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.
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.
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!