How to Read Lips
Sigh. We’re slammed. Grateful, happy, but super busy. For those of you who want to do Lip Print Analysis (lip reading) at your upcoming event, and you weren’t able to book us, you’re going to have to put in some elbow grease—and get some lipstick!
The most important thing is that you welcome people and help them feel at ease. I mean, how weird is it to get a Lip Print Analysis?
[Answer: Not at all.]
What you’ll need:
Get paper, vellum, linen, porcelain—get a material that will hold and show a lip print.
We hand make cards for our clients’ events. Nobody expects you to do that, right?
Your lipstick should be creamy and have pigment. Chanel is my go-to, I love MAC and Dior, but for the right shade and consistency, I am willing to try other brands. Oh, and did I say NARS??
Ask me about how much I spend on lipstick annually. Not pretty!
Applicators—use something nice that fits your theme.
Lipsticks—why not give each guest their own lipstick (that is what a wonderful corporate client did recently!), or make samples for each one.
Makeup remover—very useful, especially if the guy doesn’t think the color suits him. In this day and age, you will want to have individually packaged makeup removers.
A mirror—‘nuff said. Make sure it is clean and bonus points if it is a magnifying mirror.
Lighting. You want to see. Your guests want to see. Check that your lighting is ample and illuminates their application process AND let’s you be able to see their print!
Go design and make, buy, or rent a costume that fits your theme, as well as props.
Woo-hoo (you know you want to know😊):
Nitty-gritty truth—embrace your inner intuitive, mystic, fortune-telling self—what is the first impression you have of the print? Are there symbols in-, above-, around-, or under the print?
In general (there are always outliers) the upper lip denotes your analytic side, while the lower one is all about emotional life. How the lips come together (or not) at the corners, the size of the opening between them, the clarity the small lines, dots and bumps, where they fall and how they relate to the whole print will show tension, joy, disputes, important conversations, the whole gamut of a personality. Which lip is dominant?
Is the print blurry? That may indicate someone pressured, or inattentive, anxious, or just in a hurry. Does part of the print seem weak or missing? Which part? What does that relate to? Are there images embedded in it?
Compare that to a delicate, detailed print with what appears to be thousands of finely etched lines. This can show a great sense of organization, or a tendency to compartmentalize, or even someone who distances themself by using their fastidious nature.
What a lip print analysis is all about:
Your job is to uplift, enlighten, educate, and bring joy. If you can’t do that, then go do the dishes or something else.
We never see negative. Truly, really, and whole-heartedly, there is a greater good in each person, in each moment, and your job is to find that good and share it with the giver.
Maybe there is a tendency that needs to be nurtured, or a something they can do to get out of their own way. Maybe an unrecognized skill, or talent.
No matter what, you can always find that seed of greatness, their potential, their commitment, loving nature,
Oh, and you can only see what someone permits you to see—that means if someone doesn’t want a reading, you won’t be able to give them a reading. Interesting, right?