TREND TAKEOUT: GLITTER LIPS
If you’re like us and glued to your social media for a daily dose of beauty inspiration, chances are you've seen a pair of glitter lips, or two, or 40. The sparkly, disco-ball finish has taken over runways, the red carpet, and Instagram.
Never one to say no to a sprinkle (read: LOTS) of sparkle, we turned to two of our favourite Canadian beauty bloggers, Robyn Chalmers of Fashionista514 and Lauren Yavor of Lauren’s List, to experiment with different looks of this high-voltage trend. Read on to learn how to achieve their glittery (and so wearable) lip looks.
Robyn Chalmers (@Fashionista514)
“Looking to pack a little extra punch with your makeup look? Glitter lips don't have to be the fussy, messy, and unachievably high maintenance look you once thought they were. Self-expression through makeup has never been more liberal, making daring statement looks totally wearable outside the editorial world. Catch people off guard with a stunning nude glitter lip, subtly sparkly enough to rock at your next night out. Paired with a simple, smoky/lined eye, it's the perfect way to shine when the sun goes down.
It's also simpler to create and maintain than you might think. I used two products for this look: Lise Watier Ombré Velours Liquid Lipstick in Nude Kiss as my base, and Lise Watier Duo Shadow & Glitter in Taupe. I love the Lise Watier Ombré Velours lipsticks for their matte comfort finish—if you don't like drying lip products this one is absolutely worth considering (with an exceptional shade range)! It also lays down the perfect foundation for glitter lips as it doesn't completely dry down.
Once you've got your lipstick on, pat a lip brush gently on your lips to get a bit of product to grip the glitter when you dip in. Once you have glitter on your brush, tap off the excess to avoid fallout, and pack the shine on with small taps. More is more, so take your time and make sure you have even amounts to avoid patchiness (don't forget your lip liner to keep that lipstick from peeking through!).
Be sure to pack your Duo Shadow & Glitter for touch ups (no lipstick needed; The cream shadow included with the glitter makes for the perfect matching base that won't dull down that sparkle when re-applied.) It's that simple! Let the compliments commence!”
Lauren Yavor (@laurenslist)
“Bold, sparkly lips are such a huge beauty trend this spring. I was inspired by the glitter lips worn by Gigi Hadid on the Fendi SS’17 runway in Milan and knew that I had to re-create a similar look—ASAP.
Exfoliating and priming your lips are two key first steps to achieving flawless glitter coverage with zero fallout. Following that, I lined and filled in my lips using Stila’s Stay All Day Lip Liner in Pink Moscato.
Next, I used two coats of Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in ‘Smoldering Satin’ for this look. Remember, cosmetic-grade glitter is a MUST on your lips.
As a final step, it helps to stick your finger in your mouth and slowly pull it out to ensure that no glitter remains inside your lips or on your teeth.”