The Metallic Lip

I don't jump on every trend (although I'm going to be talking about another one in my next post), but one trend I'm really feeling right now is the metallic lip. You'd think it wouldn't be all that wearable, but I still find a way to wear it in my day to day life. I have a few that are my go-tos, and they're all quite neutral shades - I think that's the secret to keeping the trend so wearable.

Lili Doree, Oyster Pearl, Bronze Rose, Skinny Dip

Lili Doree, Oyster Pearl, Bronze Rose, Skinny Dip

The most low-key of my metallic lip picks is the Surratt Beauty Prismatique Lipstick in Lili Doree. It's a warm pink shade with a peachy gold sheen that looks almost foiled. I think every time I mention this lipstick, I refer to it as "NARS Orgasm in lipstick form." It's absolutely beautiful, and it's a really comfortable formula. Sometimes shimmery formulas can feel chunky or thick on the lips, but this one is totally creamy.

The newest metallic lip product in my collection is the new Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Oyster Pearl. I got this for my birthday, and it's absolutely stunning. The shade is so unique - a plummy-taupe shade with silver shimmer. It's ultra metallic and definitely a "look," but it's still a shade I'm comfortable wearing out and about (without needing to get used to it first). The formula is lovely, too - it feels super smooth on the lips and isn't tacky, but you can definitely feel that it's going to stick around for awhile. It's a definite new favorite, and I've already got my eye on a couple more shades.

If liquid lipsticks are your thing, the Jouer Longwear Lip Cremes have some beautiful metallic shades. My favorite is Bronze Rose,* a shade from their fall lineup that's a deep rose shade with a foiled shimmer. The Jouer Lip Cremes are my favorite liquid lipsticks, and the metallic shades I've tried are just as good as the regular mattes. Snapdragon is a beautiful color, too - a metallic purple shade.

If you've got loads of lipsticks and want something to transform them, I'd also suggest Jouer's Lip Toppers - they're not quite liquid lipstick, not quite lip gloss, and super shimmery while allowing your lip color underneath to show through. They feel almost balmy on the lips. My favorite is Skinny Dip, which is a champagne shade. It works well over all of my favorite neutral pinks. It's also worked over every formula of lipstick I've tried it with, from liquid mattes to creamier bullets. This one is so versatile because of its smooth formula - it's super easy to sheer out over the lips for a subtle, lip-enhancing shimmer, or you can build it up to something really metallic.

Have you tried the metallic lip trend yet? What are your favorites?