Unless you don't use this thing called the internet, chances are you've seen shiny, glitter-pressed mouths on your social-media feeds over the past few months. Thanks to makeup artist Pat McGrath, who unveiled her Lust 004 lip kits to the world through a sequence of celeb-filled, glitter-coated Instagram posts — you could say I (and the beauty junkies of the web) became obsessed. But here's the thing: as fun as sparkly, disco-ball lips are, I was never willing to pay $60 dollars for a kit that I'd end up using twice. So instead, I lived vicariously through Bella Hadid, Shay Mitchell, and every other celebrity that rocked glitter lips, also known as the most iconic lip of 2016.
Prepping Is Key
You'll want to nourish your lips with some kind of conditioner before layering on a butt-load of glitter. Angel used the Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer which contains vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil to guarantee all-day moisture. (It's also one of the products included in the fall Beautycon box.)
Line Those Lips
Apply Liquid Lipstick
It's important to use liquid lipstck in order to pull this off. Angel used the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in In Demand. It's infused with a primer oil complex that gives lips a smooth, nondrying finish. And the shape of the applicator guarantees precision.
Add Some More Shine...
To tie the look together, dust a little highlighter to the high points of your cheeks, the bridge and tip of your nose, your brow bone, and your Cupid's bow. Angel used a highlighter from his own personal line called Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Gold Digger.
And that's it. Now go on and experiment with your newfound glitter-lipped wisdom!
And of course, cheers to my glittery guardian Angel!
Images: Lauren Perlstein