StyleBistro editors getting their Big Ang on. (Lips via fuckyeahbigang.tumblr.com)
There are many reasons why Big Ang is, well, big: her major New York accent, her 36J tatas, and our personal favorite, her—you guessed it—lips.
We are obsessed with this Staten Island diva, who has a brand new spinoff series Big Ang—starring herself (finally a summer series worth watching). It premiered last night on VH1.
So, to get the look of the lips that started it all (and not instantly online via fuckyeahbigang.tumblr.com) here are some plump-tastic products and procedures.
(Ed Note: DIY-plump at your own risk!)
1. The perfect pink
Just like we can't leave our apartment without our phones (seriously though), Big Ang can't leave her house without super glossy pink lips. Use an ultra moisturizing pink lipstick or balm, like this Clinique Chubby Stick in Wopping Watermelon ($16) for pucker-perfect base color and Yves Saint Laurent's Volupte Sheer Change Glossy Balm Crystal Color Lipstick in Cool Guava ($30) for a bright hue that looks spectacular—especially when dancing on top of Staten Island bars.
2. Lip Plumping Gloss
How can you have Big Ang lips if they aren't big? Try Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in original/berry pink ($18) for that full finishing touch—without the needles.
3. DIY Plumper
There's no need to spend $20 on a plumping gloss—you can make it yourself! First, use a toothbrush to brush your lips until they are nice and irritated—er, exfoliated. Then mix a little bit of cinnamon, or liquid Niacin ($13), with Vaseline ($3-4) and apply it to your lips. Note: too much liquid Niacin can really irritate your lips, beyond the irritated-so-they-are-pretty-and-plumped way. DIY at your own risk.
4. Dental Cotton Rolls
Before there were dangerous chemicals, drugs, and injections, there were cotton-rolls. No, really—models in the 60s and 70s used to pop 'em in their mouths for an instantly bee-stung, pouty look. Simply slip one under your upper lip for a night of fullness! Check out these dental cotton rolls on Amazon ($1) for an example (or the second to last episode of Kardashian's when the Kardashian kids mock Kris' allergic reaction. Golden).
The best way to look like Big Ang is to do how Big Ang does, a.k.a., get surgery.
“I had my lips done eleven years ago,” Big Ang told Radar Online. “They put some sort of plastic collagen stuff [in]. I’m hot and I think I am sexy and men like my look, they just love me."
Well Ang, we love you just as much. Surgery is obv painful and can come out to be a couple of thousand dollars, but as the old saying goes: beauty is pain. Just make sure you find the right doctor (you don't want to use the one who did Big Ang's first boob job—she told Radar Online that they put sponges in her chest!).