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How to Get Gorgeous Glass Lips in 4 Easy Steps

Think glossy lips dialed up a few notches.
November 25, 2022
Glass Lips

From K-Beauty’s buzziest glass skin to glazed donut skin, we’ve seen every version of a glossy, pristine and dewy complexion at the forefront of trends. So much so that it’s even earned a place in our hair routine as glass hair and in our makeup routine as glass lips. The latter comes just in time for the holidays and is the perfect way to help your makeup look shine. 

Read on as we share how to get gorgeous, glassy lips in just four simple steps and with only three products. 

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How to Get Glass Lips in 4 Easy Steps

While glass skin and glass hair are a bit more maintenance to achieve, glass lips are the simplest take on the trend. This means it doesn’t require a 10-step routine or arsenal of different products to get the look. Check out our step-by-step tutorial to nail the glass lip trend for your holiday makeup party look

1. Use a Damp Towel to Exfoliate Your Lips 

The glass skin trend, including any variations of it, is known for its glossy, smooth and pristine finish. This means before you even reach for gloss, you’ll need to use a damp towel or lip scrub to lightly exfoliate your lips. Let’s face it, with the drop in temperature, chapped lips are inevitable but removing any dead skin is a must before wearing any type of lipstick or gloss. 

Editor’s tip: If you want to overline your lips, do it after exfoliating and before you apply a sheer lipstick. To best complement the look, we recommend sticking to a neutral pink or brown shade of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner

2. Apply a Sheer, Luminous Lipstick

Since your freshly exfoliated lips are likely begging for moisture, coat your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract. This lightweight lipstick is infused with pomegranate extract to hydrate and nurture the lips for a noticeably softer, pillowy pout. It gives a your-lips-but-better look and the buildable, luminous finish serves as the perfect base for your glass lips. 

3. Layer On Gloss

Once your lipstick is on, it’s time to layer on the glossiest lip gloss you own. Our favorite is the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump in Mirror. This clear, high-shine lip gloss delivers a plumping, long-lasting formula infused with hyaluronic acid to keep your lips moisturized, comfortable and smooth all day long.  

If you prefer your glass lip with a little bit of shimmer, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 Hour Pro Lip Gloss, Hydrating Finish in Frosted

4. Finish With Lipstick

Glass lips have a sheer finish that resembles a glossy, wash of color rather than the pigmented and velvety finish of lipstick. If you’re hoping to rock a pink or vampy red glass lip, the trick is to apply the lipstick after your gloss. While this method feels a bit out of order, dabbing lipstick over your gloss is going to help you maintain the diffused glass finish rather than just looking like you’re just wearing lip gloss layered over lipstick.

The trick is to use lipstick with a luminous finish like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick. With your shade of choice, lightly dab the lipstick over the gloss and use a finger to blend it in. The goal is to create a wash of color that resembles a lip stain rather than all-over pigment. 

When you’re finished applying your lipstick, you may add another layer of gloss if you feel it’s needed. Just remember to clean the wand of any lipstick before sealing it back in the tube. 

Next: 7 Shades of Burgundy Lipstick to Wear this Holiday Season

Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo Credit: Lauren IG @/laurenphelanmakeup, Design Credit: Sarah Duvivier

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