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15 Metallic Lipsticks to Take Over the World in

Make your lips all metal, all the time
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Metallic lipsticks are one of the biggest trends of the moment, and it's not hard to tell why -- after all, what objection could one possibly have to the concept of gilded lips? They're glamorous, ultra-modern, and completely and satisfyingly shiny. When you think about it, it's kind of like special effects for your most alluring feature -- so you can bet it's a surefire way to amp up any look.

Be it a peachy nude or an eye-catching red, some added metallic shine never hurt any shade -- quite the opposite, in fact. The trend runs the gamut from sparkly glosses imbued with a touch of golden glitter, to full on high-coverage formulas in glorious shades of forest green -- and each shade is more gorgeous than the last. So, if you're looking to get in on this fun new trend, read on for 15 different ways to rock metallic lips.

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Bewitching Burgundy
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Black Metal Dahlia, $16

It doesn't get much more dangerously gorgeous than OCC's Black Metal Dahlia -- it's one of the cult brand's most well-known shades, and for good reason: The formula lasts and lasts, and it's every bit as alluring as it is high-impact. With a deep rich shade of burgundy imbued with gorgeous metallic glitter, it's a little dangerous and steampunk -- but at the same time traditionally beautiful. In other words? It's a true, multitasking keeper.

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Enchanting Emerald
ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Glossy Lip in Crystal Ball, $6

If you really want to make a splash with your metallic lipstick, look no further than ColourPop's eye-poppingly forest green Crystal Ball. Their highly pigmented metallic liquid lipsticks come in just about every shade of the rainbow, so there's something for everyone -- but this deep, deep green might just be their most shocking of all, which is always a plus in our book.

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Vibrant Violet
CoverGirl Colorlicious Lip Lava in Look It's Lava, $7.99

Though they're glosses, these Lip Lavas have more than enough pigment to go around -- heck, they're more pigmented than some lipsticks, even. Plus, they're shiny both in terms of metallic glitter content and in terms of finish, which definitely makes this something of a standout formula (though the strong scent/flavor may be a turnoff for some). Oh, and did we mention you can nab one for less than $10 at your favorite local drugstore? If you're looking to give the product a try, the electric violet lacquer Look It's Lava might have to become your new go-to.

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Ruby Red
Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004, $60

For true beauty risk-takers, Pat McGrath's lip kit really takes things to the Next Level (seriously, it deserves the capitalization). The up to three-step application process for this metallic lipstick kit merits major commitment, and is no joke -- especially with the hefty price tag. It's all worth it, though: the two matte bases, two shades of glitter and high-shine gloss all add up to major haute couture perfection -- you'll look like you walked right off a Paris runway.

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BY ROSIE NARASAKI | SEP 21, 2016 | SHARES
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