Trend to Try: Metallic Lipstick

Happy Monday, everyone!

Today's post is another trend to try - this time focused on metallic lipstick! Brands have been releasing these products like there's no tomorrow lately (Colourpop, Urban Decay, and Too Faced just to name a few) so I figured I'd take a stab at this craze. My lovely boyfriend picked out a few of the BH Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liquid Lipsticks all on his own and surprised me with them for Christmas. These are only $7 a piece at the moment and the shade range includes a mixture of super bold colors with some more neutral shades.

 BH Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liquid Lipsticks. From top to bottom: Lucy, Lucinda

BH Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liquid Lipsticks. From top to bottom: Lucy, Lucinda

Most of the metallic lipsticks that have been saturating the makeup market are liquid lipsticks that apply wet and dry down matte. These lipsticks are all jam-packed with sparkles; when the light hits just-so, your lips look like they're coated in liquid metal. This is a super fun trend that gives off some major 90s foiled lip vibes.

I wasn't too sure about how I felt about this trend initially as I am a devoted traditional matte lover. However, I've found that these lipsticks can add some serious dimension to a look. They're easy to pair with a simple neutral eye to give it some life or to amp up a bold look. They also have the same long-wearing power that your traditional matte liquid lipstick has which means you don't have to worry too much about looking like a crazy intergalactic alien sans touch-ups.

 BH Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick swatches. From top to bottom: Lucy, Lucinda

BH Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick swatches. From top to bottom: Lucy, Lucinda

The swatches above truly do not do these gorgeous shades justice thanks to Boston's recent string of gloomy weather. Lucy is a burgandy base packed full of silver sparkles, while Lucinda is a deep royal purple that reflects almost baby blue in the light. Funky and fabulous.

If you feel like you're lacking some creativity in your makeup game, I'd consider adding a metallic lipstick to your arsenal. Because who doesn't want to shine like a disco ball, am I right?

Have you tried a metallic lipstick yet? Leave a comment below with your favorite shade I need to check out!