TikTok is an interesting place on the internet. Among the dancing teens and compilation videos, you can find an endless scroll of viral beauty hacks. You know, like the glass skin trend and the botox alternative.
Now, TikTok “For You Pages” are filling up with the latest beauty trend: siren lips.
We tapped celebrity makeup artist, beauty expert, and CTZN Cosmetics chief creative officer, Sir John, for his insight. With clients such as Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, Margot Robbie, Zendaya, and many more — we have a good feeling he knows what he’s talking about.
“The siren lip trend, similar to the concept of the siren eyes trend, is all about defining and accentuating the face for a more dramatic look,” Sir John told the New York Post. “The siren lip technique accentuates the natural upturn of the lips to create a sexy, but subtle smirk on all lip shapes.”
Sir John believes this popular trend to be a take on the “classic, old Hollywood sultry smirk,” and is “a new twist to the popular over-lining lip trend.”
We couldn’t agree more, so we asked Sir John just how to achieve this captivating look.
Step 1: Line the lips
“The best way to get the look is to start off with a darker lip liner to define and enhance the lip’s natural shape by extending the corners to create a slightly more upturned shape,” said Sir John.
Sir John loves to use the CTZN Cosmetics Lipstroke in Cinco, while we listed further top picks below.
1. CTZN Cosmetics Lipstroke, $16
This long-lasting lip liner is waterproof and aims to extend the wear of your lipstick. If Cinco isn’t the color for you, browse through the many other options.
This retractable lip liner pencil is the real deal. Choose from an assortment of shades, layer it on, and turn the lip liner into a lipstick with the oval brush if you so wish.
Never dock a classic. This NYX Cosmetics lip pencil comes in more colors than you can imagine and offers a creamy, buildable payoff.
Step 2: Go in with a nude
Up next, you’re going to want to “top off with a lip-enhancing, matte nude lipstick that compliments your skin tone,” according to Sir John.
We recommend choosing a matte nude that doesn’t make your lips overly dry but keeps you feeling comfortable all day.
This Rare Beauty hydrating and long-wearing matte lipstick is a great option. We can’t get enough of it, and we know you’ll fall in love, too.
2. MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick, $21
You can never go wrong with a MAC matte lipstick. Whirl is a classic shade that will make you swoon, while the brand offers both lighter and deeper shades.
A pink nude that looks great on everyone’s lips is here. Look forward to long-lasting hydration, epic moisture, and an award-winning formula.
STEP 3: Add some gloss
Finally, Sir John says to “seal it all in with a hydrating gloss for a glass-like shine.”
This is our favorite part, as there’s nothing like a punch of gloss. And just like that, you have gorgeous siren lips.
Drop everything now and buy this Fenty Beauty must-have. It provides your lips with an instant cooling effect and an unmatched shine.
2. iNNBEAUTY Project Glaze Lip Oil, $17
Say hello to juicy lips full of high shine. Best of all, you can enjoy soft, hydrated lips all day long with a touch of cherry color.
3. Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil, $38
Don’t just look good, but do good with this Dior lip oil. It brings out your lip’s natural color and glow with each use.
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