Search for #LipArt on Instagram, and you’ll be blown away by the hundreds and hundreds of wildly imaginative and beautiful designs you’ll find. Glittery designs, ombre, lifelike drawings of people and landscapes, Swarovski crystals…the limit truly does not exist. Keep reading for twenty of our favorite creative lip art designs.
The story behind these lip art looks is so beautiful. @sara_mua_ was inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsukuroi, which translates to ‘repair with gold’. It’s the act of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer, and appreciating that a piece even more beautiful after being broken. Love.
This ‘foiled’ lip art is absolutely stunning. @theminaficent used NYX’s Blackberry Lip Liner, LA Splash liquid lippies in Sangre Azul and Guadalupe, plus My Beauty Addiction’s Eclipse Highlighter in Sphinx.
Lumberjack lippie! Love this checkered design – grab a red lipstick and black liner to attempt to recreate it if you’re feeling bold. (Photo via @RyanKellyMUA)
Laura Jenkinson is probably the most famous ‘lip artist’ on Instagram. You can easily get lost in her extensive feed full of creative and astoundingly accurate drawings. Most of her designs feature a famous cartoon character, like Sylvester the Cat above, with their mouth matching up with hers. So charming and sweet.
Another look by Andrea Reed, this one is all about glitz and glam. She lined her glittery raspberry lips with Anastasia’s Midnight Liquid Lipstick. The best part of the entire look? She matched her nails too!
Liquid gold. This look by Vlada Haggerty is so luxe that it’s hard to believe it was inspired by Star Wars of all things. Yes, her lips pay homage to the classic character of C-3PO. She mixed Mehron’s Metallic Powder in Gold with Wet ’n’ Wild’s Clear Lip Gloss to achieve the look.
Leave it Samantha Ravndahl to always blow us away with her creative and gorgeous looks. For her blue and gold look, she used Melt’s Blitzed as a base, stamped Sugarpill’s Goldilux on top using plastic wrap and outlined it with NYX’s Matte Liquid Liner.
Makeup with a message. When gay marriage was declared legal nationwide, Samantha Ravndahl let her lips do the talking with a design that reflected the beautiful sentiment that #LoveWins.
The sharp, curved outline of this look by Samantha Fournier gives the entire lip a ‘comic book’ feel. For the pop art lippie, she used Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Weirdo, Blue Velvet and Jawbreaker, plus NYX’s White Liquid Liner.
This ‘fireworks’ design by @sara_mua_ is so fun! She used LA Splash’s Venom as a base, then used Jeffree Star’s Blow Pony & Drug Lord, LA Splash’s Effie & Severus, and Anastasia’s Midnight & Party Pink for the fireworks.
Going for gold: @missjazminad piled on all the gold she could find for her dramatic New Year’s look. Obsessed with this, but she definitely has to make sure not to rub her lips together! 😉
Astounded by this intricate, detailed lip art of the famous New York City skyline by @missjazminad. It’s truly a piece of artwork on the most unlikely and tiny of canvas: lips.
This look by @neztheartist is pretty simple to recreate: just grab your favorite liquid lipstick and loose glitter and you’re set! She mixed Gerard’s Immortal with Anastasia’s Midnight, then patted Violet Voss glitter on top.
Vespa Obradovic shows what an unusual and stunning combo dark green and turquoise are. Why don’t these two colors get paired together more often?! For this lip art, she used ABH’s Midnight, Kat Von D’s Birdcage and Gunner shadows from the Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book, plus Graftobian Metal Mania in Silver with blue body paint mixed in.
Like a streak of lightning! This look by the crazy talented Sarah McG is in a league of its own. For a base, she used Melt’s Bane with Sugarpill’s Cold Chemistry Palette on top. She then used the Urban Decay Electric Palette for the purple, and NYX’s White Liquid Liner for the lightning bolts.
To watch a step-by-step tutorial, check out this snakeskin lip art by BeautifulYouTV:
Would you ever try lip art? Let us know what you think of the bold trend in the comments!
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