OK, everyone: Glitter lips are officially a thing. Thanks to legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, the phrase "sparks fly" should now be "sparkles fly" when we're talking about kissing. Her LUST 004 lip kit, which is the ultimate product fort creating perfectly sequined lips (move over, Kylie Jenner), has brought the glitter lip trend to countless celebs Instagrams, the VMA red carpet, and, most recently, the DKNY SS17 runway. Since it's officially a trend (pro trip: if you spot it three times, it's a trend), you must be wondering: How can you get glitter lips at home?
Because McGrath's lip kits are so beyond amazing, they're sadly almost completely sold out online and probably won't be available much longer — cue my Kim Kardashian-esque ugly cry face. So unless you order yours soon, you'll miss out on the unparalleled pleasure that comes with unwrapping a package filled with glitter, which makes the lip kits $60 price tag well worth it (Take it from me — it's a high like you've never felt before.)
Luckily, though, just because Ms. Mcgrath happens to be the glitter lip queen doesn't mean that she has free reign over the trend (sorry, I had to).
Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Everything, $150, Sephora.com
Here's exactly what you need to do to get this celebrity-and-designer-approved look at home to glitz up all of your future selfies.
1. Gloss Your Lips
MAC Cremshene Glass in "Enchanter," $21, MACCosmetics.com
Pick a gloss in the same color as the glittery look you want to achieve — the more similar in color the gloss is to the actual glitter, the thicker the look will appear. For example, if you want a vampy red sparkle a-la-DKNY runway, choose a vampy red gloss, like this one from MAC. Put on one coat, blot with a tissue, then reapply. Make sure the gloss isn't of the matte drying variety, because you'll need it to stay sticky for long enough to adhere to the glitter.
2. Get Your Brush Ready
Bite Beauty Lip Brush, $20, Sephora.com
There are a few different tools you can use for this part of the glam process. A regular lip brush, a (clean!) eyeshadow brush, or a Q-tip will all give you pretty much the same result. Dampen the tool with water to make sure the glitter will adhere to it when you're ready to apply.
3. Glitz It Up, Baby!
Lit Cosmetics Holographic Glitter Pigment, $16, BeautyLish.com
Now for the funnnn part — dip that wet brush in your pot of glitter and go nuts! Choose makeup-grade glitter (so, not the same kind you used for art projects when you were 6 years old) and using your brush tool, dab the product onto your lips starting from the middle and working your way toward the outer edges.
4. Banish The Excess
E.L.F. Bronzer Brush, $2, Target.com
Using a clean, dry brush, dust any un-stuck glitter off of your lips, and stick your finger in your mouth to get rid of any sparkly little specs trying to stick to your teeth.
5. Get Ready To Swallow Glitter All Day
Whatever. It's worth it.
Get your glitter on, girls and boys!
Images: Courtesy of Brands; PatMcGrathReal/Instagram