You’ve all mastered the red lip, now it’s time to dial it up. And by up, we mean sky high - By Parizaad Khan Sethi
Makeup maverick Pat McGrath recently created a shimmering disco ball of a red lip that went viral and made the beauty world explode. This standout sparkly look is created by laying down a rich deep red lipstick, and topping it with a ruby glitter. Pair it with clean skin and a swatch of simple black eyeliner.
Start prepping lips by laying down a thick coat of lip balm. After lips have softened (the longer it stays on, the better), gently rub off the balm with a damp towel, polish off any flaky skin. Read more tips here.
Start applying lipstick to well-hydrated lips. For this look, skip a dry matte lipstick and opt for one with a satin or cream texture. That will give the glitter something to stick to. We love the silk-like finish of NYX Ombre Lip Duo in Bonnie & Clyde. Apply two coats (here’s how to do it the pro way).
Next, gently lay down a thin layer of NYX Glitter Primer, using a flat, stiff brush. You need this primer to make sure that the glitter actually stays on the lips and doesn’t migrate to your eyebrows. Don’t apply primer to your entire lip area all at once, though, as it might dry out. Start with half of the upper or lower lip, and move on to the next step.
Break out the glitter, baby! (You will need a red makeup glitter that can be used on the lips from a beauty supply store.) Using a stiff brush, pat it over the primer carefully, making sure there are no bald spots. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your mouth is a glitter bomb waiting to explode.
Brush off any errant flecks with a fluffy makeup brush, or use a bit of scotch tape to get them off. Wing out your black eyeliner ever so subtly, stroke on some mascara, and you’re ready to out-bling everyone.
is a beauty and wellness editor based in New York. She was the former beauty editor at Vogue India and now serves as a contributing editor for the magazine. At age 5, Parizaad fell in love with an old cream blush she found in the back of her mother’s drawer, and has been in awe of the transformative power of beauty ever since. When she’s not writing about beauty, she researches advances in skincare as a hobby, and is constantly guinea-pigging herself in the name of beauty.
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