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I Tried the Viral "Perfect Lip" Hack from TikTok and Here Are the Results

Can a brow pencil and blush really give you the perfect lip shade?
I Tried the Viral "Perfect Lip" Hack from TikTok and Here Are the Results
IMAGE Ros Marcelo
ILLUSTRATOR Bacs Arcebal
Can a brow pencil and blush really give you the perfect lip shade?

Struggling to find the perfect lip combo to complete your look of the day? Well, this TikTok trend may just be your best bet!

You’ve probably heard about TikToker Kenzie B (@yokenzieb), A.K.A. Mackenzie Burn, who's taking the platform by storm with her technique for always getting the "perfect lip shade." Her unconventional tips of using a brow pencil and blush on the lips have garnered her an astounding 4.2 million views, and for good reason.

Hundreds of makeup TikTokers—both local and international—have filmed themselves with the sound to prove whether this technique really works. Check out our faves Marj Maroket (@marjmaroket) and Kai Javier (@kaijavier) absolutely rocking the trend!

PHOTO BY (LEFT TO RIGHT) Tiktok/marjmaroket, Tiktok/kaijavier
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To see if this trend truly deserves the hype, I gave it a try for my Valentine’s Day look. Scroll down for a quick tutorial and the results of the “perfect lip shade” trend!

How to Do the "Perfect Lip" Technique from TikTok

Step 1: Take your go-to brow pencil and use it to line your lips. You can keep it as light, dark, blurred, or defined as you want. Quick tip: make sure to properly moisturize your lips, especially if your brow pencil is on the dry side!

perfect lip tiktok trend tutorial
PHOTO BY Ros Marcelo, Issy & Co
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Step 2: Fill in the center of your lips with the same blush you used on your cheeks. I used a light layer of Rom&nd’s See-Through Matte Tint in the shade Maple Red for this look.

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PHOTO BY Ros Marcelo, Rom&nd
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Also try: See-through Matte Tint in Burn Wrap, P724, ROM&ND, Shopee

Step 3: Top it off with your favorite gloss! You can use a clear gloss to make your blush shade the star of the look, or a tinted one for an extra wash of color. I went for Issy & Co.'s Hydragloss in 911 for bit of a peachy shine.

perfect lip tiktok trend tutorial
PHOTO BY Ros Marcelo, Issy & Co.
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Hydragloss in 911, P299, ISSY & CO., Lazada

Finished Look

perfect lip tiktok trend tutorial
PHOTO BY Ros Marcelo

The technique makes for a clean, put-together look—you can see how it matches the rest of my makeup without overpowering my other features. Give this tip a try, and it could be the next trick that’ll spice up your everyday routine!

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