Glitter in the Dark

Gradient LipArt 

Glossy Lipart

A dark and glittery lipart I did using a loose black eyeshadow that contains silver glitters. I have recently been trying to branch out into trying out more lipart and it has been very enjoyable to learn how paint a different space.  I definitely have a lot to learn and practice which is exciting. 

I  love the contrast of the 'matte' version against the glossy finish. I do believe I am more partial to the gloss because I like shiny things and overall I think the gloss added more drama. The 'matte' version really highlights the reflect of the glitter, I used a frosty white eyeshadow over top, applying it from my cupids bow and blending it downward. Adding the gloss overtop gave an intense contrast and really added depth making more of the individual glitters to pop out, like stars on a dark night. 

The stand out detail that I came away loving was my "Medusa lip piercing", I don't think I could ever actually commit to any facial piercings but I think painting one on could be a millennial take on a painted beauty mark. I definitely plan on experimenting with it more and trying it in a full face makeup look soon. To achieve the Medusa lip piercing effect  I used the tail end of a fine eyeliner brush with my black creme shadow, dotted it in the center of my cupids bow. I then wiped off  the brush and dipped it into water then into my glitter pigment and carefully tapped it onto the creme base. 


  • RCMA VK-11 Palette
  • The Body Needs Falling Stars Silver Halo
  • Milani Lip Pencil True Black 
  • Makeup Geek Ice Queen
  • Black Creme Shadow
  • Thick Clear Lip Gloss