Ah, glitter lips. Thanks to neverending inspiration from the hottest runways, celebs like Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, and Gigi Hadid, and the world’s latest fascination with all things unicorn, makeup junkies cannot get enough of this trend. While it may not be our go-to for a day in the office, we can’t deny that the trend has a playful and irresistible appeal. Not to mention, it makes for one ultra-glamorous selfie.
For our big Trend Testers debut, we decided to give to give this bold look a try. And we were surprised to find how simple it is to achieve. To recreate this look our resident “glitter lover” Lucy first swiped on a layer of Sephora Collection Colorful Gloss Balm in Balm Diggity, and then gently patted on Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder in Champagne onto her lips using a lip brush. Aside from the simple application, our trend investigator also found it to be pleasantly comfortable (even kissproof, kind of), and was appeased that she didn’t have glitter dripping from her face as she expected.
While the OG Pat McGrath Lip Kits, which helped popularize this trend may no longer be available, thanks to the influx of sparkle-filled products there are tons of ways to recreate this look. Check out some of our favorite shimmery options below.
Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick
After breaking the internet, Kat Von D's new glitter babies are finally available! Just one swipe of this long-wear lipstick leaves a mezmerizing wash of glittery pigment on your lips.
Sephora Collection Colorful Gloss Balm
Use this moisturizing gloss as a primer to ensure that your glitter will stay put all day long.
Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder
Use a brush to gently dab this shimmering powder onto glossy lips.
NYX Face and Body Glitter Brilliants
Whether you prime lips with a balm or lipstick, you can bet that finely milled body glitter will stay in place.
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat
This quick-drying top coat comes in 12 fun holographic shades. Simply apply on top of your lipstick for an intergalactic effect.
Stila Glitterati Top Coat
One swipe of this matte multi-colored lip top coat adds a fun festive touch of sparkle to any look.
A few dabs of this gel on your lips will leave those around you mesmerized.
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