One of the biggest makeup trends this year has been shimmery or crystal lips. In line with this trend come geode lips—the kind of lips where you mix jewels with lip art. Curious to know more about this? Here’s a low-down…
What are geode lips?
 

What are geode lips?

In geode lips, one uses metallic colors, glitter and even crystals. The trend derives itself from geode, which is a sparkly precious stone that first inspired cakes and is now widely being used as a part of lip art.

How did the trend start rolling?
 

How did the trend start rolling?

It first started when blogger and makeup artist Johannah (@beyou.byjoh) created a lip art with crystals. With a bit of gold around the edges, the lip trend became an Instagram sensation in no time. Her inspiration was primarily galaxy patterns, marble and even cotton candy!

Too OTT for reality?
 

Too OTT for reality?

Although Johannah hasn’t been too open about the exact products used, she has been quoted saying her look has been created using liquid lipsticks and crystals. In an interview, the ace makeup artist also stated that it is a time-consuming process where every lip took almost an hour to create. Precisely why this one’s not really a ramp to reality trend and restricts itself to Instagram only.