This has been a year of speaking up and speaking out. So why not give your words a little extra attention-grabbing flash? At the same moment in history, we’ve also reached peak festival beauty, where glitter butt is an actual thing that exists â€” why not up the ante for the trippiest look at Burning Man?
These, we assume, must be the questions behind one of the most extra beauty trends we’ve ever seen: glitter tongue. Yep, as in dipping your tongue in â€” you guessed it â€”glitter. It’s becoming quite the phenomenon, as it’s all over Instagram.
In reality, the over-the-top beauty trend started didn’t so much start as a way to make a statement, but with an accidental case of glitter lips gone wild. Australian makeup artist Jacinta Vukovic accidentally created glitter tongue when some sparkles mistakenly got onto her tongue during the creation of a metallic lip look. “I thought I would embrace it and make it the main focus!!” she wrote on Instagram.
Can’t resist the silver-tongued sparkle? There’s a few safety concerns to consider here. Swallowing a ton of sparkles isn’t exactly good for you (duh), so make sure â€” you know, if you ever decide there comes a time to replicate the glitzy mouth look â€”that you’re using non-toxic glitter. There are a few vegan glitter brands, like Lit, which sells safe-for-accidental-consumption-grade sparkles.
On a larger scale, glitter is not good for the environment. Micro plastics can leech chemicals and act like teeny life rafts for dangerous bacteria that gets into our water and food supply. All that glitters, certainly, isn’t good. So before you lick, look for a glitter that’s not only non-toxic but also environmentally friendly like BioGlitz, a plant-based, biodegradable glitter.