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…
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.
COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE METALLIC LIPSTICKS
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.
KYLIE COSMETICS METAL MATTE LIPSTICK
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 Cosmetics Metal Matte Lipsticks: She’s wearing Heir (top right) and Ky Majesty (bottom left)
OCC METALLIC LIP TAR
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
Left picture: Black Metal Dahlia, Artifact, Kelly, Synth and Hollywood
Black Metal Dahlia, Artifact, Kelly, Synth, Hollywood and Technopagan
MILANI AMORE METALLIC LIP CREMES
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 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?