“Bee-stung” is often taken to mean swollen, with regard to lips – but in fact it gets its name from the shape a bee sting makes on your skin in general. This little (orphan) girl has it naturally: her lower lip has an amazing deep, short curve. Here’s how the professionals reproduce it on models (from a really good, simple tutorial outlining the basic lip shapes, here):


The Bee-Stung takes its name from the look of a real sting welt, and it’s very early ’20s. You form a heart-like shape in the center of the lips, leaving the corners of the mouth bare for a more defined pucker effect.” (



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