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Trend Alert: Bitten Lips

Trend Alert: Bitten Lips

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A recent beauty import making waves in the U.S. might just spark a shift in how beauty lovers apply lipstick. Smaller lips, bigger eyes–that's the goal. Also known as the "gradient lip," bitten lips are more of a staple than a trend in Asia, and this hot pout is making its way stateside. With a soft bloom of color from the center of the mouth, bitten lips help emphasize the eyes. The end result is meant to look innocent, doll-like—and a tad vampire-esque!  See for yourself!



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How to do it: There are several techniques to creating the gradient look, but ideally you'll need two different shades of lip color. Either a concealer or nude lipstick for the outer rim and a deeply pigmented shade for the inside. Think of it as a reverse '90s lip liner look! Try to opt for creamy and hydrating formulas, as this look can look dry out pretty easily. Ready to try it? We did the product digging for you. These products work wonders for creating a flaky-free gradient lip look.

Products for the outer corner:

Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Classic Lip Duo

Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Classic Lip Duo, $14 at Colourprevails.com

Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer

Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer, $4.38 at Amazon.com

Anna Sui Lip Stick

Anna Sui Lip Stick in Beige Pink, $30 at Amazon.com

Products to fill the middle:

Skinfood Tomato Cool Jelly Tint Cherry

Skinfood Tomato Cool Jelly Tint, $3.71 at Amazon.com

red lip gloss

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss, $16 at Sephora

maybelline vivid matte

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid, $6.25 at Amazon.com

Would you try this trend? Tell us in the comments below!

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