On Trend: Metallic Lips


Cosmetic brands, high-end and low have been rolling out their version of “metallic lips,” which are iridescent matte or satin finish lip products that give high shine like a gloss, but more durable like lipstick.

I was in Sephora a few months back, and saw Smash Box’s ‘Be Legendary Liquid Lip Metal’ and just decided to give it a try. I picked up the only red shade in the line “Crimson Chrome” and I loved it immediately!

The product can be used by itself or as a topper. I used a regular smegular red matte lipstick from NYX and topped it with Crimson Chrome.

The Lip Metal is $24, but so worth the money. I eventually went back and got a neutral brown ‘Brains ‘N’ Bronze. I didn’t love it like the red lippie, but it’s still a great product.


If you are not trying to spend $24 on lipstick there are some cheaper offerings from Lime Crime and NYX.

The California Love collection from Lime Crime retails slightly cheaper at $18 or in a bundle for $64. There are 5 shades to choose from: L.A., Summer, Unicorn, Gemini and Heirloom.

California Love Collection

Even cheaper drugstore heavyweight NYX has their Liquid Suede Metallic Matte in 12 shades for the lowest price of $7.50!

I personally love this trend and can’t wait to experiment in the fall!


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