In the world of beauty, nothing is too unconventional. Even if it starts out as a joke, chances are it’ll still take the internet by storm. From pastel braids to feathered eyebrows, current styles prove that the body is a fantastic canvas for unique forms of self expression. Building on this is one of the latest makeup trends that’s taking over Instagram—and it’s creatively stone cold. Known as “marble lips,” women are painting their pouts with swirling combinations that look like they’re part of a statue.
Marble lips are definitely an unusual lipstick trend, but each iteration boasts an awe-inspiring appearance. So, it’s no surprise that it’s gained a lot of attention from people who want to try it themselves. Although this impeccable precision looks difficult to achieve, it’s easier than you might think. Beauty vlogger @Kristianathe created a step-by-step video on how to turn your lips into stone. Basically, you need a few different colors of lipstick, tiny makeup brushes, and eyeliner—plus a steady hand in order to convincingly mimic the look of marble.
While we typically imagine marble as a white and gray color combination, this lipstick trend gives you the freedom to experiment with vibrant hues. Check out the creative possibilities, below.