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15 Things only girls with thin lips understand

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?)...

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

We all have one thing about our body we wish we could change. For many of us, that one thing is our lips... our very, very, (very) thin lips. And the hangup started not because of the pouty supermodels in magazines, but a slumber party of yore — you know, back in the day when sleeping over at your BFF's house meant makeoverrrs! Only, when she told you to pucker up and you did, she continued to stand there, lip gloss wand in hand, as if you hadn't puckered at all. Womp, womp.

Or you know, I could just be projecting.

Here are 15 more things you'll only understand if you too have a lackluster pout (in other words, it doesn't exist):

1. To do your makeup, you first have to spend 20 minutes finding your lips.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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2. You don't own one lip gloss that doesn't have some rendition of the word "plump" on the label.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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3. When your lips are chapped, they disappear entirely.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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4. The only time they looked all Angelina Jolie was when your little brother accidentally elbowed you in the face — and it was amazing.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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5. When you outline your lips with lip liner, you're done.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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6. The sales rep at Sephora always seems nervous when you walk in.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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7. When you pout, nothing changes.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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8. You've thought about injections, but knowing your luck this would happen:

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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9. When you blot your lipstick, your lip print looks like an equals sign.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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10. When you bite your lip, you don't look sexy — you look constipated.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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11. Putting on lipstick means giving yourself a makeup mustache.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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12. You also don't bother checking to see whether it's on your teeth because it's totally on your teeth.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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13. The only lip gloss wand you can use for flawless coverage belongs to your 4-year-old niece.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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14. When a guy kisses you, it feels like there's a plunger on your face.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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15. Googling solutions for thin lips means finding more information on vaginal reconstruction surgery than you ever thought possible.

Having thin lips is a blessing (& a curse) for these 15 reasons

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