"Just as Mick Jagger, for me, was the creature of the sixties, Bardot was the creature of the fifties. She prepared the way for the sixties, and made the sixties alluring rather than just ugly. Her lips, made Mick Jagger's lips possible".
Full, pouting lips did not come into their own until the fifties, when Bardot exploded onto the scene, creating new boundaries in perceptions of beauty. Prior to that, lips had usually been red and followed the lines of a cupids bow shape. Sensuality comes naturally to the French, and, full pouting lips are a major feature in a lot of French faces, including, I state rather enviously a lot of my French friends. I think it has a lot to do with the French language, the lips are used a lot in speech! Most French women are also very adept in the application of lip products.
Collagen injections to make lips fuller seem to have become very popular, sometimes with disastrous results, not naming names, especially since the arrival of Angelina Jolie (her lips are so full, naturally, they have a cleavage) and her predecessor Kim Basinger.
Below are some fabulous examples of the French pout...