Although Pat McGrath Lip Kits have long been sold out, the glitter lip is a trend that’s not going anywhere. The good news is you don’t have to have one of her lip kits in order to achieve those sparkly lips. Here are some ideas for lips in oxblood, red, or something a little lighter:
You can add a little or a lot of the glitter depending on what you like. I used Make up For Ever’s Glitter in Red, which was perfect. I added the glitter more towards the center of my lips and it created the most amazing ombre effect. The pictures don’t do this look justice . . . it is seriously my favorite lip look ever. The glitter catches the light at different angles for the prettiest effect. It doesn’t feel awful and chunky on your lips either because the glitter is so fine (something I was skeptical about).
You can wear gloss over the lipstick alone or over the lipstick and glitter (which I did in the photo above). The gloss is super shiny and actually tones down the glitter a bit. You can still get a hint of sparkle without being too over the top.
1. Start with a red lip.
Wearing: MAC Red Lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’
You can do the same thing with different color lipsticks to get different results.
This is the same color glitter that I used with the oxblood.
3. Add Gloss
I added a little gold shadow on my lids but kept the focus on the lips.
This is my hands-down favorite new lip look (of all time, maybe) and will be perfect for Holiday 2016.
If you want to dip your toe into the glitter trend but aren’t sure about full-on glitter, try a shimmery lipstick like Buxom Shimmer Shock Lip Stick in Thunderbolt. It’s still a fun and festive look for the holidays.