The 90s 'Supermodel Lip' is making a huge comeback - just ask Addison Rae and Lizzo

Here's how to serve up that 90s beauty mood.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 13: In this image released on March 13, Addison Rae attends Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2021 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/KCA2021/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
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Beauty has certainly been feeding our appetite for nostalgia of late, no more so than with the return of the 90s 'supermodel lip'. And as much as we loved it on Winona and Drew at the time, the latest update is more wearable and, dare we say it, a little less dark and scary.

For those of you too young to remember a baby Kate Moss sporting this lipliner trend and a beat up leather jacket, let us explain. TikTok may think it created overlined lips (check out this hack for bigger lips) but that trend went mainstream at the same time as brown lip liner - in other words, circa 1997.

The 90s 'supermodel lip' was an almost dark ring of liner, applied in a single fell swoop without blending. And then there's the 2020s update: still ringing around the upper and lower lips with brown liner (drawing slightly outside your lipline if you so choose) but then diffusing the deeper shade into your lipstick to make it look less contrived.

Alternatively, fill in the entire lip with liner that is two or three shades deeper than your actual lip colour and top with gloss for a light-reflective sheen.

In case you needed any further proof: Megan Thee Stallion and Lizzo both rocked the look at the Grammys 2021.

While Addison Rae and Kylie Jenner have made the all-new 90s supermodel lip a signature look.

Wondering how to recreate the look? Bella Hadid recently posted a throwback beauty video from Jen Atkin’s Insta archives, which shows makeup artist Mary Phillips tracing a nude brown line around her lips. 

Exaggerating Bella’s natural lip shape with what appears to be Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Supersize Me, Phillips carefully over-lines by pushing the pencil just outside Bella's lipliner and then really working it around the Cupid’s bow.

Anyone else ready to get their lipliner out and play?