November 9, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

How To: Gilded Lips

It comes as no surprise that we’re instantly intrigued by anything shiny and shimmery … especially when it comes to makeup. We’ve covered the how-tos of gilded eye shadow, and now we’ve moved on to another region on the face …  lips! To help us land this autumn-inspired trend, we’ve enlisted makeup pro Alana Dawn to show us all how it’s done!

Gilded Lips

Step 1. Apply a deep, burgundy plum lipstick shade to lips. We used NYX Simply Vamp in Covet.

Step 2. Using your finger, pat loose, gold pigment (like Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Loose Powder Shadow in Breaking Bronze) to the center of your lips to achieve an ombré effect! Tap outward to blend.

Complete your look with and pair it with a rich, gold shadow and mauve blush to match!

Love this look? We’ve got plenty more makeup tips and tutorials for you!

Photo: Carlos Moscat
Makeup: Alana Dawn
Model: Zuri Willis




    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.