Glitter Lips: This Is Why You Have To Try This Super Hot Makeup Trend

Intro Deck: 

Like ruby slippers for your face, this is how to do red glitter lips - jewels included.


Glitter lips are SO hot right now, it’s insane.

Shimmying their way down SS17 runways everywhere, they’re the glitziest beauty trend to hit high fashion since Dolce’s embellished headphones.

Adding a serious hit of disco ball glam to DKNY’s edgy urban sportswear-inspired show and adorning Bella and Gigi’s pouts at Fendi’s candy-cute meets geometric futuristic show, glitter lips were officially everywhere. Don’t even get us started on Atelier Versace’s ruby slipper lips. We die.

On the beauty hunt for THE perfect red lipstick for you? Look no further...

Backstage Pat McGrath used her own Lust 004 glitter lip kit (if you haven’t checked it out yet, where have you been?!) which stormed Instagram with everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Naomi Campbell rocking the sparkletastic look.

Whilst it’s hard to dispute that a touch of glitter can improve just about anything, this trend did leave us with some initial reservations. Is a glittery lip too bold for a Saturday night in Soho? How does it even stay on? Will I end up with glitter floating in my cocktail?

Worry not - we’ve rounded up our top five lip glitters of the moment AND enlisted the help of make up aficionado Lisa Potter-Dixon for some expert application advice to now there's no reason not to get involved!



The Product: Topshop Lip Kit, in Clearly Misunderstood, £18

Good For: All you need in once place. This cute little tin includes a liquid lipstick, lip liner, lip mattifier and the glitter which can all be used individually as well!



The Product: Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in Yellow Gold, £4.59

Good For: Subtle shimmer. (And bedazzling on a budget.)



The Product: MAC Glitter in Lavender 3D, £16

Good For: Channeling your inner unicorn. It's glitter, it's lavender and it's holographic. Need we say more?




The Product: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter in Coffee, £11

Good For: Giving your 90's inspired brown lip a sparkly upgrade.



The Product: Glitter Lips in Sparkling Rosé, £12.50
Good For: The best range of colour options.


So, now you've got your shades sorted, our latest Beauty To Go video shows you just how to get your glitter on...


1. First things first, you need to line your lips and apply your lipstick base. For a deep ruby lip go for a dark metallic red, but for a brighter red try an orange toned lipstick and apply generously!

We used… MAC Lip Pencil in Beet and  Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Showgirl

2. Glitter needs glue. DON’T use PVA, a clear or red shimmery gloss will do the trick. Apply all over your lips.

We used... MAC Kabuki Magic Crystal Glaze Gloss

3. Take a pot of fine red glitter (ideally makeup glitter rather than craft glitter which can feel a little sharp!), dip your finger in to make it stick and dab onto your lips, starting in the centre.

We used... Violet Voss Super Sparkles in Rose Glitter

4. Take some ruby rhinestones and dip them into a tiny amount of eyelash glue. Place them in the centre of your lips, taking care not to get too close to the inside - you want to wear them, not eat them. 

We used... Hobbycraft Red Gemstones and Duo Striplash Adhesive in Clear 

5. Use tape to remove any glitter that’s gone astray and neaten up the edges of your snazzy pout.

And you’re done! The most fabulous perfect party glitter lips.

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