The best part about makeup is that it has no rules, or maybe not too many rules at least. As long as the products you are playing with are non-toxic and safe for your skin, you can experiment with anything your heart desires. Want a blue and purple holographic highlight on your cheekbones? Go for it! Want to paint your lipstick with all the colours of the rainbow? Nobody can stop you from trying out all the lip colours!
Probably the messiest lipstick makeup trend of the lot, lollipop lips first made an appearance on the runways at London Fashion Week in 2017. This trend involves smudging the lip colour outside of your natural lip line and creating a smeared lipstick look. Odd and unconventional, this makeup trend is perfect for when you want to go crazy with your lipstick makeup but do not have too many extra makeup items or lip colours to play with. Use a soft and creamy lipstick like the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick as the creamy formula of the lipstick will be easy to smudge and will not dry down quickly like liquid matte lip colours. Use vibrant shades like Bold Crimson or Craving Coral to give it the perfect lollipop look.
As the name suggests, this trend involves coating your lips with a layer of glitter. You can also bedazzle your lips with jewels and rhinestones for an even bolder look. To create this look, apply a light layer of any lip colour, preferably a sticky liquid lipstick or lip gloss, and cover it with powdered glitter. Use the Maybelline Baby Lips Loves Color Lip Balm as a base to add a slight hint of colour to your lips and provide a soft adhesive base for your glitter to stick on. You can also try a soft pink or nude lipstick shade like B’Day Suit On from the Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte Lipstick range as a base colour that is close to the colour of your natural lips. Make sure to use makeup glitter that is safe for use on your skin. Do not reach into your crafts closet! This lipstick makeup trend creates a sparkly effect, great for fun photoshoots!
Cartoon lips or pop-art makeup lips will make your lips look like the 2D lips that you see in comic strips and or on cartoon characters. The key to perfecting this makeup look is bold black outlines and pure white highlights. Vibrant and neon matte liquid lipsticks work best for this lipstick makeup trend. For example, the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in the shade Romantic or Heroine will add a bright pop of colour for this look. Not sure how such a bold pop of colour will look on you? See yourself in these two lipstick shades by trying them on in the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool. All you have to do is use the Live Camera or upload your picture and try out these two shades to find out what works for you.
Probably the lipstick makeup trend that requires the most skill out of all the ones mentioned here, the mermaid lips is a trend where you replicate the holographic mermaid scales on your lips. To achieve this look, use a dark lip colour to create the base, the darker the better, and use a fishnet as a stencil to create the scales. Now tap in some metallic or holographic eyeshadow to create the scales. If you do not have a holo eyeshadow shade, you can also use purple lip colour like the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade Vibrant Violet and very lightly tap it on your lips using your fingers. Add some blinding highlight on the center of your lips to take this look a step further.
Quirky and fun, these lipstick makeup trends are sure to grab eyeballs wherever they go. Are you bold enough to try any of these looks? Or do you want to play safe and find a lip colour that complements your outfit? Read what lipstick shades you can wear to match your outfit!