Pucker up, ladies! We spotted a new, emerging makeup trend on Instagram and it's totally going to be the next big thing. Social media has always been a fertile breeding ground for popularising eccentric beauty looks and most of the time these trends are just too bizarre for everyday wear. However, velvet lips are definitely an exception. Sure, it's not your usual on-fleek pouty lips ala Kylie Jenner but it's got its own charm. Curious to know what it is? Keep reading to know what the buzz is about.
It's all about the stylish smudge
We've all heard about smudged eyeshadow but until now we didn't think it would also look good on lips. Imagine doing overlined lips but instead of sharp edges, you'll have to do soft smudges. Sounds complicated? Well, it's actually simpler than you think. But like any other intricate makeup look, you'll need a steady hand and superb hand-eye coordination. As always, practice makes perfect! And you better nail the look first at home before you decide to sport it in events or else people may start offering you tissues to wipe your smudged lippie.
Here's the best way to get the look
One of the makeup gurus that does this well is Lenna Wang. Take a cue from her and use a pointed lip brush with a tapered edge to strategically smudge the outer edges of your lipstick. For this, you can also use a dense concealer brush if you have one. Here's a tip: apply your velvet lipstick thinly at first then just build up the colour on inner lip once you already perfected the outer smudging. This will create a nice and soft ombre look that's perfect for summer!