Glitter lipstick has been filling up the IG feed for awhile now—but tbh, I was never that into this trend because it didn’t seem practical, wearable or long-lasting.
Could glitter lipstick actually last me all day? I decided to put it to the test and tried wearing it from dawn till dusk.
I knew if one lipstick would last all day, it was ColourPop, so I picked up ColourPop x Hello Kitty’s Ultra Metallic lip, which they describe as a “dynamic cool-toned ruby red topped with copper and hot pink glitter.” I also picked up Too Faced’s super fine glitter, Glamour Dust in Blue Angel, just to make sure my lips were extra sparkly.
I lacquered on a coat of ColourPop, and then used my finger to dab on the loose glitter. The result was this really pretty sparkly coral color. But it took me a while to adjust to the texture. I like keeping my lips super hydrated, so I’m always a little off put by matte lipsticks. Then there’s the added element of the gritty glitter… but surprisingly, I forgot about it after a few minutes.
The first test: my morning coffee and glass of water. I’m happy to report that my lips stayed in place and didn’t leave any residue on my cups.
I work from home, so I happily answered emails, hopped on a conference call and wrote a few stories all while sporting my sparkly lips—it was almost like I had this secret and no one knew! Except for the fact that I put it on IG stories… so I guess people knew LOL.
After four hours, my lips were still on point and sparkly as ever, yay! The next major test though: lunch. This worried me a bit because I planned on eating veggie pasta leftovers from the night before, and they were pretty oily. Normally I like a good amount of olive oil, but every matte lip wearer knows that oil is the enemy. In fact, coconut or olive oil is what I use to take off my lipstick. Such sad timing. Also, sipping a coffee with glitter lips is one thing, eating with them is another. Not going to lie, I started getting a little grossed out in my mind.
I decided to go through with my planned lunch because this really was the ultimate test, so I dove right into my pasta, and surprisingly, the lips were still in place after. I was shocked!
If these lips could withstand the oily lunch test, could they actually be wearable? I continued on with work, ran a few errands and by 6 p.m., my lipstick was still in place. However, it did start wearing off on the inner sides of my lips and also started feeling uncomfortable. I went ahead and removed the lipstick before dinner, but hey, it lasted 10 hours! That’s pretty insane, right?
I’ll definitely wear glitter lips again, and I’m happy I discovered this pretty, long-lasting combo! And if you like sparkly lips, try my fave trend rainbow eyes HERE.