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Get the Iconic Glitter Lip With These Expert Tips

Introduction

Glitter can be really daunting to work with. Firstly, it doesn’t get off. It just doesn’t! It could be a couple of weeks down the road and you’ll still find glitter on you. Lipstick can be such a disruption as well — it’s hard to go an entire day without having to reapply your lipstick or rub off its stains on your teeth. This is why when you put glitter and lipstick together, many people shy away from it.

But hey, if you love making a statement and experimenting with your makeup, why let that stop you? It may sound like an exclusive makeup look only famous people get the privilege to wear, but everyone deserves a shiny lip moment of their own. Whether you’re attending a costume party or having a fun photo shoot with your friends, a glitter lip will always up the ante. With the right application techniques and products, you could easily turn that glittery frown upside down. Contrary to popular belief, the right glitter products can be very easy to work with and won’t feel like crusty debris on your lips. As long as you prep your lips, use the right type of glitter and application tools, you’ll be fine. In this article, we share some of our favorite tips to achieve glitter lips like a pro makeup artist. Let’s get started!

Prime Your Lips

Just like your face, priming your lips helps the longevity and vibrancy of your product. Plus, it makes applications so much more seamless. When it comes to priming your lips, exfoliating them and keeping them moisturized is the go. You can either use sugar lip scrubs that are edible or use your toothbrush to gently get rid of dead skin cells. Alternatively, you can dampen a warm cloth to rub the exfoliating product of your choice on your lips. Once you’re done with exfoliation, pat dry with a clean cloth. Finish off the prep with a generous amount of lip balm to ensure your lips retain the moisture it needs all day.

Milani Rose Butter Lip Mask

Achieve softer lips with this lip mask that is infused with Rose Oil, Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and reparation; leaving you with smoother, kissable lips.

$9.99

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir

Besides volumizing your lips, this elixir is enriched with Alpine Rose and Hyaluronic Acid to create a hydration barrier and nourish your lips for a glossy finish; plus, it is entirely non-sticky.

$40.00

BH Cosmetics Glitter Collection

Available in seven shades, you’ll have free reign to create any glitter lip you want with this loose glitter makeup that has high-shine and a shimmering effect that is sure to turn heads.

$8.00


All About That Base

Without a strong base, buildings topple and fall. It’s the same thing with glitter. Without a base, it will not stick to your lips for a long time. Choose your desired lipstick shade, and apply lip gloss for better glitter adhesive. It doesn’t matter what finish your lipstick is, but if you want to skip the gloss, opt for one with a cream finish. If you plan to use clear glitter, make sure your lipstick base is the statement piece. Many also opt to choose a glitter that matches the color of their lipstick base to create layers of texture. Alternatively, you can also use complementary colors like purple lipstick with yellow or gold glitters.

If you’re wondering what type of glitter makeup products you should get, check out the leading makeup brands that have glitter lip toppers, metallic shades, and many more products that make glitter lips accessible for everyone to use. If glitters seem too daunting, you can always try out lipsticks that already have a glitter or shimmer component to them to achieve the same look.

Use the Right Stuff

It is important that you don’t use any type of glitter. Only use makeup-grade glitter that is safe to use on your face. The glitter you find in typical arts and crafts stores can cause microtears on your skin and make it very painful to remove. What you need is glitter made by makeup brands. Most of the time, they’re already formulated with a clear gel for easy application. If not, they usually are packaged in a small container and can be used for many purposes like eyeshadow or lipstick. The finer the glitter, the less clumpy it will appear on your lips.

Additionally, you should be equipped with makeup tools like a medium blending brush. Dampen your brush with water or setting spray, and pat the glitter onto your lips. Do not drag the product or attempt to blend it, as this can ruin your lipstick base. For better pigment, stick to a patting motion to really pack in the glitter. Some beauty influencers even use lash glue to line their lips to ensure they won’t budge throughout the day. To avoid the excess glitter from falling out on everything else, you can do your makeup above a large towel cloth to catch the debris.

For the look, you can choose to apply the glitter in one coat all over the base. Alternatively, you can also try a loose application for a subtle shimmer or apply at the center of your pout for an ombré look. Get creative with it!

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Glitter Palette

Formulated with a smooth cream texture and easy to apply, this palette promises long-lasting shimmer and brilliance; be it on your eyes, lips or body, this is sure to make your look pop!

$4.49

Smashbox Lip Brush

Craft the ideal lip look with this flat-paddled, dense brush that is made with high-tech synthetic fibres. It works to define, blend and layer all your lip products to achieve that ideal look.

$20.00

COVER | FX Power Play Concealer

Crease-proof and transfer-proof, this concealer provides 16-hours of full coverage. It is effective in hiding imperfections as well as fine lines. 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

$30.00


Cleaning Up

It may still look a little rough around the edges, but it’s nothing a little concealer can’t fix. To accentuate the shape of your lips, blend in concealer to smooth outlines. Because you’re working with glitter, you will most definitely have fallout around your mouth. You can either use a clean brush to sweep the excess fallout away or grab some sticky tape to pick up as much of them as possible without sweeping them onto other parts of your body.

In fact, using tape can come in handy at the end of the day when you need to remove your makeup. Simply press the tape upon your lips to extract the top layer of glitter, where most of it should come off. After that, use a cotton pad with your makeup remover to remove the rest of your lipstick. Some have sworn by using an oil-based makeup remover to gently remove glitter from their face without excessively drying out the skin.

Conclusion

Remember, no one is ever too old for glitter. We absolutely love that this is a trending look in the beauty community. For safety measures, it’s normal to accidentally ingest a little bit of glitter throughout the day, but do avoid ingesting large quantities of glitter. We hope that we have inspired your next makeup look and that you go on to inspire others too. Have a shimmering and splendid time!

Recommended Products

No. ProductPriceBuy
1Milani Rose Butter Lip Mask

Achieve softer lips with this lip mask that is infused with Rose Oil, Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and reparation.
$9.99Shop
2Charlotte Tilbury Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir

Besides volumizing your lips, this elixir is enriched with Alpine Rose and Hyaluronic Acid to create a hydration barrier.
$40Shop
3BH Cosmetics Glitter Collection

Available in seven shades, you’ll have free reign to create any glitter lip you want with this loose glitter makeup that has high-shine.
$8Shop
4Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Glitter Palette

Formulated with a smooth cream texture and easy to apply, this palette promises long-lasting shimmer and brilliance anywhere on your body.
$4.49Shop
5Smashbox Lip Brush

Craft the ideal lip look with this flat-paddled, dense brush that is made with high-tech synthetic fibres. It works to define and blend.
$20Shop
6COVER | FX Power Play Concealer

Crease-proof and transfer-proof, this concealer provides 16-hours of full coverage. It is effective in hiding imperfections and fine lines.
$30Shop

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