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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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.
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.
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.
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.