2022 is all about these Five Lip Makeup Trends

It’s a lit scene in the lip makeup department in 2022. The iconic 90s have barged into the year with no prior warning. Bold lipstick shades are getting the shy ones out of their comfort zone. K-beauty trends are pushing the boundaries of lip makeup. Mattes are still reigning the scene, with minimal nudes being the queen bee of all lip trends.

All we can say is that it’s a wonderful time to be alive. There’s a treat for both team Minimalist and team Blingy. And if you want, you can change your team also! Because these fabulous lip makeup trends in 2022 will surely get you into an experimental mode.

Never a Dull Day with Nudes

Alia Bhatt went all out with nude lips on her D-day and proved why nude makeup will always be relevant - be it for a casual luncheon or a big fat Indian wedding. Nothing makes you look effortlessly radiant more than nude lipsticks. Matching nude shades with your skin tone is the trick to ace this lip makeup trend. Light skin tones can work with nude lipstick with pink undertones like Do Me Darling from our Sinful Matte Lipcolor Range. While Hickey with beige undertones will get a medium-toned skin that chic, barely-there look. If you have deep skin, you can raise the temperatures with a nude lip shade with brown undertones like Corset.

Kiss Stars & Shimmer

As the whimsical 90s make a comeback with shimmers, it’s time to think beyond lids. Paint your lips all shades of fantasy with sparkling & shimmery lipstick shades. If you are feeling shy to try this lip makeup trend, start with Starry Flip Lipcolor in the Out and About shade, which is the perfect nude shimmery lip color for all skin tones. And once you get used to all the shimmer fest, go all out with a bright shade like Hot as Hell and show ‘em who is the star. Just press your lips together after applying this liquid lipstick. And there you get to ace 2022 with a sparkling matte finish.

Don’t Dull my Gloss

There’s Jahnvi Kapoor and Alexa Demie unleashing the badass energy with plump and glossy lips, and it’s time to reclaim this yet another lip makeup trend from the 90s. A snatched black eyeliner or smokey eye look coupled with lusciously glossy lips is what sultry vibes are made of. Remember to prep your lips properly and line them with a brown lip liner. Go for our Creme Me as I Am Lip Color in the shade Donna and apply it the way you apply your normal lipstick. And if you were worrying about this lip color vanishing after a few hours of application, then stop now, for our glossy lipstick is fade-proof and smudge-proof.

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Be a Boss with Bold Mattes

Like we said earlier, matte lips are still reigning in 2022, and this lip trend is bolder than ever before. With the ‘stay-at-home’ phase waning at the moment, everyone is going all out with their matte lip colors. Bold shades like reds, dark browns, wines, and plums are coming out of the closet now. However, chapped and dry lips are a big no when it comes to sporting the matte lip makeup trend. So remember to give your lips a nice prep to make them look all supple and soft. Then coat them with Power Kiss Matte Transferproof Lip Color in the shade Showdown, which is a deep plum lip shade. However, if you are more of a solid lipstick person, then Sinful Matte Lipstick in the shade Naked will amp up the ‘bold’ quotient.

Glass Skin & Gradient Lips

Trust K-beauty trends for making us look like luminous beings. Another of its gifts to the beauty world is the Gradient Lip makeup trend that makes you look like you just sucked on a lollipop. A common look sported by K-pop idols, the gradient lip makeup creates a faded, ombre-like effect. Dab some concealer on your lips and use a pinkish nude lip color all over your lips. Then take our Kiss Proof Gel Lipcolor in the shade Steamy and dot it on the center of your lips. This glossy lipstick also works as a tint and, therefore, is perfect for getting the gradient look. Blend out this color with the nude shade using your fingers until you achieve a diffused look. Team it up with dewy skin, and ace 2022 the K-beauty way.


Ace the remaining months in 2022 with these lip makeup trends. Buy your favorite lipsticks only at Colorbar Cosmetics and pull off each look with aplomb. Go nude, bold, shimmery, gradient, or glossy. Be whoever you want to be!