Wearable Lip Art: Turn Your Pout Into a Masterpiece With These Simple Steps

The days of monochromatic lip color are gone. Don’t get us wrong, you can still make a statement with a bright, bold lip color. However, it seems the need to push the lipstick boundaries is becoming increasingly evident. Lip art designs via interesting textures, effects and designs are sweeping the social media landscape … and we want a piece of the action. We called upon the magical forces of makeup genius Alana Dawn to help us create three fantastic (and wearable) lip art looks. Enjoy!

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Lip Art Look #1: Red Foil


What You Need:

Bright Red Lip Color: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in F-Bomb

Glitter: NYX Face & Body Glitter in Gold


Step 1: Apply your red lipstick. Make sure it’s pigmented and rich in color.

Step 2: Using a damp, flat brush, dab gold glitter to the middle of the lips and to the outer corners. Layer on glitter to the concentrated areas to ensure an intense gold effect. 

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Lip Art Look #2: Navy & White


What You Need:

White Lipstick: NYX Macaron Lippies in Coconut

Navy Blue Lipstick: NYX Wicked Lippies in Sinful


Step 1: Apply your navy lipstick to the top left and bottom right side of the lips.

Step 2: Apply your white lip color to the top right and bottom left side of the lips.

Step 3: Gently press the lips together to blend out the color, and use a lip brush or cosmetic sponge to blur it more, if needed. 

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Lip Art Look #3: Pink Ombré 


What You Need:

Neon Pink Lip Color: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Forever Fuchsia

Neon Peach Lip Color: Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom in Peach Poppy

Deep Coral Lip Color: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Coral Crush

Light Peach Lip Color: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Forever Fuchsia and PerpetualPeach

Clear Gloss: YSL Gloss Volupte in #201 Pure 


Step 1: Apply your bright, neon pink along the top of the top lip.

Step 2: Apply your neon peach lip color along the bottom of the top lip (nearest the center of the mouth).

Step 3: Apply your deep coral color along the top of the bottom lip (nearest the center of the mouth).

Step 4: Apply your lightest peach along the bottom of the bottom lip.

Step 5: Gently press lips together to blot and blend the colors. Use a lip brush to further blur the color, if needed.

Step 6: Finish with a coat of clear gloss. Use the lip brush and dab it on, to keep the ombré effect in tact. 

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