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Oil-Slick Lips Are The Latest Makeup Trend To Take Over Instagram

02/09/2016 04:34 EST | Updated 02/09/2016 04:59 EST

Who knew petrol puddles could inspire Instabeauties?

Instagram beauty gurus are obsessing over the latest makeup trend, oil-slick lips, the mixing and layering of metallic hues of purple, green, grey and blue that give pouts that swirly oil effect we tend to see from leaked gas on the streets. Also known as "holographic" or "mermaid" lips, the new trend takes lip gloss to a whole new level.

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The high-shine look may seem like you have oil plastered all over your lips, but the results are stunning. Using brighter colours in the middle of your pout, you'll want a darker colour lip shade as the base of your look. Many Instagram makeup artist are using cult-classic Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' Lip Tar, a metallic and shimmering liquid lipstick, to create the look.

Get inspired by these girls below!


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