Glitter lips tutorial

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A couple of days ago while messing around with possible Halloween makeup, I came up with this:


I think it came out really well, so I decided to post a tutorial for it. I think this would work with any color of lipstick and any color of glitter, so it’s perfect for modifying to your color preferences. I like the black base because it really sets off the color and sparkle, but I also think a glittery red or hot pink lip would look *AMAZING*.

This time I decided to try a different color over the black base, and chose pink. My only pink glitters are MAC’s Very Pink Reflects and Neon 60s. But Neon 60s came out rather surprising…


Yowza! Pink, purple, blue, and black… all my favorite colors 😀


What I used:


All MAC stuff: 316 lip brush, greasepaint stick, Feline kohl power liner, She-Zam dazzleglass, clear lipglass, Reflects Very Pink and Neon 60s glitters.

Important: DO NOT rub your lips together at any time during this process. This requires very pigmented and thick products that will most likely get on your teeth and clump pretty badly. It will look terrible. SO DON’T DO IT. Resist the urge. Please be aware that this look is not practical at all and really should not be worn places where eating/drinking are necessary! The price of having sparkly wonderlips 😉

1. Start with clean, bare lips. (My lips are kind of dry, so I used lip balm and blotted it off to prime them without adding a layer that would affect color application).


2. Use the greasepaint stick to line and fill your lips until the entire surface is matte and black. You should be able to get fairly good definition of shape using this. If you want, you can line beforehand with Feline e/k or any black pencil liner (chola status? haha) or afterwards to perfect the shape (my preferred method).


I don’t think this looks that great, because the paintstick is kind of drying. For a nice matte black lip though, you could stop at this stage and just add a non-shiny balm overtop.

3. Add your preferred gloss, using the lip brush to gently paint the gloss on (I try to avoid getting black color into the lipgloss tube!). I like the super-sparkly silver MAC She-Zam dazzleglass:


4. Get your preferred glitter. Still using the lip brush, pat the glitter gently in a small area at a time to get a nice covering. DO NOT smear. I like to just do it in the center of both lips (not all the way to the edge) so the black still shows. This is with Very Pink:

glitternoglossI don’t think it looks that great at this stage either, because the glitter is kinda crusted onto the gloss I guess you could say. But in the next step, it really comes together.

5. Using the clear lipglass and the lip brush, gently paint the gloss thickly over your lips. Again, do not rub your lips together. Done properly, this creates a very slick, sparkly look.

verypink2Now, that looks pretty neat.. the MAC Reflects glitters are very finely milled, so it looks kind of like a dazzleglass, just more extreme. But I really wanted sparkle, so I decided to add the other glitter, Neon 60s. (again adding gloss over the top)


So there you have it! Hope this tutorial was helpful. If anyone tries this for Halloween or otherwise, I would love to see pics of different color combinations of glitter and color 🙂


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29 Responses to “Glitter lips tutorial”

  1. LexaR3 Says:

    I love this look!
    It’s soo pretty. Good Job!

  2. slave2beauty Says:

    WOoooW amazing lips.

  3. DJ EJ Says:

    hahaha! All these crazy floating lips: very cheshire cat esque!

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  6. Phyllis Says:

    WOW – seriously!!! You need to do more makeup tutorials =)

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  8. Sonia Says:

    great tutorial! i didn’t have any of the stuff but i used mac fluidline, nyx loose glitter and some free sephora lip gloss that I didn’t mind ruining. i loved it!

    if you plan on drinking i would suggest bringing a straw 🙂

  9. Roxanne Says:

    This looks splendid!


  10. Michelle Says:


    I love this post and would love to feature it on my blog. Is there anyway I can do that?


  11. Michelle Says:

    Thanks so much!! I posted and linked back to your blog. Here is the post and I hope you like it!!

    Thanks again!

  12. Octavia Says:

    This was absolutely great!!!! Thanx!

  13. Rachel Says:

    Your lips look so much like glittering stars in the dark space

  14. Heather Says:

    Love the lips! I’m wanting to do this on my nails.. Do you think it would work? Where did you get your glitter?

    • Remi X Says:

      Yes, it would definitely work on nails. 🙂 I should do a tut for that, cause I’ve done it a few times with great results! My favorite glitters are MAC (usually only sold at the PRO stores except for a few colors at freestanding stores) but you can find quite a few online or even samples 🙂 Almost any cosmetic glitter would work though! Especially on nails where it doesn’t matter if it’s even a cosmetic grade glitter 🙂 HTH! Yay Glitter!

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  18. libinkypatrol Says:

    Reblogged this on Sams' Life and commented:
    Amazing!!! I’m defintly going to try this!

  19. kimitoxxxic Says:

    This is so amazing! I so want to do this!!

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