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Not feelin' the lip love

I noticed that my upper lip is kind of tannish and not pink. It's a different color than my lower lip. Is this normal?


Everyone has a natural lip color, and as you’ve probably noticed, sometimes it has absolutely nothing to do with your normal skin color. One girl with pale skin can have equally pale pink lips. Another’s lips can be a deep red sans lipstick. It’s also quite natural and common for your lips to be different colors among a similar spectrum—tan and pink shouldn’t be anything to worry about, but if you are a bit freaked out, give your doc a call.


Because the skin covering our lips is quite thin, sudden changes in lip color can illustrate your health. If your lips dramatically change color, get yourself to the doctor for a quick check-up, just to make sure everything’s OK.


Still not satisfied? If the color difference between your upper and lower lips is really bothering you, try an all-natural lip stain to even them out, or get into the habit of swiping on a light pink gloss. Easy as pie!

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by Brittany Taylor | 2/1/2016
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