The influencer is influenced? Hailey Bieber shares her current favorite lip combo…and it kinda looks familiar. It’s time we give credit where credit is due.
Trends come and go, but classics will always stay. With TikTok being the forefront of setting and bringing back trends, beauty techniques from the 80s, 90s, and even the year 2000’s are having its rightful revival. This week, it’s the brownie glazed lip trend. (We all love a glossy lip moment!) The appearance of juicy and puckered lips seem to be a common obsession from beauty gurus and makeup enthusiasts alike.
The lip technique originated from the 90s by latinx women in particular. It was prevalent in a POC’s makeup routine as brown or ‘nude’ lip liners and lipsticks weren’t readily available in the market. Essentially, it was the act of lining the lips with black or brown eyeliner and applying a clear gloss on top to accentuate their luscious lips.
Now that it’s mainstream again, everybody seems to be hopping on the trend. This time, model and beauty brand owner Hailey Bieber shares her current fave lip combo showcasing her new product, the Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment. As simple and innocent as it may seem, the TikTok video of lining her lips and adding gloss faced a lot of criticism from the latinx and black community. Not because she is sharing the technique to her fans, but because she has re-named the lip technique that has shamed and oppressed these women years ago. Though she hasn’t claimed the lip combo as her own discovery, people from different communities were aghast from the model appropriating a big part of their culture.
ready for all the fall things including brownie glazed lips ✨✨✨🤎🤎🤎♬ cant erase – weeping audios
@haileybieber the lip combo vibe I’m feeling for fall 😍🤎 @rhode skin ♬ She – Tyler, The Creator
So, what have we learned from all this? Bringing back looks and techniques are fine as long as we understand where it came from. History is everywhere, even with something as simple as a lined and glossy lip.
There is a difference between appreciation and appropriation; and it doesn’t just apply with makeup, but with everything else, too. Despite this being a big problem in western countries, we as Filipinos should also keep this in mind. As we are heavily influenced, it is also important to give credit where credit is due. We of all people know what it’s like to be discriminated against and shamed, so respecting each other’s cultures should come second nature.
@caitlinnocom suchhh a yummy lip combo for fall 🤤🍂 #brownieglazedlips #lipcombo ♬ original sound – Caitlin
If you’re thinking about applying this lip combo to your routine, by all means, give it a go. We can’t deny that the lip technique is flattering on everybody. Filipino beauty enthusiasts are also showcasing their reiteration, as seen on Beauty TikToker, Caitlin Nocom. Doesn’t the lip combination look stunning on her? We can all thank the women of color that started the trend way back in the 90s, for creating the technique that we love and adore today.