Teeth and beauty

Funny but lovely!

We think lipstick smudges on teeth are simply hilarious! Maybe it’s because the beautifully made-up and seemingly perfect face of the wearer becomes suddenly, surprisingly imperfect as you get closer. Maybe it’s the fact that the wearer is usually blissfully unaware of their little make-up malfunction, whilst feeling super-confident in the gorgeous version of themselves. All the while, everyone else is aware of the damn smudge…and increasingly compelled to stare at it. Maybe it’s the conundrum of the observer: to tell or not to tell – just hope it will go away next time the wearer shuts their mouth (but it NEVER goes away, does it?). It is fascinating that something so small, just a barely noticeable spot, becomes a hilarious comedy with so much scope to bring out the best and the worst in people. A comedy in which there are simply no innocent bystanders. Through the whole twisted and painfully hilarious joke, only the smile of the innocent, proud wearer of the dreaded smudge remains genuine and free.  Just look at the photos of these mighty celebrities, brought down to Earth by a humble lipstick smudge. And this is why we think smiling lipstick-smudged teeth are also one of the loveliest things we can ever witness.


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