From our hair to our lips, the whimsical wet-look is certainly no stranger to the world of beauty. If you thought that you’d tried it all though, think again! There’s a new trend in town: glossy lids, otherwise known as wet-look lids, are here to stay! If you’re keen to give them a go, here’s everything that you need to know.
What are glossy lids?
They’re exactly what they sound like – lids that are glossy. While most of us are used to matte eyeshadows, the wet-look lids aesthetic adds a glossy glimmer that is sure to steal the show. Unfortunately, there aren’t really any glossy eyeshadows available on the market yet, so it’s up to you to make your own.
How do I get the look?
You’ll need your favourite loose pigment or cream eyeshadow and a lip gloss. You can’t go wrong with the matte/metallic, 24-hour Maybelline Puma X Maybelline Face Duo Stick mixed with the Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss or the NYX Professional Lip Lingerie in Clear. Mix both products in equal parts for best results and apply using a flat brush. Blend with a round blending brush to soften the look and lock it in place with a setting spray.
What to look out for
This aesthetic is quite experimental, so you’ll definitely want to take your new mixture along with you if you’ll be going out. Touch-ups are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to play around with bright colours but, if you do, remember to keep the rest of your makeup muted.
There’s no denying that wet-look lids are glossy, girly and glamourous. Do you dare?