Cheap + Easy Glitter Lips for Halloween

Wow, Colleen’s doing a Halloween post?

Well, kinda…

I’ve never really gotten into Halloween, except for the candy when I was a kid. Now, I supposed I’d be excited for a costume party just for the fun makeup.

So today’s post and video are about getting awesome glittery lips without the mess and expense of glitter glue and loose glitter. Does it look exactly the same as if you went through all that trouble? Not completely. But does it still look cool? Yep.

I got these glitter singles from Wet ‘n Wild a while ago and used them on my eyes a couple times (including in my first 2-minute transformation video). But being the lipstick-lover I am, I naturally began to wonder how these would work on the lips. The packaging says, “for face and body only,” so I guess that’s promising…?

The full description online says:

Intensify your look with one swipe of these all NEW glitter cream shadows. Infused with Aloe and Coconut Oil, these shimmering glitters with a clear base, glide on and never over-dry. Each glitter shade is long-wearing and crease resistant to keep you looking flawless for hours. Wear alone or mix and match to instantly transform your look from ordinary to fabulous!

These were $0.99 each at the drugstore, and there are seven shades total. I got Spike (silver), Brass (gold), and Bleached (white/iridescent). TheseĀ also come in purple, red, pink, and blue. I stuck with the “neutrals” because I figured I could layer them over just about anything, but to be honest the red one is speaking to me right about now.

Wet 'n Wild glitters

These little pans contain glitter suspended in some sort of gel. This is great because it cuts down on the mess, but a bit difficult to apply because it can make the glitter stick to your finger/brush/whatever you use to apply this.These also don’t build up glitter as well as doing it the old-fashioned way, but they work pretty darn well for a buck (and thirty minutes of your life back)!

Watch me use all three shades on my lips in the video below.

You can see there was a little trail and error with these. My best tips are to use a matte lipstick that dries completely before adding the glitter on top, and to apply the glitter with a sponge eyeshadow applicator or a q-tip.

What do you think of these glitterĀ singles? What are you going to be for Halloween?

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