Saturday, September 24, 2016

Full-On Glittery Lips Tutorial

Everyone's currently lusting on Lust 004 Lipstick Kit, the new lip kit by makeup artist Pat McGrath, which has taken the Internet by storm for people to consider the glittery, sparkly lip in their #FOTD. The kit, which retails for USD 60 over at Sephora consists of two similar lipsticks in a matte finish, a clear vinyl gloss, a gold pigment, and microfine glitter in a bag full of pink sequins. There are three shades - Flesh, Bloodwine, and Venom. If you're the lipstick fanatic though, you can purchase the Everything kit, which contains all shades.

Basically, the kit gives you endless possibilities to create several lippie looks using the five different products. The most popular look making waves now is the full-on glitter look, which makes your lips look almost like "ruby slippers." This look is so pretty in photos and pictures, the lips take full center stage in the whole look. Although this is not practical say in your date or wedding or for everyday since glitter does get everywhere, it's pretty for editorial, a photoshoot, or a three-minute pole dance number.

As we wait for the kit to be available here in our country, here's a cheaper way of attaining the same glittery look for a fraction of the price with items you probably already have. Note that this lip art is very meticulous and you're gonna have to be super clean, patient, and precise to be able to get the neat look you want.

Waiting for your Lust 004 lipstick kit? Still turn your lips on with this tutorial with items you have with you

You will need:

  • A lipstick and lipliner in a matching color (I used brown) 
  • Matching fine glitter (I purchased my glitter in Landmark, the same glitter they use with for nail art)
  • Clear gloss
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • a small, flat synthetic brush (I used a concealer brush from Katch Beauty Supplies) 
  • Adhesive tape
  • lip brush and concealer brush

1.  Prep lips by dabbing concealer and setting this with powder.

2. Line lips and fill in.

3. Apply your lipstick. Since my glitter is brown, I used a brown-nude lipstick such as "Love at First Swipe", a lipstick from the Pink Sugar x Project Vanity collection.

4. To help get the precise lines, apply adhesive tape on the edges of your lips. It looks funny but it works in making your lines cleaner. Then, apply clear gloss on your lips. This will be the "adhesive" to hold the glitter.

5. Using a small, synthetic brush apply glitter in a dabbing motion to the lips making sure that all surfaces are covered neatly.

6. Remove the tape. Carefully brush away any loose glitter around the lips with a fluffy brush or use tape to remove glitter.  Clean up lines using concealer and powder and a flat edge brush and if desired, retouch lips as needed with a super fine brush.

8. If desired, highlight the cupid's bow with gold loose pigment. 


The glitter is a bit gritty but somehow it has the similar effect.

The real thing, from the reviews that I've read online, are more finely milled and less gritty. I prefer using the glitter used for cosmetics rather than bookstore bought-glitter since these are finer and made for cosmetic use rather than your arts and crafts projects. You may also try using MAC reflects glitter for a different effect.

The look looks really festive and so I kept my eyes at just a complimentary soft smoky with lots of mascara. I would wear this if I'll be performing or doing a shoot but I'll skip this at a party, especially if I know I'll be eating and glitter would sure get everywhere. 

In case you want to remove the glitter, I suggest to use adhesive tape in order to remove the glitters on your lips rather than wiping or relying on makeup remover because the glitter will just travel all over your face. just place the tape on your lips, sticky side down and the glitter will come off without getting it all around. Then proceed to cleanse your face as usual. Use any glitter color you wish. You may even opt for the glitter to be just a subtle sparkle at the center rather than full-on glitters.

Let me know how this works for you by posting a comment below. You may also post your glittery lip selfie and tag me in Instagram.

Products Used:
Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Medium
Max Factor Creme Puff Pressed Powder
Ever Bilena Nude Lipliner
Pink Sugar x Project Vanity lip crayon in Love at First Swipe
The Body Shop clear lip gloss
Make Up For Ever Metallic Powder
Landmark glitter.
Katch Beauty Supplies concealer brush and liner brush 

Store directory:

The Body Shop

Ever Bilena
available at all leading department stores and drugstores nationwide;;

Katch Beauty Supplies
Level 1, Sta. Lucia Grand East Mall Cainta, (old building) ;;

The Landmark 
Makati Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Make Up For Ever
2/F Mega Fashion Hall Building D, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, (02) 631-5681; G/F Greenbelt 3, Makati City, (02) 621-5248; 1/F TriNoMa Mall, Quezon City, (0915) 990-9571; 2/F Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City (0919) 273-4805;;

Max Factor
available at all leading department stores and beauty hubs nationwide;;;

Pat McGrath Labs;

Pink Sugar
Available at SM Aura, SM Makati, SM Marilao, SM Manila, SM Fairview, SM MOA, SM Clark, SM Lanang Premier Davao, Landmark, and Watsons Ayala Center Cebu;;

available at all leading department stores nationwide;;;

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