Beauty insiders are abuzz over the Game of Thrones actress’ dramatic red carpet makeup at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala. Emilia Clarke normally appears as a strong, female conqueror with a long blonde braid and warrior attire. But for the Gala’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination theme, Clarke’s makeup artist Jillian Dempsey aimed to create a theatrical cherub look. She wanted Clarke to look “angelic” with flawless, youthful features. To achieve it, Dempsey created a complexion Rubens would have envied, offset by bold lashes and a custom-colored statement lip.  

As anyone knows, even a custom lip color can fall flat on lips riddled with crevices and surrounded by lines. Youthful appearance starts way before lipstick. While A-Listers like Emilia Clarke may have a professional makeup artist to make sure her appearance is on point, anyone can achieve a MET Gala-ready face with the help of a cosmetic dentist.

Emilia Clarke's Lip Look at Met Gala | Denali Dental Care

Why Lipstick Lines Happen

Many common wrinkles like lipstick lines are caused by overactive facial muscles. Our muscle memory helps us learn physical skills like riding a bike or playing catch. But muscle memory works to remember our facial expressions too. As we grow older, the muscles around our mouths freeze expressions like a smile or a frown long after we’re done feeling happy or sad. These frozen expressions are misleading. They can cause you to appear chronically tired, sad or angry even when you aren’t because the muscles haven’t let go of these expressions. Needless to say, wrinkles like lipstick lines can undo your makeup’s work to achieve an energetic, happy appearance.

How You Can Eliminate Lipstick Lines from Your Appearance

BOTOX is a simple, minimally invasive solution to pesky lipstick lines. This treatment provides rejuvenation results safely and is the most common cosmetic procedure in the world. BOTOX erases lipstick lines by relaxing the muscles that are stuck or frozen in place. Once the muscles relax, they’re free once again to express all emotions. The results can last three to six months. Whether you’re a makeup aficionado or not, you’ll feel comfortable and confident with a strong facial foundation that can be provided by BOTOX.

Furthermore, contrary to popular concerns, BOTOX is safe. In a recent study, not one BOTOX treatment caused adverse effects in 20,000 patients. This treatment is so safe and noninvasive that you can do one whole treatment on a lunch hour and return to work without any visible signs of having received a BOTOX treatment. Denali Dental Care is also happy to add a BOTOX treatment onto an existing dental appointment for added discretion and convenience.

If you would like to learn how injectable facial rejuvenation treatments can help you look younger and healthier, please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with an Anchorage cosmetic dentist at Denali Dental Care.