These days on Instagram there is some outrageous lip art going on. Marble lips are the newest trend that has come into the social media spotlight. After all the unicorn craziness that was going on lately it was about the time to put our attention on something else. Instagrammers probably got the inspiration from the marble nails that were popular not so long ago. And I have to say, these marbleized lips are probably the most beautiful thing you have ever seen on Instagram. They look unreal and according to beauty gurus, they are very simple to recreate.
The majority of Instagrammers decided on the simple Carrara marble effect. For this purpose, they use a white matte base and a very thin brush topped with a gray color. Additionally, they swirl with the brush all over the lips in order to achieve the marble effect. On my great pleasure, there was a group of Instagrammers who decided to upgrade these initial marble lip arts. Namely, they added electric colors on the base and a splash of gold and silver tones and created lip art that is out of this world.
Some of the beauty influencers popular on both Instagram and YouTube filmed videos on how to achieve this mesmerizing marble effect. According to them, you need to use a bright base, preferably white. Then use one or couple more colors to draw thin lines and dots. To bring this lip art on another level use a gold or silver eyeliner or other highly pigmented product and line specific parts of your lips. Layer a clear gloss on the top if you prefer a shiny marbleized effect and you are ready to capture the moment for Instagram!
I don’t believe that this trend is suitable for everyday makeup, but honestly, I wouldn’t mind if people start walking around with marble lips. This is probably my favorite Insta-trend so far.
Photo courtesy of Instagrammers: @makeup by_dena, @missjazminad, @genevievejauquet, @ahearthsdesires