Applying lipstick can sometimes seem a challenge — particularly if you’re wearing a bold colour like red or pink. Lip liner can really help to achieve a defined look however and make the whole process that little bit easier. Luckily, a new hack from TikTok has proven just how handy having a lip liner can be in getting that perfect pout you’ve always dreamed of.
Unlike some trends seen on TikTok, this one’s fairly simple, and you just need a lip liner and a liquid lipstick (or just a product with a doe-foot applicator in the same shade as your liner). All you need to do is purse your lips together tightly so you can only see the very edges. You then apply liner over the edges and into the fold a bit between the two lips, before taking your liquid lipstick (or other product) and drawing it over the lips and fold.
Simply rub your lips together to get the product evenly spread, then un-purse your lips to see the results. Essentially what this technique does is line the lips without over-doing it or making the line appear over-drawn, while still making the lips look full and impressively voluminous.
It’s become a highly popular approach to lining lips on TikTok, with some of the most influential makeup artists giving it a go for their legions of fans. Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty, for example, took to her channel to try it out, finding out that (much to her delight) it worked a treat. Fans left comments in their hundreds in response, praising the technique and look that Huda had created.
She’s not the only one to try it, however; model @natalieevio also had a go and proved the liner hack works just as well with a nude, neutral hue as it does with something brighter.
In short, we’re off to try this ASAP with our trusty £1 lip liner that is a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk.