“That’s too much glitter”, said no one ever! The only thing stopping you from jumping on the bandwagon of the holographic lip gloss trend is you. As experimental as ever, the world of makeup brings to you yet another great look to try and make your own. And in this post, we are going to help you nail this and more.
If all things glitter and some bit of shimmer is more your style, the possibilities are endless. In this post, we have compiled a list of the 10 best holographic lip glosses of 2021 to help you create the perfect prismatic look that is all the rage right now. But wait! There’s more! We are also sharing some tips, tricks, and best kept secrets to help you choose the product that suits you best and get the most of it by applying it correctly. So, dive right in and channel your inner unicorn!
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10 Best Holographic Lip Glosses Of 2021 – A Review Guide
“Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the shiniest of them all?” The Unicorn Snot Holographic Glitter Lip Gloss is the one that fits this description perfectly. This holographic lip gloss comes in a pretty pink tint and is an oil-based formula that feels lightweight and non-sticky. This vegan and cruelty-free lip gloss is made using cosmetic-grade glitter, making it safe for use not only on your lips but on your face as well. It delivers a high-shine gloss while also moisturizing your lips.
- Can be worn on its own or over lipstick
- Can be used on lips and face
- Not tested on animals
- Safe for use on skin
- The consistency may be too thick or clumpy for some.
Aren’t we all left enchanted by prismatic colors? With the L.A. Girl Holographic Gloss Topper, you get to top your favorite lip tint and create a statement all summer-long. This lip gloss is packed with the goodness of aloe extracts, rosehip oil, and vitamin E to help keep your lips conditioned, soft, and supple. Just apply a layer of the lip gloss with color-shifting holographic pigments and leave it to the pigments to their thing and reflect light for a stunning finish.
- Imparts an iridescent finish
- Goes well over lipsticks and lip tints
- Available in 4 colors
- May not be long-lasting
You know how lip glosses can make your lips feel sticky? Well, you can bid goodbye to that feeling with this holographic clear lip gloss from Glossier. It offers what Glossier proudly calls the ‘glassy finish’ that lasts a long time. Enriched with the wonderfully nourishing properties of jojoba oil and vitamin E, this formulation feels absolutely comfortable to wear all day long. Wait, we are not done yet! The doe-foot applicator glides smoothly over your lips to deliver just the perfect amount of product in one sweeping motion.
- Fuzzy doe foot applicator picks up the right amount of the gloss
- Quantity provided may be too little.
Are you looking for a lip gloss with a high shine that lives up to its name? The Galaxy Lumiere Holographic Lip Gloss from L’Oréal Paris brings the iridescence of all the galaxies to your lips. This holographic lip gloss is formulated with iridescent pearls that deliver an unparalleled rose tinted sheen. The texture is incredibly smooth as it glides over your favorite lipstick shade or on its own, and watch as it catches the light and glows brighter than the stars!
- Prismatic lip gloss
- Easy to apply
- Leaves lips feeling moisturized
- Has a pleasant fragrance
- Available in 4 beautiful shades
- The shades may not suit all skin tones.
- May not last long and hence may require frequent touch-ups.
Let’s face it, many of us have found it difficult to find a lip color that transitions seamlessly from a day to a night look. But this holographic lip gloss from CAI Cosmetics is going to find a place of pride in your vanity set for this very reason! A shine that just won’t quit, this lip gloss will last you hours at a time. Infused with high-quality ingredients, this product is made using cosmetic-grade glitter, making it safe for regular use. Also, did we tell you that this product is cruelty-free?
- Applies easily
- Some users have reported that it may not offer an opaque finish.
Not much is better than a trendy clear holographic lip gloss than one that is nourishing as well. This lip gloss in the shade Cosmic delivers the goodness of vitamin E to your lips while also dazzling onlookers. This lightweight formula is packed with shimmering microparticles or pearls while also conditioning your lips. Apply this non-sticky, sheer pink lip gloss as a topper over your current favorite lip tint or wear it over bare lips.
- Infused with vitamin E
- Non-tacky formula
- Medium opaque finish that goes well with all lip colors
- Suitable for daily wear as well
- May not last long.
How often have we marvelled at the beauty of a supernova in our universe? Channel all that resplendence into your makeup by swiping the Stellar Lights Holographic Lip Gloss over your lips. Not only does the lightweight formula condition your lips, it also leaves them feeling smooth and non-sticky. Infused with holographic pearls that reflect light, don’t be caught off guard when it makes you sparkle like the night sky! Transition smoothly from a day to night look by swiping it over a lipstick of your choice.
- Offers a color-shifting effect
- Lightweight formula
- Does not feel sticky on the lips
- Leaves lips feeling soft and supple
- Available in 6 shades
- The relatively strong fragrance of the lip gloss may not appeal to all.
Have you ever heard of a lip gloss formulated using meteorite powder and twilight pearl? Well, this iridescent lip gloss from MILK MAKEUP is sure to make you and your entire squad fall head-over-heels in love with it! Not only does the holographic glitter lip gloss impart a brilliant shine but it also hydrates your lips. Infused with the natural goodness of avocado oil, mango butter, and coconut oil this lip gloss leaves your lips feeling moisturized. Recreate all of your makeup looks with just one swipe of this lip gloss as it imparts a prismatic color payoff.
- Prismatic hue
- Hydrating formula
- Infused with twilight pearl and meteorite powder for a high shine
- Non-sticky formula
- The shade may not suit all skin tones.
This Pacifica holographic lip gloss in the shade Cosmos is absolutely out of this world (see what we did there?)! Create the perfect holographic lips with one smooth swipe and enjoy the hydrating benefits of the formula for hours together. A brand well known for being 100% vegan and cruelty-free, this lip gloss is free from phthalates, parabens, SLS, or petroleum. A look into the ingredient list shows that it is infused with extracts of safflower, jojoba, and rose seed oil. Need we say more?
- Iridescent finish
- Hydrating formula
- Smooth application
- Wand picks up the right amount of product
- Great shine that is available in 3 shades
- The consistency may be too thick for some.
- May be slightly sticky.
The last product on our list is this set of 6 holographic lip glosses. High on shine, this lip gloss set features a water-based formula that is long-lasting and non-sticky. It is waterproof but does not dry your lips over the course of the day. Offering a sheer finish, this lip gloss delivers a great shine that contours your lips well. The lip gloss is easy to apply with the applicator provided and can be removed easily without leaving behind any stains. Since it comes in a set of 6 sparkly shades, you can choose any color based on your mood for the day!
- Lightweight formula
- Great color payoff
- Sheer finish
- Does not make your lips dry
- The finish may be too sheer for some.
And with that we have come to the end of our list of the 10 best holographic lip glosses this year! Let us now explore a few pointers to keep in mind to help you get the best out of the product you have chosen.
How To Choose The Best Holographic Lip Gloss – A Guide
With so many great holographic lip glosses out there, how do you get one that suits you best? Here a few points that can help you along the way:
- Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that sparkles and glitter may not be up to everyone’s taste. Having said that, if you really want to jump on the wagon of the holographic trend and pick a lip gloss that has lesser glitter to begin with. For this, you could give RK by KISS Holographic Lip Gloss a try. If you’re an experienced player of the game, you could definitely give one of the iridescent lip glosses from MILK MAKEUP or Glossier a try. These are sure to offer the sparkly payoff that you are looking for.
- Always choose holographic glitter for lip gloss that is marked ‘cosmetic-grade’. This makes it suitable for regular use on your skin.
- Choosing a formulation that nourishes and conditions your lips goes a long way in making sure that your lips are taken care of. Regular use of cosmetic products can leave your skin dry and dull. Therefore, choose lip glosses that leave your lips smooth, hydrated, and supple.
How To Apply Holographic Lip Gloss?
Now that you have chosen the right holographic lip gloss for yourself, let us get the most of it by knowing how to apply it:
- Step 1: Prep your lips by applying a base layer of lipstick or lip primer. This helps the gloss last longer.
- Step 2: Take a fair amount of your favorite holographic lip gloss on the wand and apply it to the center of your lips, dragging the wand towards the corners.
- Step 3: Using your finger, lightly smudge the gloss over your lips to make sure that it looks even. If you have a light layer of lipstick underneath, take care not to smudge too hard as it may erase the tint.
Also, don’t forget to carry your lip gloss with you so that you are not left high and dry, should you need a touch-up along the day.
With this we have come to the end of this post! With trends in the makeup world aplenty, this is the one we are rooting for. We are here for anything that sparkles and allows us to be creative with our makeup, aren’t we? With any one of the above-mentioned 10 best holographic lip glosses we have listed out in this post, we are confident that you’ll be able to experiment with the latest trends and possibly create some new ones along the way. So what are you waiting for? Unleash your inner unicorn and have fun while you’re at it!