Trying new makeup products and trends is my favourite thing to do. This year makeup trends made a statement, and the spotlight was on the lips. From the ’90s dark lip liner to the unexpected rise of lip balm, here’s a closer look at the trends that caught our attention and some pro tips on how to rock them.

1. Cherry Cola Lips

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Reviving the ’90s with a contemporary twist, the cherry cola lips trend combines the dark lip liner of that era with an intense cherry red shade. To nail this sultry look, try using a dark brown lip liner for outlining and a berry or red lip colour to fill it in and finish it off with a clear gloss. The result? Bold, stunning lips perfect for pairing with soft fox eyes and pulled-back hair.

2. Lip Oil

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks to Selena Gomez, lip oils have become the go-to trend, offering a hydrating texture and long-lasting tint. From luxury brands to drug store brands there are so many juicy options to choose from.

3. 90s Lip Liner

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The ’90s are making a comeback not just with frosted lids and thin eyebrows but also with dark lip liners. Using a brown lip liner, overline your lips slightly, fill them in with a light colour, and add an ultra-shiny gloss for extra dimension.

4. Glitter Lips

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Just in time for Christmas, the glitter lip trend is making waves with influencers using products like Rouge Dior Forever Liquid Sequin. If Dior is out of reach a simple hack involves applying your regular lipstick and dabbing on some glittery eyeshadow.

5. Lip Balms

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Rhode by Hailey Bieber brought lip balm back into the spotlight. Prioritizing skincare, this year has seen lip balms taking over feeds and wishlists.

6. Red Lips

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When in doubt, turn to the red carpet for makeup inspiration. This year saw celebrities like Jessica Chastain and Rihanna sporting bold red lips. With the ongoing holiday season, red lips are a must-try trend.

7. Strawberry Makeup

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Achieve natural, dewy skin with bronzed eyes and loads of blush on the cheeks. The lip trend that accompanies this look involves using the same red and pink blush concoction on the lips for a stunning monochrome effect.

Which lip trend was your favourite? Tell us in the comments!