgeous now. Let us know what you think.
12 Kat Dennings
Growing up in Pennsylvania, Kat Dennings was the youngest of five children. Being homeschooled for most of her childhood she was able to graduate at 14 years old. Wanting to be an actress her family moved to Los Angeles to support her dream. Now a popular star in Hollywood, Kat is known for her wild sense of humor, curvaceous body and sexy lips! With her full lips and pouty smile, Dennings surely deserves a spot on this list.
11 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie could be considered the perfect woman, physically. Even though she has purportedly fine-tuned her features, she has always been at the top of the list of gorgeous 10s. Her lips are clearly one of her best features and according to Fox News, they are 100% natural, she may have had other work done, but her lips have not been touched by a plastic surgeon. They are perfectly shaped, natural-looking and completely kissable. She didn't get her title of "World's Sexiest Woman" from People magazine and every men's magazine for nothing.
10 Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett has always been beautiful, ever since we first saw her on the silver screen. She may have had a few facial enhancements, but her lips don't seem to be one of them. Even if she has had work done, this starlet still seems pretty natural. In 2013, Scarlett was named Sexiest Woman Alive, according to US men's magazine Esquire and to many men, she still is in the top ten. Fun fact: Scarlett has a twin sister who is very beautiful as well.
9 Rosie Huntington - Whiteley
In case you're not familiar with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, this lovely English model and actress is best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel and in the recent movie; Transformers: Dark of the Moon. According to gossip reports, Rosie's lips are not naturally this large, however, she sure does suit the pouty smile. Rosie was named at the top of Maxim's Hot 100 List (2011) and when interviewed, commented on her gorgeous lips, "They're funny, because they change color with my mood. They get really, really red when I'm angry or passionate and pale when I'm miserable or tired. But I supposed everyone else's do too."
8 Priyanka Chopra
This beautiful Indian actress and singer was the winner of the Miss World pageant in the year 2000. Her career took off after that and now she is one of Bollywood's most popular celebrities, has won many awards, such as the National Film Award for Best Actress, and continues to be a favorite in men's magazines. She is yet another one who has been written up in the gossip columns as having changed her looks considerably since her Miss World win. And we once again say, does it really matter? She was stunning before and is even more beautiful as she ages.
7 Aishwarya Rai
Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai is an actress who got her start after she won the Miss World pageant in 1994. She made it to the top of the Bollywood film industry and has been called the most beautiful woman in the world by many. She is the brand ambassador for L'Oreal Paris and has been quoted in the Indianexpress.com as saying, "For me personally, red lips exude power and elan. Congratulations to L'Oreal Paris for introducing a range of red lipsticks that are at once urbane, classy and radiate confidence as it flatters every skin tone and adds a beautiful dimension to the lips."
6 Jessica Alba
This cute little actress got started with the business of acting when she was only 13-years-old. Alba has been considered a sex symbol and was voted number one on AskMen.com's Most Desirable Women list in 2006, Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM in 2007 and more. Her lips are full and sexy and according to reports they are natural, as she has looked her same gorgeous self since she got into the business.
5 Eva Mendes
American actress and model, Eva Mendes, has been in the business since she appeared in the direct-to-video movie Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. She acted in a few films afterwards, but it wasn't until Training Day with Denzel Washington that she became well known. Her look is so natural and fresh that she has been listed in Maxim and AskMen's top 100 Most Desirable Women and in 2012, she was named one of the Most Beautiful at Every Age.
4 Candice Swanepoel
Swanepoel was discovered by a model scout at age 15 while shopping at a local flea market. By the age of 16 she moved to Paris and quickly gained success as a model. Not only is she one of the top models of the world but she is also among the sexiest. Swanepoel became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2010, and the brand seems to love her so much that they even chose her to grace the cover of their coveted Swimsuit Issue in 2013.
Not only is her physique flawless but her smile is too. This beauty has a full set of lips that make any lipstick look good, her secret? She claims that she cannot live without lip balm, applying it as often as she can.
3 Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model who has been in the business since she entered a modeling contest at the age of 15. She is best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel since year 2000 and still represents the brand. She is also a top fashion model and has walked the runway for designers such as Armani, Valentino, Vera Wang and GUESS. Her lips are one of her trademarks, among a few of her other assets.
This Barbadian beauty became an instant hit when she came onto the scene in 2005. She has since made her way and stayed at the top of the music charts and every man's mind. Regardless of her hairstyle or color, Rihanna always looks like she just stepped away from a beauty entourage of ten people - rarely a hair out of place. Her lips are just one of the sexiest things about her, and her fans flock to buy whatever lipstick color Rihanna is seen wearing.
1 Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington has become one of our country's funniest and most dramatic actresses. Her role as Olivia Pope on the TV show Scandal has gained her the most notoriety, however a couple other hits have also helped propel her to the top of her game. Django Unchained, The Last King of Scotland and Ray also demonstrated her outstanding abilities and showed off her beauty. Her lips are certainly among her many sexy features, they draw in the eyes and we are often captivated by her sexy smile.