What the Shape of Your Lipstick Says About You

Whilst researching for another post on the shape of lipstick silhouettes, I came across an interesting diagram describing what the shape of your lipstick (after you've used it for a bit) says about you as a person. It turns out, the shape your stick takes on after it has lost that perfect tear drop shape is an interesting personality meter.

As if hours spent on personality quizzes don't help us figure ourselves out enough, we can now open our tube of lipstick and find out a little bit more. While those quizzes are not necessarily accurate (I'm more of a Autumn/Fall then Spring/Summer, fashion magazines) I called a friend and had her look at her lipstick — both of our descriptions were pretty accurate.

From guessing your spiritual morals to determining if you're an introvert or extrovert, this graphic may be last personality test you ever need to take again. In the early 2000s recession, chairman of Estee Lauder Leonard Lauder, developed the lipstick index. He made the claim that the shape of a woman's used lipstick could be an indicator of her economic and health and activity. Since then, beauty experts have grown that theory to personality indicators. So take out your tube of lipstick and let me know how accurate these are.

1. The Point

You are lovable and family-oriented, if not a little domestic yourself. You don't only talk about something, but you go and do it. Sometimes you're stubborn over little things, but your friends don't mind because you constantly like to have them around. Oh, and you exaggerate a little bit on stories. Try to work on that.

2. The Round

You're a pretty easy-going person and known as the peace-maker of your friend group. You're steady and even-tempered, which is probably why you're so likable. Not only are you easy to be friends with, you're pretty generous as well.

3. The Recliner

You're full of ideas and simply cannot contain the excitement of a new one! You're talkative, energetic ,and love attention. Beyond that, you love love and tend to fall into it pretty easily (no doubt with the help of your lipstick). Your friends know you as the one they can call at any hour.

4. Flat Top

You have high morals and are very to-the-point with them (ironic, isn't it?). You're dependable, quick minded, and quick-witted. Challenges give you an adrenaline rush. Despite all of the tasks that occupy your mind, you're careful about your appearance. My guess is Hilary Clinton's lipstick looks something like this.

5. Double-Edged Sword

You're the detective of your friends, which you have tons of because you know who their crush is hanging out with on a certain night. You're adventurous and exciting, but sometimes your complex mind is too much for even you to handle.

Images: lissie_elizabeth/Flickr; Hayli Goode