You Won't Be Able to Stop Looking at Pictures of the New Oil-Slick Lip Trend

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Shiny. Sheeny. Glean-y. Lustrous. Iridescent. All of the aforementioned don't even begin to describe the mesmerizing effects oil-slicked lips have on the naked eye.

Instagram's obsession du jour, the trend first started gaining traction back in the winter, but is reaching a fever pitch amidst the dog days of summer. We imagine this is because the sizzling temps are much more hospitable to the wet-finish look (glossy lids, dewy skin, etc.) than, say, a matte lip. (Sorry, Kylie.)

The oil-slick effect mimics that of the syrupy petrol liquid, with a holographic-like veneer and a rainbow's worth of jewel tone shades, such as blue, violet, and green. It's all about how the light hits your pout. Here, a few of our favorite takes on the trend:

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Now the question is, do you dare?

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