Glitter Lips: the perfect party pout

December 21st, 2010

Glitter lip

The Glitter Lips look was inspired by the Givenchy Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2010–11 fashion show. The models made a statement on the catwalk with their edgy outfits and sparkly red mouths.

This look has a distinctive party vibe about it, which makes it perfect for Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve!

To recreate it, watch the video tutorial and follow the step-by-step instructions below.

The instructions!

Glitter Lips

1. To help your lip makeup last longer, begin by blending a small amount of concealer or foundation over the edge of your lips with your fingertip.

2. To create a sharp lip contour and prevent your lipstick bleeding, outline your lips with a lip pencil. Start in the middle of the top lip, and using small, short strokes, work outward to the corners. Then, using the same technique described above, line the lower lip.

3. For a precise application, paint on your lipstick with a lip brush. Applying lipstick with a lip brush, as opposed to directly from the bullet, gives you greater control along the curves of the lips. Accuracy is important when you are using bright/dark pigments, because they are not as forgiving as natural shades and flaws are more obvious.

4. It’s glitter o’clock!

(a) Decant some glitter glue onto a mixing tray (or similar).

(b) Immerse the tip of an art brush in the glitter glue.

(c) Dip the glue-laden bristles into a pot of cosmetic grade glitter.

(d) Press the brush over the surface of your lips to deposit the glitter.

(e) Repeat steps (b) to (d) until you achieve the desired effect.

Take care not to apply the glitter too far inside the mouth or it will end up on your teeth. To remove any excess, put your thumb in your mouth, suck it gently and slowly pull it out.

5. It’s party time! For maximum impact, pair the glitter lip with a neutral eye.

Product List!

Lip pencil: MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry.

Buy it online from: MAC, MAC and MAC

Lipstick: MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo.

Buy it online from: MAC, MAC and MAC

Lip brush: Shu Uemura Synthetic Brush 6M.

Glitter glue: Glitter Glue by Ben Nye.

Buy it online from: Alcone or Screen

Glitter: Fardel Loose Glitter in Red PO7.

Alternatively, try Ben Nye Sparklers in Red which can be bought online from: Alcone and Guru Makeup

Art brush: Kryolan USA 6-4206.

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