10 Glitter Lipsticks For Your Next Going Out-Out Look

Go big or go home.

The best glitter lipsticks

It began (as many great beauty trends do) with : Alessandro Michele’s Cruise 2020 show was a make-up maximalist’s dream, where fake tattoos, paintbox eyes and glittering lips set the tone for a season of brilliantly bold beauty.

If for the past few years, your go-to make-up look has been dominated by dewy, glowing skin and boyish brows, now is the time to re-acquaint yourself with sparkle, shine and statement-making swipes of colour once more.

From to the return of blush, it’s clear we’re all ready to have a little fun with our make-up looks right now, and a sparkle-soaked lipstick is one of the easiest ways to make a statement.

A glitter lip guarantees drama, yet you don’t have to be a certified MUA to master the look (good news if you never had the patience for a seven-shade smoky eye). It’s the perfect high-impact, low-effort look.

Just a quick swipe of any of these glittering lipsticks will deliver disco-ball drama to any look, whether it’s for a festival, big night out, or simply to take the edge off a Monday morning commute (we salute you).

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1 BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath’s 24kt BlitzTrance lipstick is quite possibly the campest of the bunch. Pure yellow-gold flecks ensure explosive impact, whether from a distance or close up, while the predictably flawless formula ensures lips don’t dry out, no matter how long you’re partying for. An absolute must for make-up magpies.

2 Lip Cristal

Think of Chantecaille’s Lip Cristal as the gateway glitter lipstick  – if you need a little easing in to the trend, this is the one for you. More pretty than punk, the finish is slightly sheer with a flattering frosted glow. What’s more, with every lipstick sold the brand will plant a tree in Kenya as part of its ongoing humanitarian ethos.

3 Over The Top Lip Gloss
Dose Of Colors

Ideal for wearing solo or as a topper to your favourite lipstick, this glitter-steeped gloss is one of the most high-shine options around. The yellow-gold flecks bring all the nostalgic vibes – think 90s-era J.Lo and you're on the right track. 

4 Glory Boss Lip Gloss

Stila’s clever offering is loaded with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump lips without the bee-sting feeling of menthol-infused plumpers. The shade range here was clearly made with Instagram in mind  – think blue-flecked purples and prismatic pearly whites.

5 TOM FORD Lip Spark Lipstick, Firestar

As bouji as glitter lipsticks come, Tom Ford's Lip Spark has a satisfyingly velvet-finish outside and once applied delivers a sheer punch of holographic purple glitter.

6 Altered Universe Lip Gloss
Lipstick Queen

If super-pretty, wet-look glimmer is more your thing, add Lipstick Queen’s gloss to your wishlist. The white and lilac pearlescent pigments are extra-soft, so the effect is more of an icy shine than look-at-me shimmer. Swipe it over a nude lipstick to create a multi-dimensional effect.

7 Glitter Flip Lipstick
Ciaté London

Swipe this clever two-phase formula over your lips, leave it to dry, then press your lips together to reveal the sparkling particles. Gimmicky, but such good fun.

8 Glitter Goals Liquid Lipstick
NYX Professional Makeup

These glitter-infused metallic lipsticks dry to a comfortable finish, so are perfect for those big nights out. From deep purple hues to the perfect postbox red, every shade offers serious, opaque impact.

9 Glittergasm Lip Bullet

This brilliant lip balm offers both nourishment and notice-me impact. It’s soaked with holographic flecks of glitter that look great as a solo statement, or layered over a coloured lipstick.

10 Kevyn Aucoin Molten Gems Liquid Lipstick – £22
Kevyn Aucoin best glitter lipsticks

Extra-fine pearlescent flecks bring a grown-up feel to Kevyn Aucoin’s sparkling liquid lipstick. The pointed doe-foot applicator makes precise application a breeze, while the non-slimy gloss won’t stick to your hair.

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