@BrickBack - I know what you mean. I think that the same could be said about the eyes. Eye wrinkles are the first wrinkles that are removed when someone gets cosmetic work done.
If the person does too much work they do look weird. I think that if you use lip balm after you exfoliate your skin on your lip area you will have smoother lips.
Also if you use foundation and put loose power over your lip area and use a lip pencil with matte lipstick, the lipstick won’t bleed as much and won’t accentuate the lip wrinkles.
If you have lip wrinkles then I would avoid glossy lip stick or lip gloss because this type of lipstick will bleed. At this that has been my experience.