Lip jewellery is having a moment. So are crystals—and not just for the the Moon-Juice-chugging crowd either. So in retrospect, we should have seen the latest #lipart craze coming.

The brainchild of makeup artist Johannah Adams, who was inspired by IRL jewellery pieces, crystal lips are utterly mystical and Museum-of-Natural-History worthy.

For each intricate lip look, Adam firsts paints the lips with metallic gold liner, then encrusts them with heavy glitter to mimic the texture of precious rocks like amethysts, pyrites, and druzy quartz. To seal everything in, she coats the lips with a slick of thick clear gloss.

As you can imagine, it’s a tedious process, taking Adams at least an hour to create each custom, opalescent pout. But if Instagram is any indication, that’s not stopping other MUAs from taking on the challenge—for better or for worse.

The technique has become such a phenomenon that Adams has already launched a collaboration with trippy, Colorado-based crystal purveyor @ZeadsDead. And damn, it’s impressive.

See more of our favourite crystal lip designs below:

Unicorn kisses! Glitter foundation should be a thing @jeffreestarcosmetics liquid lipstick in drug lord as base. @nyxcosmetics glitter brilliance in Ice, vivid brights liners in vivid petal & vivid blossom with a couple dots of mint julep mascara & with the help of the sugar sprinkles and clear gloss and a few mica flakes these angel crystal lips were born! This is what happens when you kiss a unicorn A solid figure that is made up of a repeating pattern of geometric shapes is known as a crystal. Crystals form when a liquid cools and hardens. During this crystallization process, molecules within the liquid pull together in a pattern. Some crystals, such as emeralds, form when magma cools very slowly. #nyxcosmetics #jeffreestar #jeffreestarcosmetics

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Via Marie Claire US