2016 was all about the nude lip and last year’s buzz beauty product was the matchy-matchy lip-kit, so it’s only fair 2018 makes its own statement with bold lip art.
A current spike on Pinterest is showing us the next popping party lip look is all about being bold. There are landscape designs that’ll ensure your lips are looking more like Monet than Miley Cyrus. Or perhaps you’re more of a foodie who is after a lemon-delicious pout that looks good enough to eat (although please don’t)? The beauty fanatics have got it covered.
With more and more people saving cooler and quirkier ideas to their boards, we won’t be surprised if this gains traction in real life too, as Pinterest trending boards have proved this on plenty of previous occasions. We’re sure we’re set to spot this bold lip art trend with serious attitude on smackers everywhere. Watch this space.
We’ve already seen a few glittery pouts creep into our Insta-feeds last year, but this new trend is so much for than a sparkle. See for yourself with our round of the favourite pins below.
Glitz ‘n’ Glamour
How Beyonce Would Make Lemonade
Ride The Waves
How do I get the look?
We caught up with Lip Artist Bex Lecter who shared some of her tips:
Think of your lips as another accessory. A part of your outfit or just a great ice breaker. Think beyond the one lipstick and have fun with it.
One of my favourite looks to wear out is the multicoloured lip. Eye shadows can be quite durable if you apply them over a lipstick that has some grab to it (a regular matte lipstick, for example, and not a liquid to dry one). The same effect can be achieved (and made even more durable and comfortable) with liquid lipsticks.
Ombre looks are quite mainstream now:a dark tone all over and a lighter shade.
You can also amp it up a little bit by adding some details with eyeliner over it.
And if you’re feeling extra fancy and want to be the sound and centre of the party why not think outside the box even more. And by box I mean lips.
This Bowie piece I created for the anniversary of his passing is one of my favourite looks and could be totally worn outside.