Thanks to New York–based makeup artist Johannah Adams, Instagram’s newest beauty trend is crystalizing your lips! It’s crazy how realistic they look and we think should be considered art. Adams creates her gemlike lips using heavy glitter, a color base, and a thick, clear gloss. But just because the products are simple doesn’t mean the process is. Like all good art, Adams’s looks take time; hers take about an hour to complete.
And Adams isn’t the only one getting into the gem game. Australian makeup artist Genevieve Jauquet has her own Instagram crystal-lip collection, using liquid lipstick, Mehron pigments, flecks of glitter, and cut-up sequins.
Obviously this isn’t something you’d do every day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little makeup inspo for your next big event!
ADAMS’S AMETHYST LIPS
ADAMS’S ROSE QUARTZ LIPS
JAUQUET’S AMETHYST LIPS
JAUQUET’S FOOL’S-GOLD LIPS