8 Glitter Lipsticks to Wear When You’re Feeling Extra AFDecember 26, 2018
Whether you’re feeling festive, or just a little extra — a glitter lip is the perfect way to get you in the mood. It forces everyone to pay attention to you (whether you like it or not), and while it might make eating and kissing a challenge, that’s not why you wear it. You wear it for the drama, and (if we’re being honest) the sheer enjoyment of rocking something impractical yet so, so fire. With that in mind we’ve rounded up the glitter lipsticks to immediately add to cart, from the lip topper designed to transform any shade to the kira-kira worthy lipstick that’ll make everyday feel like your birthday.
Peep our picks, ahead:
Few things excite us more than affordable makeup, so it’s no surprise that we’re thrilled about Glitter Goals — a brand new transformative lippie from NYX that turns from metallic to glitter when you smack your lips together. At $9 each, it’s practically a steal and the perfect way to dip your toes in the glitter lipstick pond without putting a serious dent in your bank account.
Easily transform any lippie with the Vice Special Effects Topcoat, a water-resistant lip topper with color-changing shifts for a completely customized look. The topcoats completely transform whatever color you wear under it, so pick up a few and play with them. They also come in two finishes — matte and high shine — so you can control the shine.
Stila Glitterati Topcoat
Another top coat, this lip topper is perfect for anyone who wants an ultra-glittery effect. It’s specially designed to layer over matte lipsticks and comes in four versatile, transparent shades that’ll pair well with your favorite mattes.
If you want to rock an opaque glitter lip, we recommend reaching for Ciaté London Glitter Lip, a transforming glitter lipstick that turns glittery when you press your lips together. If you choose not to activate the glitter you’re left with a metallic matte lip, that can be worn on your tamer days. The lippie is currently available in 17 shades so you can buy a few to match your mood.
For a more wearable glitter lip try Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Singe, a deep wine red with glitter reflects. It’s toned down in the world of glitter lippies, but has enough sparkle to make it feel special. We recommend this for anyone new to glitter lips and their consistency — this formula is still the ultra-familiar Vice lipstick you know and love with the extra pop of sparkle. What’s not to love?
If you prefer your glitter in a bullet, then you’ll want to take Glitter Storm for a spin, a truly extra lippie sure to turn a few heads. It combines star-like pigments with opaque color for a glittery finish that doesn’t sacrifice color or shine. It’s currently available in six shades (we’re eyeing Apollo) and we’re pretty sure you’ll want to snap up every one.
If you’re looking for the “crushed diamond” effect in a lippie, then look no further than Lime Crime’s Diamond Crushers. These iridescent lip toppers wear well over liquid lippies and bare lips alike, and is the perfect way to revamp and old lipstick you might’ve fallen out of love with. It also smells like strawberries, and will last all night long. Need we say more?
If the goal is an over the top, everyone look at me, effect, then you need the Glitzstick in your arsenal. This lippie differs from your typical glitter lipstick because it’s actually two steps. You start by applying the matching Ka’oir lipstick and then the matching loose glitter which grips the lipstick to create the ultra-glittery finish. Reach for this next time you need an extra lip look, we promise this will do the job.