Beauty Trends

The latest ‘It’ eyeshadow is already in your make up bag

You’d be forgiven for believing that lip gloss is for, well, lips (#obvs), but did you know that make up’s shiniest confection is a multi-tasking marvel? Seems the beauty industry is waking up to vinyl’s versatility, and gloss now comes in many guises: ‘strobe’, ‘topper’ and ‘lacquer’ are labels you’re certain to see while perusing our virtual make up counter, and the latest take on gloss is that it shouldn’t be confined to kisses. So, instead of limiting these high-shine finishes to lips, you’ll find a wealth of content showing how to utilise this make up staple in a multitude of ways.

Huda Beauty’s {Lip Strobe} has a dazzling, light-scattering effect – elevating ‘basic’ lipstick shades to hypnotic new heights. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, the lacquered (non-sticky) texture of these bestselling lip hues lends an on-trend, editorial ‘edge’ to eyelids (and cheekbones). Opt for a pale, pearlescent shade and apply in a ‘C’ around brow and cheekbones for a dewy-skinned glow with an added dimension, or choose a darker shade (like ‘Moody’) for an avant-garde interpretation of the classic smoky eye. The oil-slick lustre has a sultry, ‘Kate Moss at a concert’ vibe that’s guaranteed to get you noticed…

Or use your fingertips to dab BECCA’s {Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss} to bare eyelids or on top of your preferred eyeshadow shades. In a kaleidoscope of colour-shifting hues – from pale ‘Pearl x Gold’ (ideal for a subtle suggestion of ‘polish’), to ‘Topaz x Gilt’ (an unexpected way to add a ‘flash’ of vibrant colour to your evening beauty look), this featherweight lip formula is is infused with a blend of nourishing extracts, to nurture the delicate skin of the fragile eye area.

And if you like to keep things ‘simple’, 3 Concept Eyes’ {Glass Gloss} lends skin a bold, mirror-like shine – ideal for amplifying pouts or granting naked eyelids a trend-led, HD lacquered finish. This also looks incredible when smudged on top of sooty kohl eye pencil – creating a smouldering ‘slept in’ aesthetic that looks like its straight from the pages of VOGUE.

Are you down with the vinyl revival? Will you be wearing lip gloss on your eyelids? Let us know what you think of this burgeoning trend…



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…