TREND TAKEOUT: 5 REASONS TO LOVE A GLITTERY LIP
1. Your selfies will be lit—literally.
Of all the Instagram beauty trends out there (ahem, galaxy freckles, succulent nails), this one’s got the most star support. Shay Mitchell, Chrissy Teigen, Jaime King, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Chiara Ferragni, and Hailey Baldwin have all snapped themselves sporting disco-ball mouths, making for some major celeb spotting amongst the 70,000-plus #glitterlips posts. Add yours to the mix to get your followers double-tapping.
2. Consider it highlighter for your lips.
Mega-glowing skin continues its reign as our current complexion obsession, with strobing now a major part of our morning primp routines. A glitter lip is the most modern way to translate the trend for your pout. Like adding shimmer to the high planes of your face, sparkle on your lips will bounce light to define the area and draw attention to it. Bonus: The reflection also helps your lips look bigger.
3. The fashion crowd is backing it hard.
They say three’s a trend, and the Spring 2017 runways delivered a trio of glitter lips: in bubble-gum pink at Fendi, deep wine at DKNY and silver, mint and cobalt at Maison Margiela. The style squad is also catching on: Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath is one of the trend’s greatest purveyors and iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell sported a sparkly ruby set on the red carpet at the recent MTV VMAs.
4. It’s faster than a smoky eye.
Perfectly blended shadow looks killer for a night out, but requires serious time and skill (plus an arsenal of pro brushes). For high impact with way less work, the glitter lip delivers. Just slick a sparkly top coat over your favourite liquid lipstick. The best part? Touch-ups are as easy as applying lip gloss.
5. What could be a cooler way to relive your tweens?
Let’s be honest; those rollerball body glitters probably belong in our memories and #TBTs only, but that doesn’t mean all twinkling beauty products need to stay in the past. Feed your nostalgia with the celeb- and runway-approved trend, and hey, no judgment if you want to throw on “MMMBop” while you’re at it.