5 Lipsticks That Look Even Cooler on Your Eyelids
Finding makeup hacks that both cut down on the time I have to spend staring at my mug in the morning and wind up yielding extra compliments is my ultimate ambition, both as a beauty editor and as an everyday human who survives on praise and praise alone. This motivation is why my heart quickened during an interview I did last year with up-and-coming model Iris Law (the stunning 17-year-old daughter of Jude). The young model was discussing her new campaign with Burberry Beauty when she shared with me this secret trick: Her favourite way to use the brand's Liquid Lip Velvet is actually as a cream eyeshadow. I instantly tried the clever hack myself and in the year since, lipstick as eyeshadow (lidstick as I like to call it) has become something of my signature look.
Where to begin listing the things I love about this technique: First of all, it makes eye makeup application effortless as you can dab the product straight from the tube or applicator onto your lid and blend out with your finger, no brushes needed. The products are always more pigmented than most traditional cream eyeshadows, so you barely need any to guarantee a statement-making look. And because pink, red, and orange eyeshadows are so in right now, the natural palette of lip products lends itself perfectly. Every time I wear the same lip product on both my eyes and lips, creating a cool monochromatic vibe, the compliments roll in all day.
Not all lipsticks work as eyeshadows, but after a year of experimenting, I have discovered five that do. Keep scrolling to shop my favourite lipsticks to use as liquid eyeshadows.
If Sisley's absurdly hydrating, pigmented balms are my favourite everyday lip products (which they are), I like them even better on my eyes. The balmy finish creates a super youthful, dewy effect, and to my delight, the product actually stays put all day. My favourite shade to use on my eyes and lips is their bright peachy coral (see the photo below for evidence).
Iris Law's lidstick of choice is this high-end Burberry pick, whose liquid formula creates more of a soft, velvety effect. Her favourite shades to wear on her eyes are Fawn, a warm pink you could wear every day, and Oxblood, a statement burgundy for nights out.
Blinding colour payoff on the lips, blonding colour payoff on the eyes: MAC's creamy Liptensity lipsticks have become another favourite on the lids. What's cool about this range is that it offers an interesting variety of purple hues, from rich violets to muted lavenders, which look especially cool next to green eyes.
A drugstore favourite of editors, makeup artists, and consumers, NYX's soft matte lip cream is a winner on the lips, but did you know it looks even cooler about four inches north? Anyone who's into the hot pink eye makeup trend but hasn't been able to find a shadow that works, definitely give this lippie in San Paulo a try.
Fenty's shade ranges are unmatched across the board, and their Mattemoiselle lipstick line is no exception. For a ridiculously pretty, just-weird-enough, monochromatic look, try the periwinkle blue shade Ya Dig?! on both your eyes and lips.
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