Did Sofia Richie Grainge just make concealer lips cool again?

We wish we were joking

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / October 22 2023

Sofia Richie Grainge has become a cultural tastemaker in the last few years, but for the first time we’re questioning her judgement.

In a recent TikTok video, Richie Grainge dropped her favourite lip colour combo, which included two shades of lipstick and concealer. Yep, you read that right, she’s trying to revitalise the concealer lips trend of the ‘00s.

For anyone who’s too young to remember, concealer lips were a very popular lip makeup trend. It was especially beloved by high school students and members of the Jersey Shore cast. 

The makeup technique aimed to cancel out any natural lip colour to create a uniform skin-coloured base, and at the time, we all thought we looked great and had finally found the perfect nude lip shade. But in reality, concealer lips flattened any potential plumpness and made our pouts look miniscule, dry and crusty. 

In theory, concealer lips are the antithesis to the plush lip trends we’ve grown accustomed to in 2023, which is why we were so surprised to see Richie Grainge dab concealer onto her lips as the “cherry on top” of the lip combo she’s been “obsessed” with lately. 

“I saw it on TikTok. It's a TikTok trend for pumpkin spice and I'm here for it,” she said in the video. First, she lightly dabbed the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Candy Glaze Lipstick ($67 at Sephora) in shades 14 and 15 onto her lips. “They are absolutely stunning,” she explained in the clip. “They are so hydrating, they're so lightweight, [and] they're easy to carry around.”

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Candy Glaze Lipstick in ‘14’

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Candy Glaze Lipstick in ‘15’

“Last but not least, I'm gonna do the cherry on top, which is a tiny, tiny dot of concealer,” she said. “Just gonna put that right in the centre and you get this beautiful ombre lip combo.

Not as traumatised as us by concealer lips? Check out the full tutorial below:

@sofiarichiegrainge Love @YSL Beauty Candy Glaze - soo glossy and hydrating #YSLBeautyPartner ♬ original sound - Sofia Richie Grainge

That’s not the only lip product she swears by, she’s “clinically obsessed” with this lip balm

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).