What's the "Cherry Cola" Lip Trend And Why Is TikTok Obsessed With It?

Move over, latte makeup.
by Leika Golez for Preview.ph   |  Aug 20, 2023
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/kyliejenner, Instagram/sabrinacarpenter
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It goes without saying that food-inspired beauty trends have been extremely popular on TikTok nowadays. We’ve got blueberry nails, glazed donut skin, chocolate brunette, and a whole lot more, but the makeup space has been particularly fixed on incorporating beverages into trendy looks. Besides the ever popular latte makeup, there’s another caffeine-inspired look that’s been making rounds on social media—and it’s a tad juicier, flirtier, and sweeter. 

Meet “cherry cola” lips, the latest beauty trend to dominate the #makeuptok block and your fave celebs’ Instagram feeds. Ahead, we discuss how everyone got obsessed with “cherry cola” lips and why you should be too! 

What Are “Cherry Cola” Lips? 

The coquette aesthetic has been big on social media lately thanks to pop star Lana Del Rey. When TikTok users try to recreate Lana’s signature juicy reddish brown pout, her song Cola is usually used as the video’s background music or referenced in the post’s caption. 

@isabellekategm cherry coke lips ???????? PRODUCTS: @makeupforever endless cacao liner  @Benefit Cosmetics UK benetint @Fenty Beauty ? Cola - <3

Since then, even non-Lana stans have been wearing the rich berry hues of a Coca Cola Cherry on their lips for an ultra-juicy pout. Apart from its deep tones and high-shine finish, the look is also characterized by dark overlined lips. In a nutshell, the trend is just a modernized take on the dark liner and light lipstick combo that defined the ‘90s. 



Beyond TikTok, international it-girls like Sabrina Carpenter, Kylie Jenner, and Hailey Bieber have been spotted rocking the bold pout. 


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Similarly, Jenna Ortega and Kendall Jenner tried out a natural, pared-down version of the trend. Perfect for low-key girls and makeup newbies! 




How to Recreate “Cherry Cola” Lips Trend 

Want to jump on the “cherry cola” lips bandwagon? It’s a lot easier than you think! Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process. 

1. Overline your lips with a brown lip liner that’s a bit darker than your natural lip liner. 

PHOTO BY Huda Beauty

Lip Contour 2.0, P1300, HUDA BEAUTY, Lazada

2. Apply a mahogany red lipstick or stain to the center of your lips. Make sure to blend it out with your finger to achieve that seamlessly flushed finish. 

PHOTO BY Chu Chu Beauty

Juicy Dew Tint In Deep Fig, P199, CHU CHU BEAUTY, Lazada


3. Finish with a plumping lip gloss in a deep reddish brown hue. 

PHOTO BY Fenty Beauty

Gloss Bomb Heat Lip Luminizer + Plumper in Hot Chocolit Heat, P1820, FENTY BEAUTY, Sephora


 *This story originally appeared on Preview.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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