Hiding From Love? Why Are People Filling In Their Cupid's Bow?
When it comes to beauty trends, we love that they’re constantly changing, giving RBL babes lots of fun ways to express themselves with makeup and fashion. One trend we’re starting to see more and more of is a little unexpected: people filling in their Cupid’s bow! We’ve only just mastered the wing tip eyeliner trend, but now it’s all about the lips.
What is a Cupid’s bow, you might ask? You might not be familiar with the term, but you definitely know what we’re talking about – it’s a distinct feature many people have on their upper lip. It’s made up of two points just below the nose, creating a ‘V’ shape that points down towards the bottom lip.
This shape is said to resemble the bow of Cupid, who was the ancient Roman god of love – if he struck you with his bow and arrow, love was sure to be coming your way! But if that’s true, exactly why are womxn ditching the Cupid’s bow?
If you’re ready for a new lip fad and wondering “Can I fill in my Cupid’s bow easily?”, here’s everything you need to know about the Cupid’s bow lip trend taking social media by storm.
Why are people filling in their Cupid's bow?
Okay, so first things first: why exactly would someone want to get rid of their Cupid’s bow? The main reason is to look younger! Many fashion-forward gals are loving the full, pouty lip trend at the moment (we’re looking at you, Kylie Jenner), and are wanting to create youthful, full lips.
To achieve this, they’re ditching the angular look of the Cupid’s bow for a softer look. By filling in the skin above the Cupid’s bow, you can create the illusion of a larger, fuller top lip, giving you that sultry pout loved by Hollywood at the moment.
In addition to looking younger, some babes just love to experiment with their look and prefer the rounded top lip over an angular one. Or, if you just don’t like the look of your Cupid’s bow and want to do away with it, that’s fine too! There’s no right or wrong way to have fun with makeup, and we encourage you to wear your lipstick however you damn well please.
How can I try out the Cupid's bow lip trend?
So how do you change your Cupid's bow, exactly?! We got you – here at RBL, we’re always happy to test out the latest makeup and beauty trends to share with you.
Here are a few ways you can experiment with the look of your lips and say goodbye to your Cupid’s bow!
Overdraw your lips
The easiest way to jump on board the no Cupid’s bow trend is to overdraw your lips, filling in the space between the two peaks on your top lip.
To do this, you’ll want to use lip liner and lipstick. While you can use any products you have and love, we recommend using matte colors, as shiny, glossy lipsticks don’t tend to stay in place as well – you don’t want to border on clown territory, so you definitely want to use lip products that will stay where you put them.
The key to success with this is being subtle. If you add lip liner way past the edges of your lips, it’s not going to look natural. Instead, use your liner to gently extend the outline of your top and bottom lip. Then, draw a line across both peaks of your cupid’s bow.
You’ll then apply lipstick to your lips, covering all of your lip to the edges of your lip liner. Next, blend the liner and lipstick together. This is key to a gorgeous, natural look – if done correctly, it won’t be obvious to anyone that you’ve overdrawn your lips.
Look for long-lasting lip products, so your look persists all day, even while you eat and drink. You might want to start by checking out lipsticks from some of these amazing beauty brands.
The key to this trend is practice, so it may take a few tries until you get the look just right.
Another, more permanent way to fill in your Cupid’s bow is with lip fillers. These are becoming more and more popular and are a type of cosmetic enhancement that a doctor injects into your lips, making them look larger for around 6–12 months.
Using filler, a doctor can fill in your top lip, getting it that curved, fuller look. If you’re going to go down this route, we’re all for it, as cosmetic enhancements can be an awesome way to express yourself! However, we’re begging you – do plenty of research first to find the right cosmetic salon.
Cosmetic fillers can be expensive, and they also need to be injected only by a trained, licensed professional. Otherwise, your health could be at risk. Read plenty of reviews before deciding on a cosmetic clinic.
Also, be sure to find a doctor who suits your style and has experience with injecting Cupid’s bows. You want to be happy with your results, so you need a medical professional who gets what you’re trying to achieve. Yes, the process can be a bit painful, but it’s over fast and can create immediate results, giving you the fuller lips you’ve always wanted.
If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of Cupid's bow, we hope this guide can help! With the tips above, it should be easy to try out the trend for yourself. If you love it, awesome – go out and rock your sexy new lips with pride. Or, if you love your lips the way they are, Cupid’s bow and all, that’s awesome too!