Glitter Lips: How to Get This Super Trendy Makeup Look

Glitter Lips: How to Get This Super Trendy Makeup Look

After I saw Naomi Campbell rock her encrusted, red glitter lips, I was sold on this trend. Albeit, if you know anything about makeup, which I don’t but do have a carrier pidgin that keeps me informed, you’ll know that the queen of this look is Pat McGrath. She’s responsible for Naomi’s red lip, and if you still feel like Jolly Old Saint Moneybags after your xmas shopping is done, you should probably splurge on Pat’s Lipstick Kit.

Actually, getting glitter lips is easier than you think. All you really need is a good primer and a steady hand. We used the NYX Glitter Primer on the lips before adding the sparkles, after applying a lipstick that would match the same undertones (cool or warm) of the glitter.

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Now, you want to apply the glitter in small batches, building slowly. And make sure you colour INSIDE the lines – you crazy! Ok so let’s talk glitter. Which glitter should you use? Like I said earlier, Pat makes a fucking amazing one. We used OCC cosmetics glitter available here.

Other than that this look is best completed with a subtle contouring and maybe, if anything, fake eyelashes. Really, it doesn’t need much. The best part? It’s hamburger tested! You can totally bite into a juicy angus, glitter and all. Admittedly, I didn’t put it through the kissing test so I’ll leave that one up to you and the mistletoe.

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Last but not least, a big thank you thank you to @whiplashes for creating this amazing look for the purpose of this blog post and my life!

Are you planning on jazzing up your usual beauty routine this holiday season? Will you try a glitter lip or something else? Leave me a comment and let’s chat!



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Photography by Alexander Liang and Vyvian To.



  1. December 20, 2016 / 11:18 am

    You look gorgeous!!
    Oh, and that song!!! Who’s remix is it???

    • Justine Iaboni
      January 2, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks luv! Ah… I have no idea lemme check my Splice app to see which song it is! Will get back to you! xoxo J

  2. December 20, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Justine you look absolutely gorgeous!! Love glitter lips! Actually wore some on thursday, people loved it! Everyone was wondering where my lipstick was from! ?

    • Justine Iaboni
      January 2, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      No way! Great minds think alike! Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo J

    • Justine Iaboni
      January 2, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Hey Nathalie! Aww thanks so much. Did you end up trying it for NYE? I think the NYX glitter primer is all you really need to do a pro job. I saw someone do pink lipstick and then silver glitter on top, which was cool!

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year! xoxo J

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