The holidays are here which means glitz, glam and glitter are emerging at the double! Whether rain or shine, shimmer or glitter, bring your best face forward with an irresistible scintillating pout guaranteed to land all eyes on you and attract a flurry of compliments; even the ornaments’ glint on Christmas trees in every corner twinkling with fervour is incomparable to what’s gleaming across your kisser! Party hard and never lose your sparkle; here are some glitter lipsticks you should adorn to match the jolly festivities and light up any party.
Glitter in cosmetics can go two ways – either flattering or tacky. Lucky for us, Dior makes choosing the perfect pocket companion a breeze. Mess-free and beginner friendly, bid goodbye to glitter fall-out and that icky rough surface. The Rouge Dior Forever Liquid Sequin applies on as a stunning solid shade, but quickly unveils an impeccable sparkly finish that can render anyone speechless when you press your lips together once dry. Comfortable and lightweight, the liquid sequin also offers a transfer-proof and long wear formula that eliminates the need for reapplication. Available in 4 equally gorgeous shades, they each come with a unique blend of glitter pigments which best complements its stain.
Start getting your glow on this Christmas with Anastasia Beverly Hill Cosmetics’ lip gloss! In just one swipe, the tinted vanilla-scented gloss hugs your pout with an incredible lustre that is hard to resist. The textbook definition of donut glaze but perfected with shimmer, this lip gloss is a need in every purse. Wear it alone or as a topper and be ready to bedazzle anyone who comes your way.
The party can dim its lights, but it can never fizzle out your sparkle. For a fuller glam look, opt for a glitter lip kit instead that can help elevate any outfit. Resembling a sugar donut, Animakeup has nailed the fine glitter formula and created an all-day wear with this kit. Albeit a little more time-consuming, the Kawaii Kisses in Harajuku Candy offers to help you rock a truly special look for the festivities that would be worth every minute of your time with its insane brilliance. Inclusive of a glitter bond, a pot of shimmer as well as an applicator, it boasts high adhesivity even when eating or drinking and is budge-proof once dry. With minimal grit, the glitter pigments sit weightless on your pout and look ravishing against a nude lip.
Another lip kit that should be on your radar would be the one by Stay Golden Cosmetics. The kit includes Baeby Cosmo Glitter in soft, baby pink, a matching highly pigmented lip liner, gloss bond as well as a dual tip applicator. Amidst the pretty Barbie pink lies silver cosmo glitter bits that will make you practise what Rihanna once sang: shine bright like a diamond! Rub it, smear it, show it off, the glitter never budges throughout your wear! No clumping and zero sticky messes at the end of the day, too — time to make your lips pop this holiday!
Whether a subtle shine or full glitter, Valentino Beauty has got you and your kisser covered. The Dreamdust Loose Glitter is a versatile lip product that aids in dressing up or down an outfit depending on the occasion. Comes packaged in a lip gloss bottle and an applicator just like a liquid lipstick, it makes wearing it a hundred times easier without the glitter mess. Simply tap it on top of a lippie for a slight shimmery look, or coat your lips full with a generous amount to achieve a bolder, all-in look.
Fancy a more metallic sheen without anything too crazy? Try opting for the Long-Wear Lip Topper by Jouer Cosmetics to impress anyone you come across. If you are heading to a party right after work, simply wear this on top of your favourite everyday lipstick for a quick change up. Nothing too excessive, the sparkly formula gives a touch of chic and resembles the iridescent glow of a highlighter palette, but for your pout.
High gloss, high shine and subtle glamour; this is a glitter gloss fit for everyday wear. With shimmer peeking out in all the right areas, the LUST: Gloss by Pat McGrath is not an intimidating lipstick that sparkles incessantly. Instead, it goes on sheer with the right amount of shine and brings the wet lips look to a whole ‘nother level. Messy hair, don’t care – this thick but non-sticky formula also ensures that none of those fly-aways get caught in a sticky (literally) situation, and boasts long-wear throughout the day.
First impressions of this rouge have already got us all obsessed — fully coated in pearlescent shimmer, the lipstick bullet sparkles fervently on its own under the spotlight. To be exact, the Fizzy Feels series is a pH-reactive lip balm, yet its payoff will leave you pleasantly surprised. It glides on smoothly without resistance and offers a moisturising glittery trail, reminiscent of bubbles in champagne. Zero grit and utmost shine, the Fizzy Feels Lip Balm is a must-have this holiday season.
The Maracuja Juicy Shift series is always known to impress. Be prepared to get swept off your feet for they are now available in shimmer glass that is perfect for the holiday season. With a mere swipe, your lips will look drenched in delectable glossy honey with reflective duochrome pearls while giving a bigger pout thanks to its lip plumping effect. It goes on smooth and buttery, with no room for stickiness or gritty textures. No matter your skin tone or personality, Tarte has a gift for all — their new range of gleaming lip glass has 12 stunning shades, one for each day of Christmas!