Metallic lips went crazy last year, every brand started releasing their own version left right and centre, so I thought I’d give you the low down on my favourites and where not to spend your hard earned cash. Plus I’ll give you my opinion on the trend, as love it or loathe it, I think we’ll be seeing it well into 2018.
SPOILER: I love metallic lips, paired with a matte eye to add a little something or with a sparkly eye for an intense glitter glam, I just live for it.
They’re affordable, comfortable on the lips and easy to get hold of as the majority of boots stores stock them. Buuut… The shade range isn’t that great, the two minis pictured swatch pretty similar (see bottom image) and the shade variety isn’t that vast unlike their matte range.
A moussey formula, pretty shade range and affordable price point puts these up there as one of my favourites. I just wish they were a bit more metallic, but on the contrary, this makes them perfect for people who don’t essentially want glitter lips like moi.
This is alright.. it’s pretty, I’ll give it that, but nothing special. I bought this whilst in NYC so it has more of a sentimental value for me, but it is a very pretty shade and is nice on the lips, I just don’t find myself reaching for it that often.
I loved and wore this before metallic lips were a thing, for me this is more of a lip topper as it isn’t that pigmented, but it is such a pretty shade on the lips. These would be SO much better in my opinion if they dried down completely matte as I frequently avoid wearing this as it transfers like a bitch.
Well.. I kind of hate myself for saying this.. but this is my favourite metallic lipstick e v e r. I know Kylie’s brand is so controversial and a nightmare to get shipped over, but I have to give it to her that this formula is amazing. Opaque, a beautiful red copper shade and so god damn long wearing. However I have heard that her formula is a copy of the more affordable brand colourpop, so maybe check there shades out before splashing your cash on these and waiting months for your order. *sips tea*
This is incredible for £4, silver isn’t my go to colour and as this is super pigmented I don’t reach for it very often, but when I do I can’t believe how good the quality is for the price. After writing this post, it has made me really want to try some more “me” shades from this range, superdrug I’m coming for ya.
LEFT TO RIGHT: sleek roman copper, sleek rusted rose, sleek volcanic, body shop pink nickel, body shop plum titanium, mac new york apple, too faced metallic debutante, kylie cosmetics reign & mua luxe luster
That’s my round up, conclusion, best of or whatever you want to call it of metallic lipsticks and the craze that surrounded them last year. Compared to wavy brows and nose hair extensions it’s pretty harmless. If there’s any trends you think are going to be big this year then definitely let me know!
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