Unless you live in an Instagram-less world, you know that oil-slick inspired makeup looks have been dominating the social media beauty game in recent months. And while Instagram has quenched our creative thirst with full face oil spill inspo, we have to admit we’ve been in search of products that can mimic an oil spill in just one swipe. The good news? We found them. Ahead, find the best oil-spill inspired products — and choose to use a little or a lot of their rainbow black magic.

Maybelline Lip Studio Python Metallic Lip Kit in Venomous

An oil slick lip begins with two very important elements: an opaque deep base, and a killer glitter. This Python Lip Kit by Maybelline is one of our favorites to add an instant out-of-the-box pout to any makeup look.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Spandex

If you want a touch of oil-spill sparkle, look no further than Urban Decay Spandex. This deep blue-black liner has rainbow flecks that will keep your eyes sparkling all night long.

NYX Professional Makeup Pigment in Crystal

Another iridescent glitter addition, this NYX pigment in Crystal is perfect to top any eyeshadow, lip look or highlight.

Essie For The Twill Of It

To carry the oil spill trend down to your mani, we recommend For The Twill Of It for some rainbow-purple silver sheen.

Butter London Eye Gloss in Oil Slick

The most spot-on replication of the black-rainbow oil spill trend has to be Butter London’s Oil Slick. Tap this onto your lids for a super chic shiny eye that will have everyone mesmerized.



About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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