Learn How to Do Lip Art With These Easy Tutorials

August 28, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Learn How to Do Lip Art With These Three Easy Makeup Tutorials
We love our go-to lipstick, but recently we’ve been tempted to switch things up and experiment with lip art. Painting on your lips is a true test of your makeup artist skills and is a cool addition to any look. Lip art designs can get complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it’s actually pretty easy to DIY. To help give you some lip art ideas, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite lip art how-to tutorials, ahead. We dare you to try them all!

Go Galaxy

STEP 1: Fill in your lips with a matte black liquid lippie. Clean up the edges with a thin brush.

STEP 2: Add some dimension to the upper and lower lips, by tapping on a metallic silver shadow with an eyeshadow brush.

STEP 3: With a tiny pencil brush and a white liquid lipstick, apply multiple dots around your pout to serve as your stars.

STEP 4: Add a diagonal comet to the lower lip with a purple shadow, and finish it off with a white highlight. Next, apply a soft galaxy shape with blue and purple shades. Add smaller stars with a white liquid lippie and a dotting pencil brush.

STEP 5: Pick up sparkling neon blue and purple pigments to add further dimension to the galaxies.

Mermaid Mouth

STEP 1: Start by applying a black liquid lipstick to the bottom half of your lips. Next, use a metallic navy blue liquid lippie on your upper lip to serve as the starting point of the look.

STEP 2: Grab a mermaid scale stencil and use it to apply iridescent green glitter onto the bottom lip.

STEP 3: Once the bottom lip is complete, apply a gold-green glitter onto the top navy portion of the lip and bring it down over your scales.

STEP 4: Add some small green crystals to the ends of each scale to complete the look.

Oil-Slick Drip

STEP 1: Start by applying a black liquid lippie as your overall base.

STEP 2: Grab an iridescent pink lip gloss, and drip it all over your bottom lip — and repeat this step with a holographic shade, as well. Repeat both steps over your top lip, and allow the gloss to slide off at the base of your mouth every so slightly.

Striped and Glossy

STEP 1: Outline your lips into three different sections using a lip liner.

STEP 2: Fill in each section with a matte lipstick like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon. Place a lighter shade on the two outer sections, and fill in the center with a deeper color. 

STEP 3: Add a shimmery, pearlescent eyeshadow in between each of the sections. 

STEP 4: Add a clear gloss on top, and you’re good to go.

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Kiyo Igarashi, Visual Designer: Hannah Packer, Producer: Jessica Thiel, Digital Tech: Paul Yem, Model: Shaderska Valdez

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