Disclaimer: Purchased by me.
At IMATS NYC in April, I stopped and took in the pretty sights of the Violet Voss glitters – they sparkle a zillion different colors. Some are soft, some are bright, but they are all oh so pretty!
While I admired them, I didn’t buy any. What would I use them for? Glitter on my eyes? What a pain! Maybe glitter eyeliner, I’ve done that before! But I already have glitter eyeliners I don’t use.
And, as a woman in my mid- to late-30s, how could I justify buying glitter that I’d only use for special occasions?
Well, last month, I saw Violet Voss again at The Makeup Show New York City, and although the show was hopping, I was able to connect with someone at the booth, who offered to give me a demo of the glitter on my lips. I was already wearing Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Lip Tar in Hedonist, which she said was a great base for the glitter Rosalind.
I was SO excited about my glitter lips that I walked away with five new glitters and a pro-size Violet’s Secret Weapon Adhesive. Since then, I’ve placed two orders for more glitters, one of which is still en route to me, because I am OBSESSED!
I wore Rosalind again for BeautyCon NYC a couple weeks ago (and yes, that’s Hedonist, again, too!):
Lip Tars make a GREAT base for glitter lips!
Glitter lips might seem like a pain in the butt, right? Doesn’t it feel weird? Doesn’t it come off easily? Well, yes, if you’re going to eat a meal, you probably are going to need to touch up your glitter. And yes, it feels textured on your lips. But honestly, after a while I forget I’ve got glitter on my lips. The day I went to BeautyCon, I didn’t actually have a proper meal until I got back towards home, so this is what my makeup looked like more than 8 hours after first application – and this is with no touch-up:
While it’s definitely coming off, it still looks pretty good for GLITTER …. on my LIPS.
Electric Love (I can’t remember what I paired it with)!:
Lily with OCC Lip Tar in Mannequin:
Skye was the only one that doesn’t quite work for me as glitter lips; I’m going to try it as a shadow. It was just a little too blue for my complexion, and I just couldn’t pull it off. I ended up taking it off as we were driving to our destination.
I find myself doing glitter lips every weekend, no matter where I’m going or what I’m doing. I get a lot of compliments, and some are fascinated by it, and ask me what gloss I’m wearing. I usually carry everything for touch-ups and I love explaining how to achieve the look!
Would you do glitter lips?!