When you're in a beauty rut, it's a little like looking in your closet and seeing absolutely nothing to wear. Sure, you have the bones to create a killer look — a bold liner here, a bottle of texture spray there — but sometimes you just need a boost of inspiration. That's why we created Short Cuts, a series of quick, easy-to-follow videos meant to educate, empower, and excite the beauty nerds in all of us. Whether you're looking to learn something new or to refresh your current routine, there's a Short Cut for you.
Step 1. Buff concealer or foundation onto your lips — this will create a blank canvas for the glitter.
Step 2. Tap a clear gloss onto the center of your lips to give the glitter something to stick to. (Pro Tip: Vaseline works wonders, too.)
Step 3. Powder the outer corners of your mouth for a matte finish.
Step 4. Using your fingers or a flat brush, gently pat the glitter on top of the gloss. And avoid greasy salads for the next three hours.