Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Uses Lip Products as Eyeshadow — Here Are 4 You Need to Try

December 15, 2017
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
hand applying white eyeliner to someone's eyelid

Probably the coolest thing about makeup is how customizable you can make it — and how many different ways you can use one product. L’Oréal Paris mastermind and makeup artist Sir John agrees — and one of his favorite ways to unconventionally use lip products is applying them on the eye. “It is all about putting a very minimal amount of tint on the eyes first to add some depth,” says Sir John. “Then, don’t be afraid to take a balm or gloss and tap on the eyes… you want to be minimal and light with the application.”  

Ahead, find four of the best lip products to swipe onto your lids instead of your pout this season.

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Shine Lipstick

Sir John’s absolute favorite glossy eye product, L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Shine Lipstick, can be applied onto the lid with a flat brush to give the lid a little pop of personality. A makeup artist trick for keeping the look crease-free? “Stay closer to the lash line and not so much by the crease,” he notes. “The crease creates a lot of motion and friction. Instead, push product on the ball of the eyes.”


Maybelline Shine Shot

For that ultimate eye gloss shine, the Maybelline Shine Shot can be used alone or mixed with glitter on the lid. Plus, it’s super thick, sleek and won’t crease —  and it’ll create a great *kirakira* sparkle for your next Instagram.


Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte

If you’re looking for a more daring lip product to place wear as shadow, this edgy metal vs. matte palette is for you. The blush pinks and metallized purple shine will redefine your classic smokey eye.


NYX Professional Makeup Butter Glosses

Another glossy lip product that serves as the perfect shiny lid is the NYX Butter Gloss. It’s as glossy as its name suggests — this buttery product will seamlessly glide onto your lids, adding major high shine and a cool wet look.


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