Kylie Jenner/90's Inspired Lip Tutorial (with dupe suggestions)

June 20, 2015

Whatever your opinion on Kylie's lip fillers or the Jenner/Kardashian family in general, you have to give the girl some credit for sparking the lip trend of the year, MAC are constantly selling out of Velvet Teddy and everyone is trying to re-create the plumped up matte nude lip. Kylie's became known for her plumped up lips (I have some girl crush/face envy going on, why wasn't I that cool as a teenager) and I personally absolutely adore the look and couldn't wait to re-create it. When I finally got my hands on Velvet Teddy I fell in love with the shade, I feel like it suits almost any skin tone or any make-up look and is so easy to pull off.

I did my research and decided to splash out on the same liner and lipstick that Kylie herself uses, however I also did some dupe research for those of you not wanting to break the bank.
Kylie uses the MAC's lip pencil in 'Soar' and the lipstick 'Velvet Teddy'. Velvet Teddy is kind of hard to get your hands on right now so if you're MAC obsessed the shade 'Hug Me' would also work if you used powder to create a matte effect.

Start off with bare lips and use a non-tinted lip balm to moisturise and prep the lips. (The use of lots of lipliner and a matte lipstick can end up very drying). I'm personally using Roc Soleil Protexion Lip Balm but you can literally use whatever works for you (although don't use something very greasy such as Vaseline).

Line your lips using the lipliner, as I said I'm using the Mac version, however good alternatives are Rimmel's lip liner in Spice (credit goes to: Dizzy Brunette and her Kylie Jenner Dupes) or Nyx lipliner in Mauve (credit to Reddit's MakeUp Addiction forum).
It's pretty hard to get the plumped up look that Kylie has without some kind of surgical enhancement but to get as close as possible overline your lips a tad. The easiest way to do this in a way that doesn't look ridiculous is to line your lips normally, and then thicken the line outwards until you're happy with the thickness

 Fill in the overlined lips with the lipliner, (bit of a tangent but really loving how creamy the MAC lipliners are, well played MAC, well played).
 Grab a matte nude lipstick and go over your lips, be sure to go all the way up to the lines to soften the look of the lipliner but don't go over the line. Dupes for Velvet Teddy are Topshop's lip liner in Ceramic (credit goes to The Fashion Train for this find.), Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in Shade 14 or Revlon Mauve it Over. If your problem is like mine in that you don't mind spending MAC prices but you just can't bloody find it anywhere you could try Hug Me, which is a very similar shade (possibly slightly pinker) in a Lustre finish.
 To avoid the build  up of product on your lips sliding onto your teeth, pop your finger in your mouth and slide it back out, any lipstick on the inside of your lips should transfer back onto your finger.
Make sure to blot this with tissue to really matte the lips. If you're using a dupe that's not as matte as you like, follow this by patting a transparent powder onto the lips, either using a clean sponge or brush (make sure this is washed afterwards).

To really make the lips stand out go back over and neaten the lines with concealer. This is much easier if you have a concealer brush but a flat eyeshadow brush or clean lip brush would also do the trick. This prevents any smudges and gives the look a much cleaner finish. Simply dab concealer around the lip area and use the brush to blend and clean up the lines and buff it out to make it look natural.
 I'm personally using Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair but again whatever works for you is fine.

And there you have it! I absolutely love this look as it's great for days when you want the put together look but don't want a bright shade and goes universally with almost any look.

 What are your thoughts on the Kylie Jenner lip trend? Love or hate it?
Also let me know if you know of any more dupes!

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