Latex Lips: The Secret to Looking Glamorous

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| LAST UPDATE 11/03/2023

By Amelia Taylor
Latex Lip Gloss Trend
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After 'latte makeup' and 'tomato girl makeup,' there's a new and bolder beauty trend taking over TikTok: latex lips. This trend is about bringing back glossy lips in a big way, with a maximum shine finish that's sure to outshine the natural or no-makeup looks that have been popular since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The idea is to recreate the high-shine effect of latex using particular products, including gloss. And while latex lips didn't emerge this autumn, with some videos dating back several months on TikTok, the look has been gaining renewed interest in recent weeks. This is likely because the Christmas season is just around the corner, and what could be more synonymous with extravagance and audacity than a pair of glossy, lacquer-like lips?

Latex Lip Trend TikTok
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Creating latex lips is a simple and affordable beauty trend. All you need is a lip pencil, lipstick, and lip gloss. To prepare your lips, exfoliate them gently to remove any dead skin cells. This will help to create a smooth canvas for your makeup. Then, line your lips with a lip pencil in the color of your choice and fill them in completely. This will help your lipstick last longer. Next, apply matte lipstick in a coordinating shade to your lips, paying close attention to the middle and outer corners. To finish the latex lip look, outline your lips with a clear lip gloss using a lip brush, then fill your lips with the gloss. And voila, you have lip-filler-looking lips without any of the cost or burden of actual filler.

For an even more intense look, use a lip gloss in the same shade as your lipstick. By contrast, to create a more subtle look, use a clear lip gloss. For a more festive and seasonal look, you can also use a lip gloss with glitter or shimmer. The new latex lip trend has already taken its rounds in the celebrity circuit, spotted on Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa, Gigi Hadid, and many more. Start practising and applying your lips; it's only a matter of time before the Insta-influencers claim the trend has its own.

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