What Is The New ‘Lip Wings’ Makeup Trend — And How To Recreate It In 3 Simple Steps

Written by Sumona BoseNov 30, 2023
What is the new ‘Lip Wings’ makeup trend — and how to recreate it in 3 simple steps

We love Gen Z makeup trends; they are not afraid to pick references and inspiration from the weirdest of places. Take #LipWings for instance. This overdrawn lip trend is inspired by a children’s toy called the Bratz Doll, which was popular in the 90s. The toy featured a very wide-eyed and dazed-looking blonde doll with a full face of makeup on and, you guessed it, winged out lips!

Recreating this look is super easy; all you have to do is mimic a winged liner on your top lip and the result is an envious plump-looking pout. It is kinda adorable too, which is why we figured you might want to try your hand at it as well and put together a tutorial for you.

Here’s a step-by-step guide that’ll help you ace the lip wing makeup trend.

What is the new ‘Lip Wings’ makeup trend — and how to recreate it in 3 simple steps

Step 01: Create the wing - Depending on what you are comfortable with. You can create lip wings with either a pigmented lip pencil like the Lakmé Absolute 3D Lip Definer in a shade that is darker than your natural lip colour. Alternatively, you can use an angled eyeliner brush to overline your lips and draw the wing. Start by drawing a flick at both ends of your lips and extending it towards your top lip to create the wing.

Step 02: Overline the rest of your lip - Once the wing is in place, overline the rest of your lips, following your natural lip shape. You can use a lip brush to lightly buff the lining inwards to make it look more blended and natural.

Step 03: Fill in a colour - Once your lip liner is blended and in place, use a thin lip brush and fill your lips with a creamy or matte pigment. Our current fave for the is the Lakmé Cushion Matte for a soft matte colour fill. Blend the liner with your fingers and you are done!

Images courtesy: @hayley_bui



Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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