Is "The Crying Lip" Beauty's Next Big Trend?

by Catie Keck

That soft, weary look you get after a good fit of tears is now a sought after beauty trend. Into the Gloss has dubbed the glow of your pouty puckers “the crying lip.” While there’s a whole beat of beauty blogs offering tips on how to cure yourself of those flushed cheeks and puffy under eyes, Into the Gloss say embrace your post-weeping appearance. After all, isn’t a pink lip a mark of beauty we shell out hundreds of dollars trying to master with gloss and lipstick? Has the secret been lying in wait this whole time?

“Have you ever cried in your car, or wherever, and happen to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and notice how pretty you look?” writes Into the Gloss. “Your eye color is suddenly translucent, cheeks are flushed, there is soft rosy halo around your lash line, and your lips...your lips deepen as blood rushes through them and creates a beautiful, tragic look.” Beautifully tragic. Tragically beautiful. Same difference, really.The best part, they say, is that no actual crying is required to attain the look. “This lip happens to work well for day or evening and doesn't require you to cry!” they write. Basically, the crying lip is a just a muted rouge achieved mostly by smoothing the color. But they add that it needn’t be done exclusively with red — the crying lip knows a rainbow of variety.“I can't wait for you to try the crying lip,” writes Into the Gloss. “It's so beautiful, it will bring you to tears.” We couldn’t agree more, so we pulled together the top three celebrities who make the crying lip a look to envy. Be sure to head over here to read the full blog tutorial when you’re done.

Laura Dern

Note the subtle peach, a shade similar to Dern's natural hue.

Kristen Wiig

A softer pink is best with lighter skin tones. Kristen does it like a pro.

Kim Kardashian

No one wears the crying lip better than expert weeper Kim Kardashian. For more of Kim Kardashian rocking the look, head here.

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