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From the originators of the clean girl make-up aesthetic, black women and people of colour have another trending item: The lip liner and lip gloss combo. This trend has been taking over the social media beauty community. The lip look is among other beautiful lip looks. From the iconic red lip, popularized by the late Marylin Manroe to the nude lip often worn by the Kardashians, here are 5 lip looks you need to try out that you can slay at different events.

1. Glossy Brown Lip Liner Look

  • brown liner and gloss combo

A popular lip look that has been taking over the beauty community. All you need is a good long-lasting lip liner (preferably in a dark brown shade) and a glossy and moisturising lip gloss. First line your lips, the outer parts of your lips then apply the gloss over it to create this look.

2. The Iconic Red Lip

  • red lip look

The iconic red lip was popularized by Marylin Monroe and it’s elegant and sophisticated. The red lip excuses glamour, especially during early Hollywood. In the early 20th century, red lipstick was synonymous with power and strength, especially during the suffragette movement. The movement fought for the right to vote for middle-class women. This look is easy to achieve, you can use red liquid matte lipstick or normal red lipstick.

“There couldn’t be a more perfect symbol for the suffragettes than red lipstick, because it’s not only powerful, it’s feminine.”

Rachel Felder, Author of “Red Lipstick: An Ode to a Beauty Icon”

3. Nude Lip

  • nude lip

Achieving a nude lip look is easy too. All you need is a nude lipstick that is one shade darker than your skin tone. Essence has a variety of nude colours, so you will definitely find a colour that works for you.

4. Matte, Matte, Matte

  • matte lip

Onto the final lip look: Matte, Matte, Matte! Even though I am personally not a fan, this looks so good on others and it might look good on you too. Just give it a try. Matte lipsticks aren’t hard to find and the application is easy too. Play around with different colours and see what looks good on you.

These are only 4 out of the various ways you can elevate your face beat. With these affordable products, you have to try at least 1. I know I will. When you decide to, tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #ABliplooks. Looking forward to seeing your looks!

Naango Kainge

Hi bestie, I'm Naango. I am Contributor and Writer for Namibia's number 1 digital youth magazine <3
I am a Christian who spends most of her time creating YouTube content, knitting, café hopping and getting to know God.

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