Autumn is the perfect time to unleash your inner diva and embrace the bold, glamorous trends of the season including rich, sultry color. This year many brands have released a variety of metallic pigments to enhance your pout with a wash of pretty chrome shimmer.
The Essence Metal Shock Lipsticks ($5.99) are available in 7 scintillating hues that range from burgundy-purple and luminous rose to daring shades like green, blue and rose gold. The creamy formula glides on effortlessly and drenches lips in a sparkling sheen. There are no glitter chunks so the lipsticks apply smoothly and the pigmentation is versatile, bright and highly saturated for consistent coverage.
The lightweight, comfortable texture is moisturizing and the metallic finish shows through prominently so your lips are the center of attention. The broad surface allows for easy application with no need for liner and I love how the color glimmers in the light.
Some of my favorites are the more wearable shades – 05 purple and 03 fuchsia pink. Essence Cosmetics is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Loreal has also launched some gorgeous Metallic Lip Paints ($12.99) – an extension of the original formula with a brilliant new twist. These lush pigments offer full-coverage, highly saturated color with a glittering, multi-dimensional sheen that is reflective and mesmerizing. 332 Galactic Foil is a glowing pink that looks absolutely stunning and 334 Smoldering Eclipse (deep purple berry) is perfect for the season! The glitter tends to scatter and remain on the lips after the color has faded but a little mess is a small price to pay for stunning chrome lips. Loreal is available at drugstores nationwide.
We can’t talk about metallic lip color without mentioning the NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Creams ($10.00). These velvety pigments are vibrant and intense with a wide variety of shades to choose from including neutrals and gold tones. The dazzling, opaque colors and magnificent finishes accentuate your pout and provide a dramatic effect with just a few quick swipes.
NYX is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, freestanding stores and online at nyxcosmetics.ca
With the Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water Resistant Top Coats ($21.00 ea) you can add a pretty metallic finish to any cream, satin or matte lipstick with loads of glitter! Simply brush them over your favorite shades to create beautiful lip art effects and once dry the color stays in place for comfortable mess-free wear. Urban Decay is available at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, UD freestanding stores and online at urbandecay.ca. To read the full review and see swatches click HERE.