Some call it the 90s supermodel lips and other call it “gym lips”. This is actually a lip makeup style that people of colour in the States have been sporting for a while now and it’s currently trending all over Tiktok and loved by everyone.
Want to know what this trend is all about? Read on for more information!
What are “gym lips”?
This has nothing to do with giving your lips a workout; they are in your natural lip shade, topped off with a plump glossy finish. So just imagine your natural lips just juicer!
They are extremely versatile and can be worn for fancy dates or even just to the gym (hence the name!). It is also easy to achieve, super wearable, and comfortable throughout the day.
How to get “gym lips”?
Instead of going in directly with a lipstick, the key product for this glossy look is a lip liner.
Using a lip liner that matches your natural lip colour, tilt it at an angle and gently glide it across your entire lips. While most people will over-line their lips for the “gym lips” look, we won’t recommend overdoing it. If you want a more protruding pout, consider over-lining slightly at your cupid’s bow.
Then, generously apply a lip care treatment – not a lip gloss – to give your lips a juicy, plump look. Compared to a gloss, this should give you more of a glaze-like appearance.
Most of us beauty junkies already have the tools we need for this trend but if you’re a beauty newbie or if you’re looking to welcome more additions to your collection, we have compiled a list of products that can help you.
Products you need to achieve “gym lips”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner
With 18 shades available for you find your perfect lip match, this lip liner also has a creamy formula and delivers a velvety-matte finish. Top this up with a lip treatment of your choice and you’ll have the perfect “gym lips”.
A pencil with this design also makes achieving this trend extremely easy. Because of its shape, you can easily sharpen according to your preference for accurate lining and shaping. For the perfect “gym lips”, we’ll recommend leaving your liner tip slightly blunt so your lip line shape can look rounder and more diffused.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner retails for RM95 on Sephora.
The Face Shop Creamy Touch Lip Liner
A creamy formula that gives us a long-lasting pout, this product takes a step further by including a built-in lip brush at the end other end of the liner for easier blending.
This is perfect for travelling or touch up while you’re on the go.
The Face Shop Creamy Touch Lip Liner retails for RM23.28 on TheFaceShop stores and Yesstyle.
Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lip Liner
Probably one of the most well-loved lip liner currently, this is highly raved for its creamy formula and durability. Those who have tried it love how it feels like a balm when you glide it on your lips, leaving a comfortable finish that last the entire day.
This has a soft matte finish, so we’ll recommend this if you prefer a softer “gym lips” look.
With a huge number muted brown shades in the range, you can definitely find that perfect MLBB shade that livens up your natural lip colour.
Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lip Liner retails for RM74 on Sephora.
Missha Silky Lasting Lip Pencil
We’re using lip liner as lip colour to achieve “gym lips” and this product is ready for it.
A multifunctional lip pencil, this is both a liner and a lip colour. You’ll love that it has a long-lasting formula that is infused with avocado oil and shea butter to moisturise your lips and prevent flaking.
Missha Silky Lasting Lip Pencil retails for RM15.48 on Yesstyle.
Laneige Mini Lip Sleeping Mask in Berry
For a long-lasting gloss effect, use this overnight lip mask that stays on your lips.
It comes in various shades and scents ranging from apple lime to caramel and we highly recommend the berry version because it has a subtle pink shade that’s perfect for the natural-looking “gym lips” look.
Besides using this product for this makeup look, it is also a great overnight treatment that softens dead skin on your lips. Wake up, remove accumulated dead skin, and rise to soft, supple lips.
Laneige Mini Lip Sleeping Mask in Berry retails for RM30 on Sephora.
RNW DER. CARE Lip Treatment
This comes with a slanted tip for easier application – and we love that.
Packaging aside, its formula features shea butter, squalane, and pantheon, all of which nourish and protect lips.
On top of that, its gel texture melts as it touches the warmth of your lips, leaving you with a plumping shine that you’d want to achieve for the ultimate “gym lips”.
RNW DER. CARE Lip Treatment retails for RM64.72 on Yesstyle.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Lip Luminizer + Plumper
This lip luminiser is a cult-favourite, and we’re not surprised.
This may look like a gloss but doesn’t contain shimmer so it delivers a natural-looking plumping effect.
The product also contains shea butter and vitamin E to lock in moisture, so that you’ll get an intense wet-look that’s absolute “gym lips” goals.
Don’t freak out if you feel a slight tingling sensation upon application; it has an innovative Plump Job Complex technology that contains a blend of ingredients to gently plump your lips.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Lip Luminizer + Plumper retails for RM114 on Sephora.
Abib Moisturizing Lip Balm Relief Tube
Those on a tighter budget can consider this product that boasts panthenol, rice germ oil, and botanical oils to lock in moisture and nourish your lips. Its glowing finish also makes it the perfect product to use to nail that “gym lips” look.
Abib Moisturizing Lip Balm Relief Tube retails for RM29.31 on Yesstyle.
Feature image credit: @anna..paull/TikTok and @zhilabeauty/TikTok