Holographic lipsticks and lip glosses have made a huge comeback in the beauty industry and promise to stick around for many more seasons to come. But why are holographic lipsticks so popular? Is it due to the iridescent effect they produce, or is it because they let us fully embrace our unicorn souls?
To learn how to wear a holographic lip gloss, first you should understand what this product is exactly about. A holographic lip gloss or lipstick is a lip makeup product featuring light-reflecting pearls and meteorite powder to create a new prismatic color that is totally out of this world. You can’t exactly define the color of a holographic lip gloss, as it’s actually a magical blend of colors inspired by the space.
There are a lot of things you can do with holographic makeup. You can feel like a unicorn, embrace your “cool kid from the Nineties” inner self, or upgrade a day-to-day look to a more “club kid/ party animal” one. Believe it or not, holographic lipsticks are perfect for daytime wear, too – you’ll just need to go almost au naturel with your eye makeup.
Since holographic lipsticks are often too sticky and creamy, many are still wondering how to wear them right. Well, introducing the perfect holographic lipstick to your beauty routine is not that hard actually, as most of the time it doesn’t require too much precision.
Whether you are new to the whole holographic makeup craze or have already managed to fully embrace your inner unicorn-lover self, here are a few tips and tricks on how to wear holographic lipsticks and lip glosses right.
Step 1: Scrub and Moisturize Your Lips
The first thing to do before pulling off your holographic lipstick (or any other lip makeup) is to exfoliate your lips into smoothness and hydrate them with a high-quality lip balm. Lip balms are a necessity for your lip health, especially during wintertime, and can really save your lips from getting all cracked and sore because of the cold and the wind. So, make sure to always invest in good lip balm, and try to favour the more natural ones over those filled with a lot of chemicals.
Step 2: Apply Your Preferred Makeup Base
Unless your lipstick is ultra-pigmented or already has a colored base, holographic lipsticks and lip glosses will always look kind of see-through at the end of the day. So, choose a complementary lipstick (preferably a matte one), and apply it before applying the holographic one. Of course, especially if your lipstick is dark-toned, don’t forget to apply your lip liner, first!
If you prefer to go for a glossy liquid lipstick, that’s fine, too! Just make sure to not overlay your lips with your liquid lipstick, as you want your overall lip makeup to look more holographic than glossy! (Also remember that too many layers of liquid lipstick will end up getting kind of uncomfortable after a few minutes.)
Step 3: Remove Excess Lipstick
Whether you apply only a few layers of lipstick or more, it is always a good idea to blot it, especially since you are about to apply a new layer using your holographic lipstick.
Step 4: Apply the Holographic Lipstick
It is time to finally apply your holographic lipstick! Fill in the entire center of your lip first, as it will give your lips more volume and a three-dimensional effect, and then proceed to move outwards (do it carefully, as holographic lipsticks don’t dry out as fast as liquid lipsticks). Use your fingers to spread it evenly or, alternatively, let the center shine on its own, to achieve a more doll-like look.
Step 5: Don’t Forget to Bring Your Holographic Lipstick(s) With You!
If you went for a dramatic, dark-toned makeup look, and you are planning on sticking with it all night long, bring both your matte and holographic lipsticks with you (along with a few makeup wipes). On the other hand, if you opted for a softer, light-toned look, you can just bring your holographic lipstick with you and touch up your lipstick whenever you feel it is time to.
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