Sofia Richie Makes a Convincing Case to Revive the Y2K Trend of Using Concealer as Lipstick

Sofia Richie brought back an early aughts makeup trick, in which you apply concealer to your lips to get what she called "this beautiful ombré lip combo."

By Alyssa Morin Oct 26, 2023 7:42 PMTags
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Sofia Richie Grainge's lips aren't sealed.

The model is known for inspiring some of the biggest beauty and fashion trends, so it's no surprise she's making a once-forgotten Y2K style major again. Earlier this month, she brought back an early aughts makeup trick, in which you apply concealer to your lips to create a matte ombré look.

"I want to show you the lip combo that I've been absolutely obsessed with for this fall," Sofia said in an Oct. 18 video. "It's a TikTok trend: Pumpkin spice. I'm here for it."

To start, the influencer applied two lip glosses from YSL Beauty (of note: the brand sponsored the video), first swiping the Rouge Volupté Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick in shade 14, a cocoa brown. After, she tapped on shade 15, a slightly lighter color than the first lipstick. 

Now, this is where the Y2K trend came into play.

"Last, but not least, I'm going to do the cherry on top, which is a tiny, tiny dot of concealer," she shared, dabbing the product in the center of her lips for a plumping effect. "And you get this beautiful ombré lip combo."

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge's Wedding Album

Many of the 25-year-old's fans raved over her nostalgic-inducing look.

As one follower put it, "Concealer lip is back: Millennial assemble," while another person quipped, "Cries in millennial."

Someone else cheekily wrote, "I did my time!!"

And while Sofia isn't afraid to experiment with her style, there are certain beauty rules her father Lionel Richie has advised her not to break.

"I get a lot of my beauty advice from my dad," she told Refinery29 in August. "It's been that way for my entire life...He gives me all his little hacks. He's my queen."

In fact, Sofia credited the legendary singer with giving her a skincare lesson before she tied the knot to Elliot Grainge in the South of France back in April.

"The night before my wedding, he was like, 'You're going to go to bed because nothing is going to cover up bags,'" Sofia recalled of her dad's wise words. "And I was like, 'You're right, queen, you're right.'"

She added, "If I have any skin issues, medical issues, hair issues, nail issues, he's my first call. He knows how to look great."

Now, the only person Sofia hasn't been able to influence? Her music executive husband. 

"You know what's crazy, is my husband doesn't put lotion all over his body," she revealed to the outlet. "And when we first started dating, I was like, 'I don't understand.' Get out of the shower and air dry...and then move on with your life? I just can't."

Elliot may be taking baby steps with his beauty routine, but there's no doubt the two clean up nice. Keep reading to revisit their fairytale wedding.

Bouquet Toss

Who will catch it?

Next to Wed?

We have a winner!

Feeling Fireworks

As seen on guest Tania Shroff's April 23 Instagram Story, the couple shared a smooch in front of an epic view on their special day.

Time to Dance

The bride danced to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" at the wedding after-party.

After-Party Look

Sofia rocked her third wedding style: A Chanel mini dress.

Nicole Richie

The bride's sister donned a black, one-shoulder gown at the wedding.

Nicole Richie

A back view of the star's dress at her sister's special day.

Marianna Hewitt

The beauty influencer shared a look at her attire for the occasion on her Instagram Story April 22 with the words, "Ready for the wedding."

Dreamy Dinner

The couple were spotted looking smitten at their rehearsal dinner before the big day.

Nicole Richie

The star shared this pic of herself at Sofia and Elliot's wedding rehearsal dinner on Instagram.

Pre-Wedding Style

Sofia appeared before her wedding in the South of France.

Pre-Wedding Bliss

Sofia and Elliot appeared together before their wedding.

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