Honey Lips Are Trending On TikTok - Here's How To Get The Look

Honey-inspired looks are popular in the beauty world, between melting honey highlights and the iconic Clinique Black Honey Lipstick. Many makeup-loving TikTokers are taking the gooey and gold-toned honey inspiration even further with honey lips, using a combination of lip products — and sometimes gold eyeshadow — that makes their lips appear as soft and lickable as genuine honey.

If you want to see a stunning example of the trend, TikToker @makeup_zvr posted a video demonstrating how to achieve the honey-like lip look. The TikTok user started by lining the lips, then adding a shimmery gold product to lightly fill inside the lip liner and finishing the look with an ultra-moist-looking gloss. The results were warm, hyper-glossy, gold-looking lips that looked tastefully drenched in fresh honey. Once you break down each step in the process, anyone can achieve the honey lips look with no issues, and the technique allows for fun and unique creativity.

Start with lip liner

Many TikTokers start the honey lips trend by adding a soft, nude-ish liner, as you can watch in a video by TikToker @chizhmakeup. That warm, subtle lip liner will create a helpful frame for the gold "honey" while drawing attention to the shape of your lips and helping them look fuller. Whether you only add a touch of liner, carefully trace your lips, or overline is up to you, so do what you're comfortable with. Either way, you'll need a reliable nude lip liner to successfully achieve TikTok's beloved honey lips look.

One well-liked option is the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 16 Nude Beige, available for $6 at Sephora. The matte lip liner has four out of five stars with over 900 ratings. If you're a Selena Gomez fan willing to spend a little more, check out the Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Kind Words Lip Liner in Talented — True Neutral Beige. The vegan, cruelty-free matte liner has 4.5 stars, a 92% recommendation rate, and over 500 ratings. On the other hand, anyone looking for a more affordable option should look into the NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil, Long Lasting Creamy Lip Liner in Natural. This best-selling lip liner offers a satin finish and is available for only $4.96 on Amazon. Plus, it has 4.4 stars with more than 39,000 ratings.

Add the gold eyeshadow

Once you apply the nude lip liner and are happy with it, it's time for the fun part — creating the honey effect. One way to get the honey look is to put gold eyeshadow on your lips and coat them in gloss, as demonstrated in a TikTok video by CTZN Cosmetics. "Sometimes you can take a bit of eyeshadow and put a little in the center of the lip ... This technique definitely adds some dimension, but I actually like to spread it sheerly over the whole lip for some extra shine while making my lips look more full," Fatima Thomas, a MAC Cosmetics makeup artist, told POPSUGAR.

If you don't already have a high-quality gold eyeshadow, one option is the MAC Frost Eyeshadow in the If It Ain't Baroque. The item sells for $23 at Ulta with 4.7 stars, a 97% recommendation rate, and over 900 ratings. If you want a more affordable option with different gold variations to choose from, consider the Wet n Wild Color Icon 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Call Me Sunshine, selling for only $5.49 at Target. The gold eyeshadow palette has 4.6 stars with more than 200 ratings. Meanwhile, a reasonably-priced single gold shadow option is the best-selling L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Shadow, Eternal Sunshine. Available for $11 at Walmart, this gold shadow has 4.5 stars with over 400 reviews.

Remember the lip gloss

Don't forget your clear or nude gloss for the gooey look. One clear lip gloss to try is the Lip Gloss Cushiony Glassy Shine, available for $15 at Glossier with 4.3 stars and over 2,100 reviews. If you'd prefer to apply a nude lip gloss instead of clear over the gold eyeshadow to add to the warm, honey-inspired vibes, check out the best-selling NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss, Non-Sticky Lip Gloss – Madeleine (Mid-Tone Nude), available for only $5.97 on Amazon. It has 4.5 stars with over 100,000 ratings.

If you don't want to put eyeshadow on your lips, look for gold, honey-inspired lip gloss instead of gold eyeshadow. Try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Lip Gloss in Honey Kiss — in metallic honey gold — to fill in your liner. The honey-like lip product sells for $20 at Sephora and should make the application process faster and easier. Another option to help you skip the gold shadow step is the PAT McGRATH LABS LUST: Lip Gloss in Blitz Gold, It sells for $29 at Sephora with 4.6 stars and an 88% recommendation rate.