Mariah Carey: ‘I probably should have had my lips done’

Mariah Carey is convinced she’s left it too late to get her lips augmented.

The We Belong Together hitmaker can usually be found rocking a glossy pink or peachy pout when making public appearances, and during a cover interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Mariah revealed she opts for a more subtle colour because red doesn’t work for her lips, which she has considered enhancing with cosmetic surgery.

“I look horrible with a red lip. I probably should have gotten my lips done, but it’s too late,” the pop diva candidly revealed.


In the wide-ranging interview, Mariah proudly showed off the fact that she didn’t need to wear Spanx shapewear by telling the journalist, “There’s nothing here but this knit dress,” as she ran her hands down her torso, and lamented on modern style, by quipping, “A lot of girls are just nude in front of everybody. No offense to them.”

Mariah also took a quiz, during which she was asked to pick out about her favourite outfit ever, and she pointed to the voluminous Vera Wang gown she wore when she got married to music manager Tommy Mottola in 1993 and the dress she wore when she tied the knot with TV personality Nick Cannon, the father of her twins Monroe and Moroccan, in 2008.

The singer then gave her top tips for taking a good selfie and advised her fans to stop pouting in their photos.

“Let someone else take the picture – unpurse your lips!!! Ugh,” she recommended.

In the cover image for the magazine, Mariah wears a white T-shirt bearing a picture of herself, and Cosmopolitan editors added in the caption, “Yes, that is her own face on her shirt.”