People on the internet are shookt over the #LollipopLips lipstick trend

March 06th, 2017

Is it time to say goodbye to the matte lipstick trend? MAC Cosmetics, a cult favorite among beauty enthusiasts, recently debuted their latest lipstick trend which they call “lollipop lips.”

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Lollipop lips at @preenbythorntonbregazzi by @thevalgarland. 🍭 Click the link in our bio to shop this post: Lip Pencil in Ruby Woo, Lipmix in Red, #MACRetroMatte Liquid Lipstick in Fashion Legacy, and Lipglass in Clear. #MACShop #MACBackstage #LFW #AW17 #LiquidLipstick

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This particular look that was featured on MAC’s Instagram account and worn by models in some of the most recent fashion shows, was created using MAC’s Lip Pencil in Ruby Woo, Lipmix in Red, MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Fashion Legacy, and Lipglass in Clear.

Judging from most photos found online, it should be easy to recreate this look – just put on your favorite lipstick, top it off with gloss, and smear it around your mouth.

While it’s not clear whether this look is only meant to be worn on the runway or not, it seems a lot of people are not crazy about this new trend. And they weren’t shy to let their thoughts out on social media, as evident in the posts below:


Uhm, is it supposed to be smeared that far?

When I see/try the new #lollipoplips #makeup #trend #fail pic.twitter.com/G8nQJtwAfE

— Jess G (@envyvenus) March 6, 2017

The Master rocked #lollipoplips before the runway #Buffy pic.twitter.com/daxl0GAsAV

— Rina Reynolds (@mcgiya) March 3, 2017

Did someone say #LollipopLips pic.twitter.com/KMBKDKpUuh

— Lorde News Daily (@GothSiren) March 6, 2017


Jabee does not approve!

Ronald McDonald wore it better. #LollipopLips pic.twitter.com/mivj2YeScn

— Tia 💊💊💊 (@PornoOnMute) March 6, 2017


You guys, windburn sucks.

"When you lick your chapped lips too much in cold weather"#LollipopLips pic.twitter.com/aGibCbLq6e

— Tia 💊💊💊 (@PornoOnMute) March 6, 2017


Others say it looks like someone just had a hot “makeout session with a vacuum cleaner.”

@girlposts Why would anyone want to look like they'd had a particularly heated makeout session with a vacuum cleaner?

— Emma Clark (@seremdipitous) March 2, 2017

Spot on, Emma.


Some have also pointed out that the trend makes women look like they’re having a really bad case of cold sore.

If you wanna look like you have a cold sore around your entire mouth area, then yeah definitely try #lollipoplips pic.twitter.com/tVrhtUV0UL

— M.M. (@mattebleue) March 6, 2017


Raise your hands if you thought of this, too:

Stop making #lollipoplips a thing. Lollipop lips are how we looked putting on our mother's lipstick at 5 years old. Stop.

— Maria Perez (@CinnammmMaria) March 5, 2017


However, some girls seem to like (and rock!) the trend:

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What are your thoughts about the #lollipoplips trend? . . . #makeup #makeuplover #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie #mua #motd #makeupoftheday #lipstick #diffusedlip #sephora #hmua

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🆒 Square eyes 🆒 Eyes: @sugarpill @maddame__ Lips: @limecrimemakeup @jeffreestarcosmetics Face: @illamasqua @anastasiabeverlyhills – – – – #sugarpill #makeup #jeffreestarcosmetics #kawaii #harajukufashion #japanesefashion #alternative #altgirl #pink #clown #clowpunk #superlovers #arcticfoxhaircolor #lollipoplips #smudgedlipstick #glitter #limecrimestrip #pinklips #limecrime #pale #neonmakeup #graphicmakeup #avantgardemakeup

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In conclusion—this trend is basically not for everyone. It takes a certain level of coolness and ~*FaShzYowN*~ to rock this look. I, myself, tried it for the sake of objective writing. Unfortunately, I did end up looking like I spent way too much time in Baguio during the coldest of seasons, with no lip balm to protect my lips from excessive chapping.

So…#LollipopLips – is it yay or nay?

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