Oil slick lips are here and they’re next-level gorgeous

Hair art has been a thing for quite a while now, really hitting its peak in 2015/2016. Trends like space hair, fire hair, mermaid hair, and my personal favorite, rose gold hair all use creative coloring techniques to create a vibrant or subtle ‘do. Now, the creative color fad is moving on down from hair to lips, with makeup artists creating some ~seriously~ exquisite and unique looks.

The latest in lip color trends is being called “oil-slick lips.” This trend has actually been lurking around in the beauty world for a bit (Seventeen reported on it in February), picking up a ton of traction on Instagram earlier in the year. Oil-slick lips followed the rise of popularity in oil-slick hair (aka, “rainbow hair for brunettes“) and oil-slick nails, all mimicking the multicolor iridescent sheen of an oil spill.

And it’s seriously so pretty on lips, you guys.

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I’m obsessed!

According to PopSugar, this look can be achieved *super* easily by layering on different metallic eyeshadows. That’s right; you don’t even need special lip products to get this look! I don’t know about you, but I love being able to repurpose existing makeup for fun new uses.

Makeup artist Kasey Ault makes it look beyond simple to rock a “holographic oil spill” lip, in her video for PopSugar Beauty. It takes her mere seconds! That’s talent.

First, you start with a metallic purple eye shadow, layering it on at the outer edges of the lips.

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Then, you move towards the center of the lips, dabbing on metallic pinks and blues.

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Next, you use a gold cream shadow on the bottom and top center of the lips, to highlight. Add some more glittery pink and blue as you see fit.

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Finally, you clean it all up with some concealer and voila! Super chic iridescent lips.

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The great thing about the oil slick lips look is that it’s so multifaceted. You can really do whatever you want with it — some go for a darker, inkier look, using a clear gloss on top to accentuate the sheen, while others (like Kasey in her vid) go for a brighter, more summer-y glitter-based look.

Either way you rock it, this lip art is a gorgeous trend and a perfect summer night out look.

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