In what seems like a unique take on the classic Hollywood red lip famously donned by icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, TikTok has unveiled its latest beauty obsession: Cherry Cola lips.

What is the Cherry Cola lip trend about?

The hashtag #cherrycolalips has racked up over 2.5 million views on TikTok, earning participations from beauty influencers and makeup artists.


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Many have also associated the look with being a total “Lana Del Rey vibe,” given the alternative pop singer’s affinity for the red lip, vintage aesthetic, and aptly titled releases like the song Cherry.

Cherry Cola lips are essentially a mix of brown and rich red tones, inspired by the cherry flavour of Coca Cola sodas. It typically features overlined lips, along with a gloss on top for a shiny finish that resembles the look of freshly-washed cherries.

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While it’s a bolder look than usual, we think it’s the perfect statement for a night out.

How to do the Cherry Cola lips?

Despite how intricate it looks, you really only need three products to recreate the Cherry Cola lip look — a reddish brown lip liner, a red lipstick or tint, and an ultra-shiny gloss on top.

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Step 1: Line your lips with a caramel lip liner

First, apply a lip liner that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone, making sure to over-line the part near the centre of your upper and lower lip.

Use your fingertip to blend it inwards slightly, so that the red lipstick that goes over it will merges with it. Need a recommendation? Here’s one from Anastasia Beverly Hills in the shade “Malt”.

Anastasia Beverly Hills lip liner retails for RM95 and is available at

This one from Rare Beauty is a slightly more muave-y tone, but works perfectly for this look as well.

Rare Beauty Kind Words Lip Liner in “Wise” retails for RM75 and is available at

Step 2: Fill your lips in with a red lipstick

Apply a vibrant red lipstick or lip tint of your choice, or a darker shade if you’re feeling like going for a moodier Cherry Cola lip look.

MAC Lipstick in Russian Red retails for S$37 and is available at

According to one reviewer, this lip tint from benefit cosmetics gives the effect of “when you rub cherries on your lips”, and we couldn’t agree more.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint retails for RM126 and is available at

Step 3: Finish off with a tinted gloss on top

Pop on some cherry red or berry-toned gloss for an extra shiny finish, starting from the centre. Then, blend it out slightly, and viola! You’ve achieved the irresistible Cherry Cola lips.

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We recommend Nyx’s Fat Oil Lip Drips in the shade “Newsfeed” or “Scrollin'” for this step.

Nyx Fat Oil Lip Drip retails for RM64.80 on Shopee

Featured image credit: @kendalljenner/Instagram, @isabellekategm and @marissadelormee/TikTok