Why Lipstick Art Is the Beauty Trend of Our Dreams

Makeup is becoming bolder, brighter and braver each day. From extravagant cat eyes to fluttery false lashes and blinding highlighters, creating new looks is more popular than ever. One beauty trend which has caught our eye is the lipstick art trend… from a simple ombre to an extremely detailed picture, the world of lip art is incredible. We’ve put together a few of our favourite looks created which you’ll love, no matter whether you’re looking for inspo, or just want to look!

Top Lipstick Art Looks

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Calling all Potterheads! This incredible Harry Potter lipstick art is 100% magical. To re-create the look, start with a base of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Technopagan. Next, use the NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Alien to create an ombré fade, then add in the Hogwarts silhouette. Finally, draw in the details using Illamasqua Colouring Pencils.

Read More: How To Create The Perfect Ombré Lip

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This checkered lipstick look is one we couldn’t miss out! To achieve the ultra-neat finish, start by drawing thick stripes onto the lips with the Sigma Sugar Plum Power Crayon Lip Collection. Next, take the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Tarred and add in the blue detailing. Creating this look in this order prevents messiness and helps maintain brightness by avoiding adding the colour over a blue base.

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Simple yet striking, this lipstick art is super-easy to do yourself, great for beginners to the trend. Start by applying the Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in shade Btch and Isotope, then blending the edges for a professional fade. To finish, dab a small amount of cosmetic glue to the corners, then press NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter in Violet over the top.

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We love bright, glossy lip looks as you can pair them with almost anything! To re-create this look, apply an even layer of NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink. Next, take the Pür On Point Lip Liner in See Thru and messily draw on some swirls over your lips. Finish it with a quick coat of Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturising Lip Gloss in 30 Pink Pizzaz for that incredible shine.

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So, this may not be a lip art look you can wear out of the house, but it looks cool to photograph! Apply the Lord & Berry 20100 Lipstick Pencil in Fuchsia to the centre of your lips, then blend it into Lipstick Queen All That Jazz Lipstick in Whoopee Spot on the outer corners. For that insta-worthy drip, squeeze a generous amount of Duwop Pure Venom Lip Gloss in Berry Chill onto your bottom lip and get ready to snap it!

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Metallic looks are becoming increasingly popular, which is why we absolutely adore this lipstick art! Get the look by using Ciaté London Liquid Chrome Lipstick in Zodiac. Then dab the turquoise shade from the Butter London Eye Shadow Duo in Lush Tropics into the outer corners. Simply stick on some gems, focusing on the centre of your lips, working outwards and you’re done.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas fans unite! This Tim Burton inspired lip art is actually pretty easy to create if you have a steady hand. Using the Illamasqua Eye Shadow in Broken Gold, create a circle ending at your cupid’s bow. For the black detailing, opt for a black liquid eyeliner such as the Bourjois Liner Pinceau in Noir Beaux.

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