Metallic lips are one of those things that most people believe are only appropriate for festive occasions or the very boldest of makeup wearers. Well, it’s time to put down your nudes and glosses and give metallic lips a try. They’re different from their sparkly sister the glitter lip and arguably more suited to everyday wear. You can even rock this trend in the summer — it’s the perfect way to add a little extra sheen to those sun-drenched selfies.
To get the look we’ve enlisted the help of Madison from the M Crowd, our brilliant group of influencers who create content specifically for makeup.com. Her hack for the metallic shy? Focus the color on the center of the lips. Doing this will “create a contrast between textures” — whether that’s your natural lip or another lip product. She also recommends layering, one of the many pros of metallic lippies.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.