Metallic Lips

It’s a lipstick but it’s liquid, it’s matte but it’s metallic…and it’s on everyone’s lips (some pun intended) :)

I’m talking about the latest “in” trend: the metallic liquid matte lipsticks. With plenty of options to choose from and judging by the hype surrounding them, the metallic matte lipsticks will be around for a while yet…

Metallic Lips

Metallic Lips

Not to be mistaken with the 80s frosty pink lipsticks, the new metallic lipsticks are combining different textures and colors which makes them quite unique.

Usually when we think sparkle or metallic lip products, they’re either creamy or glossy. I think having such an eye catching lipstick which dries down to a matte finish is pretty interesting.


I thought I’d start with Colourpop, which is the latest brand to launch their line of metallic matte liquid lipsticks. Their first round was sold out within hours and they’re launching another batch today so keep an eye on their site HERE

Currently there are four shades in this range and although Colourpop are saying there’s only limited quantities, I have a feeling they might expand on this collection soon. These lipsticks are $6 each, which is a great way to test out if metallic lips are your thing without breaking the budget.

  Colourpop Ultra Matte Metallic LipsticksColourpop Ultra Matte Metallic Lipsticks



As with many things that become a hit as soon as it’s mentioned by the Kardashian/Jenner clan, the interest in such metallic lip products soared even more after Kylie launched her own metal matte lipsticks.

There are three permanent colors in this line with a black metallic called Ky Majesty added to the mix. I think she’ll be bringing back Ky Majesty along with a silver color soon. Metal matte lipsticks retail at $18 each.

Kylie lipsticks sell out as soon as they launch so it can be a bit tricky to get a hold of these.  Keep an eye on the Kylie Cosmetics website; or follow @kyliecosmetics on Instagram for updates.

*I received my very first Kylie matte liquid lipstick today. I’ll put it to the test and do a review soon “depending on its performance”.

Kylie Matte Metal Lipsticks

Kylie Cosmetics Metal Matte Lipsticks: She’s wearing Heir (top right) and Ky Majesty (bottom left)



I have to give props to OCC – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics as they were already onto liquid metallic lipsticks before all the others came along. Their stunning color Black Metal Dahlia (as pictured below) is still one of their most talked about shade.

OCC’s range of lip tars are renowned for their opacity and smooth application. I did a detailed post on Lip Tars along with swatches of my favorite OCC nudes here if you’d like more information. OCC Lip Tars retail at $16 and can be purchased HERE

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Left picture: Black Metal Dahlia, Artifact, Kelly, Synth and Hollywood

OCC Metallic Lip Tars

Black Metal Dahlia, Artifact, Kelly, Synth, Hollywood and Technopagan



Another budget friendly option for metallic matte lipsticks is by Milani. Featuring 8 limited edition shades and priced at $8.99, these lipsticks pack a serious metallic punch. They have brighter colors to choose from so you can add them to your summer collection.

Milani is available at drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS. You can also purchase these lipsticks on the Milani website

Milani Amore Metallic Lipsticks

Milani Amore Metallic Lip Cremes

If you’re interested in metallic lipsticks but you’re not too keen to spend money just for the sake of trial, you can always use your existing matte lipsticks and dab your favorite eyeshadow pigment or highlighter over it to get a feel of the look.

This not only gives you the flexibility of custom creating your favorite metallic lip but makes for a fun experiment too :)

Let me know what you think of metallic matte lips. Any favorites so far? 

ABH Modern Renaissance Palette

There’s no stopping Anastasia Beverly Hills and I’m loving watching the brand’s interaction with their customers, really hearing out what their needs are and delivering.

Latest launch from the brand is the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette. This post will be image heavy as I’ve included all the stunning campaign pictures so you can see just how versatile this palette is. Without further ado…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

As the name suggests, the Modern Renaissance palette was inspired by the Renaissance era. I guess we can call this a modern take on the colors that used to be prominent in the paintings from that period. Carefully compiled with plenty of warm shades with the exception of couple of cool tones, there’s a variety of shimmer, satin, metallic and of course matte colors.

 Shop the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette HERE

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Before I get onto the pictures, I want to credit the makeup artist for this campaign: Jordan Liberty. I’ve been following Jordan and admiring his work for many years now. I was so happy to see him working with ABH cosmetics on this campaign as he really deserves the recognition and of course as always, he’s done an amazing job.

You can check out Jordan’s work on Instagram @jordanliberty or watch his helpful how-to videos on his Youtube channel here

From the shimmering bronzes to punchy reds, smoking sultry browns to neutral everyday makeup, there’s so much you can do with this palette regardless of your skin tone. Check out these looks created with the palette for ideas and inspiration…

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How gorgeous are these looks and a great testament to the versatility of this palette. Modern Renaissance palette retails at $42 and now available to purchase along with the new Glow Kit in Sun Dipped. Shop them HERE

What are your thoughts on the Modern Renaissance palette?

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

We just can’t get enough of highlighters and brands are definitely hearing our calls for more glow, more shimmer, more sparkle!

Latest to join the highlighter bandwagon is Cover FX with their Custom Enhancer Drops and they are gorgeous! Cover FX has been launching some of the most innovative products, especially over the past couple of years and this latest addition is no different…

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Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

Custom Enhancer Drops are liquid highlighters and bronzers. They can either be used on their own or mixed into other liquid or cream products to add a hint of glow or bronzing effect.

Whether you’re after a subtle fresh glow or a sun kissed look or you’d like your cheekbones to be noticed from outer space, you can most certainly customize the intensity of your look with these drops. There are 4 illuminators and 2 matte bronzers within this line.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

As seen in the swatches below, the Custom Enhancer Drops – the illuminators in particular, are pretty much universal.

The color variety ranges from frosty pink, soft champagne, rose gold and warm bronze to the deep matte bronzes. You can also mix and match them depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.

Shop Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops HERE

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops swatches

With the beauty industry shifting into “customizable” products, Cover FX are definitely onto a good thing with their Custom Drops range. You can check out my review of Custom Cover Drops – designed to adjust coverage level of base products here

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops retail at $42 and they’re now available at Sephora. Shop them here


What do you think of this new Cover FX line? Any favorites?

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