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Beauty Trend | Metallic Lips

A huge trend that we're seeing all over Instagram right now is metallic lip looks - be it ones dripping gold liquid lipstick, a subtle hint of metallic in the centre of the lips or a full-on metallic lip colour, this trend has taken the beauty world by storm! I personally like the full-on metallic lip look and have garnered a couple of products in my collection at different price points which I will be sharing with you today.

Strapped for cash

Essence Metal Shock Lip Paint 02 Hemlock - this is the cheapest out of all the products I own (I think I bought it for €2.49). It is more of a lipgloss with a metallic finish rather than a liquid lipstick and you have to be careful when applying it as it does tend to go on a bit patchy which is a bit of a surprise for a product with such good pigmentation. It doesn't dry and doesn't last long.

Catrice Liquid Lip Powder 030 Jenny From The Bronze & 050 Let's Mauve To San Francisco* - these are unique in my collection as they 'dry' to a matte metal finish. They are pigmented just enough but you'll need to reapply as they don't last more than a couple of hours. Nonetheless, they are a great buy if you're still unsure about the whole metallic lips trend and would like to ease yourself into it.

It's pay-day!

3INA The Longwear Lipstick 510 (€7.95)* - This is the best liquid lipstick out of the budget brands in my collection - goes on in a uniform colour, dries to a nice metallic finish and lasts ages! Definitely one to try!

The Body Shop Metal Lip Liquid Plum Titanium 018 & Pink Nickel 025* - These are hands down my favourite metallic lip products. Once dry, they don't budge. I particularly like the red one for it has awesome pigmentation and it is the perfect red.

Feeling flash

Urban Decay Vice Naked Heat Lipstick Scorched (€18.60) - I also own a couple of metallic finish lipsticks, and this one is my favourite. It doesn't last as long as a liquid lipstick but it certainly does perform exceptionally well.

MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks in Frost Finish (€19) - MAC's frost finish lipsticks can be classified as metallic lip products. I think they offer a soft alternative to the bolder looks. Of course they come at a price but I think they are well worth it for they last long on the lips and they come in a whole myriad of colours.

MAC Cosmetics Frost lipsticks L to R:
Model Behaviour*, Fabby, Odyssey, Ramblin' Rose

If I had to choose my favourite out of these, I would go for 3INA and The Body Shop for they come at a fair price point, offer a great selection of colours and have excellent pigmentation and staying power!

Are you a fan of the metallic lips trend? What are your favourite products to achieve the look?

Products marked with * were gifted to me for PR purposes