Glitter Lips: Get Ready to Sparkle this Festive Season
With the festive season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to update your cosmetics bag with this season’s biggest make-up trends, and if you are the type of lady who likes to stand out in a crowd (don’t we all?), you’ll be delighted to know that glitter makeup is back, and it’s more sparkly than ever before!
Featuring on the catwalks of London, Paris, New York and Milan, glitter lips, glitter eyes, and jewel-toned nails made a huge fashion statement in 2018. It sprinkled 80s inspired glamour across the collections of Gucci, Emporio Armani, and high-street favourite Topshop, and it was even described as SS18’s Biggest Make-Up Trend by British Vogue who has, rather unexpectedly, embraced glitter mania. And so, we can be in no doubt that this fashion trend is here to stay.
Grown Up Glitter Makeup - Making a Comeback
As someone who grew up in the 80s, I have fond memories of glitter makeup. Sadly, we didn’t do it quite so well back then, and I still have nightmares about the iridescent blue eyeshadow that I coordinated so eloquently with pale pink glitter lipstick, but there’s a certain glamour that comes with glitter makeup that’s undeniable, and when done right, it can leave you looking and feeling like a million dollars.
Fast-forward to 2018, and glitter makeup might seem a little scary for anyone over the age of 18, but leading cosmetic brands have created the most spectacular collections of ‘Grown Up Glitter’ for women of every age. And while you may feel more comfortable starting out with just a hint of shimmer shadow, it’s Glitter Lips that will make you stand out this festive season and do so with high-octane sparkle
Glitter Lips: The Perfect Festive Pout
With just weeks to go until bunches of mistletoe pop up on every corner, now is the time to perfect your festive pout. Metallic lip paints are one way to add shimmer to your Christmas party ensemble, but its Glitter Lips Lipstick by Beauty Boulevard that will lend disco ball glamour to your favourite LBD.
An innovative product that can be used on the both the lips and the eyes to revolutionise your look, Glitter Lips is a gorgeous glitter based makeup kit that offers up to 8 hours of continuous wear. Currently available in 19 high impact colours including Midas Kiss, a gorgeous metallic gold, and Ruby Slippers, a fabulously festive shade of red, it promises to complement every outfit and every occasion this season, but only for those who dare to dazzle.
Drink, Kiss & Party with Glitter Lipstick
Most of us love a bit of glitter, but let’s face it, it gets everywhere, and if the thought of glitter covered pillowcases, towels, and champagne glasses is enough to put your off this years biggest makeup trend, you’ll be pleased to know that Glitter Lips stays put.
Described by it’s makers as ‘drink proof, kiss proof and party proof’ this gleaming glitter lipstick is designed to stay exactly where you need it for up to 8 hours, before being removed without a trace, and while I’ve yet to validate the kissing part and the party part (it’s not Christmas yet!), I can attest that it is most definitely drink proof and that it doesn’t come off wine glasses – even after hours of wear.
It’s also listed as waterproof and smudge proof, although I guess the smudge proof part can only be confirmed after the kissing test… I’ll keep you posted!
Glitter Lips Application
Glitter Lips Kits include three key items, a lip gloss bond, cosmetic grade glitter in the shade of your choice, and an applicator brush. To apply:
- Ensure the lips are clean, dry and well-moisturised
- Us a lip liner in a similar shade to the glitter to line the lips
- Keeping the lips parted slightly, apply a generous layer of lip gloss bond and wait for it to turn clear
- Lightly dampen the applicator brush and dip it into the pot of glitter. Gently tap the brush against the side of the pot to remove excess before applying the glitter to the lips, dabbing slightly to ensure it sticks to the bond
- Build up layers of glitter until the bond is completely covered and you have achieved the desired result
- Gently dust off any excess glitter outside the application area with a makeup brush for a professional finish
Removing Glitter Lips
Glitter Lips is quick and easy to remove with an oil based make-up remover and cotton pads:
- Apply a generous amount of makeup remover to a cotton pad and hold it over the lips for 5 seconds to penetrate the gloss bond
- Gently, using a circular motion, remove the glitter and bond gloss. You may need to use more than one cotton pad to remove all traces
- Finally, apply lashings of lip balm to restore moisture levels
EU Approved & Free from Animal Cruelty
The thing I love most about Glitter Lips is that it is not tested on animals. Beauty Boulevard do not support animal testing in any way, and all their products meet UK and European Cosmetics Safety Assessments, so you can wear them with confidence, and sparkle like you’ve never sparkled before.
While perfect for the festive season, Glitter Lips can be enjoyed throughout the year to add sophisticated shimmer to summer holiday wardrobes, festival fashions, and special occasion wear. All you have to do is find your perfect shade and learn to accept the admiring glances.
Still not sure about glitter makeup? Well, if it’s good enough for Vogue dharlink, it’s good enough for us!