Sunday, 27 September 2015

Anyone can rock the Kylie Jenner lip look

The craze of Kylie Jenner's dark yet nude, daring lips was a hit this Spring, and my bets are on that it will return this Autumn and Winter, and it will be bigger than ever. So, that said, I decided to recreate her giant pout, using a combination of high end and drugstore products.

Without jumping ahead too quickly, if you don't know Kylie Jenner and her lips, then take this post as my go to Autumn and Winter lip look. Who am I kidding, everyone knows that girl.

Before anything, it is vital for me to moisturise my lips. I do not understand how lipstick can be applied to dry, crusty lips? I forgot to photograph my moisturiser, but I am currently using a pink lemonade Chapstick which my friend brought me home from The States.

The next step is to outline your lips, and for this I used the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Stay On Contouring Pencil in Tiramisu. I find this product works wonders, with the added bonus of it only being £2.99. I like to overline the middle section of my bottom lip, a smidge over the middle of my top lip and just follow my natural lip line on the outer corners. This gives the effect of natural looking bigger lips. After my lips are outlined, I go ahead and blend the product, with small strokes, using a cheap lip pencil which I received years ago in a magazine. (Anyone will do!) To do this, I start from the edge of the outline - nearest my skin - and bring the brush towards the centre of my lips. By doing this, it ensures that all product is blended but at the same time the outline is still fine and crisp.

After the outline of my lips is no longer as harsh (yet still visible), I take my MAC lipstick in the shade Velvet Teddy. This is the shade that was the hit with Kylie, and MAC describe it as deep toned beige. Just out of habit, I start the lipstick on one side of my upper middle lip, bringing it to the upper corner. I repeat on the other side then finish by applying to my bottom lip. Because this lipstick is matte, I find blending key with this look. So, after I am happy with the amount of product on my lips, I take my lip brush and begin blending out the two colours with short strokes.
If, like me, you want your lips even more matte than the current result, I suggest you take a loose (preferable transparent) powder and dab it all over your lips. Then take a larger brush to fluff all the excess product away, leaving you with a much prominent, matte lip look.
On the contrast, if matte lips just aren't for you, take a piece of tissue and gently dab at your lips. This will remove just enough product for you to apply a shine gloss over the top.
Let me know what colours you will be rocking this Autumn, or if you will be following in Kylie's footsteps!


  1. this lip combo sounds perfect! I really need to try Velvet Teddy! lovely post btw :) xx

  2. Yeah! Anyone can get those Kylie lips! Where's the needle? Hahaha, I'm kidding! (ish)

    Love the photos you took! Velvet Teddy is such a gorgeous brown-nude to get those lips! I love matte finishes for your lips, I think it looks great! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  3. So in love with brown and nudes this season, and ahhh, I love the Velvet Teddy colour!

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  4. I want to try Velvet teddy so much, i'm just not sure if it will look strange beacsue of my skin tone. Great post x

  5. I went to the mac store to buy velvet teddy but it was out of stock :(
    Nice post xx

  6. I like her makeup style and of course Kylie lips! This one sounds really good, I need to get velvet teddy, it is such a stunning shade.

  7. These colours are so stunning, I love this kind of look! I really really want to try Velvet Teddy x

  8. I really need Velvet Teddy in my life.. it looks like such a gorgeous nude xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. Nice technique and cute post♥♥.

  10. I'm with you on that one! I reckon the KJ lips will definitely return this Autumn! Though has it ever really gone away!??

    Great post!

    Musings & More

  11. Lovely colour combo! I'm not a fan of the kardashians or the jenners but I do appreciate Kylie Jenner's nude lip.

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  12. that rimmel lip liner looks brilliant, and what a good prie too - i've been loving dark nude lips at the mo, they go with everything!
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

  13. Ooh I loved this post! I'm kind of obsessed with the Jenners haha <3

    Emily // Lynde Avenue Designs

  14. Ooh I love the sound of Rimmel Tiramisu :) I'm a big fan of this look and my favourite shade for it is MAC Taupe xx

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  15. Velvet Teddy is a lovely shade! I'm loving nude lips right now x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  16. Going to hunt out this Rimmel shade!

  17. Love the combo!

  18. Thanks for the mattifying powder tip, that's so smart! I need to try this, though I'm scared of overdrawing because my lips are small to start with and I don't wanna look totally fake haha, but worth a try for sure :)

  19. I'm not really a fan of these brown nude shades to be honest, so I won't be rocking the look… however I think it looks amazing on others. I much prefer my muted pink type of nudes & I'll have to check out those Rimmel lipliners very soon x

    Beauty with charm

  20. I love the Velvet Teddy lipstick with whirl lipliner underneath (and on the whole lip). Seems to give VT a whole new look! Also find that VT looks different on everybody, I love it.

  21. i NEED to get my hands on velvet teddy, everyone seems to love it!

    Lilies and Lipbalm


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