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Lip strobing is a thing and it’s about to hit the mainstream

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert7 years ago
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'Strobing' has become a part of the accepted beauty lexicon - the term now seems as ubiquitous as 'bronzing' - however, there's one context in which you might not yet have heard it used... lip strobing? Yep, it's a thing (and it's about to hit the big time). The brainchild of none other than industry icon Huda Kattan (who else!?), her game-changing lip lacquers are about to spark a shift in our collective attitude to make up. Glossy without being 'gloss', these clever top coats elevate your go-to lip colour to dizzying new heights of gorgeousness...

With iridescent shimmers, duo-chrome pigments and glistening flecks of glitter, these non-sticky lip finishes will optically augment your pout - visually plumping (no fillers needed!) to leave your lips perfectly pillow-y. Completely non-sticky (honest!), Huda's kaleidoscope of {Lip Strobes} come in sheer and pigment-rich shades, to drench your lips with colour or lend matte lip shades a multi-faceted, high-shine look.

Scattering the light to grant a multi-tonal lustre, choose from deep, berry shades such as 'Moody' and 'Fearless', or something with a hint-of-tint like 'Angelic' or 'Ritzy' worn alone, or on top of your favourite {Liquid Matte} to add an element of intrigue. Fabulously transformative, a quick slick will lend depth to 'ordinary' colours - they're like the sequins of your wardrobe, adding necessary 'dazzle' for a disco-ready vibe.

Like liquid light, the doe-foot applicator makes for effortless, precision application - concentrate the lacquer on the centre of your lower lip for instant (but believable) amplification - and don't feel that these colours have to be confined to lips. With wet-look make up having a 'moment', these gloss-not-glosses can be applied directly to the eyelids and then blurred with fingers for a sexy sheen of shiny shimmer. They're the easiest way to add an editorial edge to your everyday 'face'...

So, which will you be buying? Let us know which one's your favourite by leaving a comment below.


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...