There’s nothing wrong with a little extra sparkle when your getting ready to go out and nothing makes an impact quite like deep red glitter lips. You might be thinking ‘that looks a little too tricky for me’ but ombre glitter lips are super simple to achieve. Read this tutorial to find out how to obtain pouting perfection.
Step 1: Exfoliate
Using a clean cotton bud, gently rub the bud back and forth between your lips to exfoliate them. This will remove any dry or dead skin leaving them feeling silky smooth
Step 2: Apply Lip Balm
Applying lip balm to the entire lip, this will moisturise your lips helping to keep them hydrated and also provide better application for your products.
Step 3: Outline
Using a dark lip liner or black eyeliner carefully outline your lips, this adds definition and when later blended will help to create the ombre effect.
Step 4: Fill In
Apply lipstick with a lip brush on the inner section of your lips, a lip brush is better to use as it allows more precise application. We don’t want to smudge the lipstick and lip liner just yet.
Step 5: Blend
Now it’s time to create the ombre effect, as mentioned in our Glitter Nails article the ombre effect is basically a gradient. For this look the gradient should be from the darker outline to deep red inner lips, use the lip brush to gently blend the two colours together.
Step 6: Re-apply Red Lipstick
To emphasise the red tone and make sure they haven’t left any parts out, go over the inner lip again with your lip brush.
Step 7: Lip Gloss
Before you apply the glitter, it will need something to stick to. The best product to use is a clear lip gloss, not only will this keep your lips super smooth but the gloss acts like an adhesive.
Step 8: Glitter Glory
Now it’s time for the glitter – we know you were waiting for it. Use your trusty lip brush to cover your lips with a generous coating of glitter and… lips complete!