I Tried the Bizarre Lipstick Hack Jude Law's Daughter Swears By

Amanda Montell

As a beauty editor, people often ask me where I learn my best beauty tips. The answer is usually from a makeup artist or fellow Byrdie team member. But my favorite makeup trick of 2017 so far came from a very unexpected source: Jude Law's 16-year-old daughter, Iris.

Earlier this year, I interviewed the up-and-coming model on behalf of her new campaign with Burberry Beauty (Iris is the face of its Liquid Lip Velvet, $34, which launched in January). As we were chatting makeup, Iris mentioned that her favorite way to use her liquid lipstick is not on her lips at all. She uses it as "colorful eye shadow," she told me with nonchalance, explaining that she applies a dusty pink shade to her lids for daytime and a vampy oxblood "as more of a bold thing."

At first, the idea of putting lipstick on your eyelids seemed backward (or upside down, as it were). But on second thought, it made perfect sense. The liquid lipstick's saturated color would surely last much longer than your average liquid eye shadow, and a whipped, hydrating formula like Burberry's would guarantee crease-free wear.

Just to make sure, I brought the idea to celebrity makeup artist Brittany Spyksma—and she was totally on board. "I've used lip pencils as eyeliner, cream blush on lips, and I regularly use my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments on my lips and cheeks," she told me. "Makeup should be fun, and you can bend the rules on how to use so many products."

With the blessing of a professional and a famous teenager, I decided to give the look a try. Keep scrolling for proof that putting liquid lipstick on your eyes is a really, really good idea.

"Makeup should be fun, and you can bend the rules on how to use so many products."

Brittany Spyksma
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