Glitter lips have become increasingly popular in recent years. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Rihanna have been spotted wearing them, and makeup artists such as Pat McGrath and Tom Ford have released limited-edition glitter lipsticks in their collections. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these products can be a little tricky to wear if you aren’t used to wearing bold and shiny colors.
First, you need to choose a lip color that will serve as your base. Use a nude shade if you plan on using a bright glitter color, or a darker lipstick if you’re going to use a clear or neutral glitter. Then, apply a layer of clear lip gloss over the top to help your glitter stay on longer.
Next, you need to apply a thin layer of your chosen glitter powder. Make sure you use professional makeup-grade glitter, and not craft glitter, because the latter tends to have thick clumps of glitter flakes that don’t look very flattering on the lips. Our top picks include a pink glitter, silver holographic glitter, and a set that comes with a pink, black, and holographic silver powder.
Lastly, finish off your glitter look by applying a light dusting of loose sparkles over the top of your lips. This will add even more bling to your lips, and make them glow like you’re a unicorn with wings. To avoid getting too much glitter on your skin, use a brush to lightly dust off any excess from your face and neck.