When it comes to TikTok, beauty hacks seem to know no bounds. From using a tampon to remove nail polish to sticking raw potato slices on our faces to get rid of pimples overnight, TikTokers have come up with all sorts of unconventional ways to address beauty emergencies.
However, while these hacks range from bizarre to outright crazy, we have to admit that some of them are pretty ingenious, and this fake tan lip liner trend is no exception.
With the Kardashians’ overwhelming popularity and influence in the beauty world, getting plump lips have seen plenty of people trying to emulate the sisters’ signature pout. One of them is user @mee3zz, who decided to try giving herself fuller lips using a self-tanner as a lip liner.
To hop onto this trend, all you need to do is line your lips with a self-tanner using a thin brush, the same way you would with a regular lip pencil. Let the self-tanner work its magic for a few hours and wipe it off for plumper-looking lips!
The temporary outline will give the illusion of a shadow around your mouth, just like a contour. However, unless you’re going for the ’90’s Spice Girl look, we suggest that you fill in your lips with a nude or neutral lipstick.
If you can’t commit for a few days, you can also try this other TikTok beauty hack to achieve the effect of lifted, fuller lips with a bit of contour and concealer.
But if you’re ready to try out the self-tanner hack yourself, check out some of our top picks below!
Sephora Collection Self-Tanning Body Mousse
Made with 98% natural ingredients, Sephora Collection’s Self-Tanning Body Mousse has a quick-drying formula enriched with aloe vera and natural DHA, giving you a natural even tan while retaining your skin’s moisture.
Sephora Collection Self-Tanning Body Mousse 150ml retails for S$24.
St. Tropez Best Sellers Kit
This best-sellers kit comes with everything you’ll need for a perfect sun-kissed look. With the St. Tropez’s applicator mitt, you can evenly distribute the quick-drying, non-sticky self-tan mousse that develops into a golden glow that lasts for days. If you’re unhappy with how the tan turns out, you can use the remover mousse to effectively remove all traces of it.
St. Tropez Best Sellers Kit retails for S$46.
Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse
Free from parabens, perfumes, and alcohol, this super fast-drying mousse has an organic formula that will give you a long-lasting, natural glow on your face and body.
Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse 50ml retails for S$24.