Nostalgia alert: Some of the ‘90s beauty trends are having a moment, and we are so into it. From blue eyeshadow and body glitter to clear lip glosses and metallic lipsticks, they have all made a huge comeback and are here to stay. The ‘90s was the age of experimental fashion, and the era did give us some statement looks. We are talking about the glamorous metallic lips. They are so in vogue right now with celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Kylie Jenner flaunting their shimmery lips in style.
When we say metallic lips, what you think are overly sparkly lips that look gaudy instead of pretty, but here’s good news, the latest versions of metallic liquid lipsticks and bullets are anything but that! They add the right amount of pop and make your lips look softer and fuller with every swipe. So, what are you waiting for? Swap your favorite matte shade or gloss with this glistening beauty and get on the metallic lips bandwagon. Here’s our roundup of the 10 best metallic lipsticks you should try.
10 Best Metallic Lipsticks Of 2020
With a pigment of a lipstick and application of a gloss, this gel formula lends an intense color pay-off with just a single coat. Super velvety and featherlight, it offers a smooth application that dries into a metallic matte finish. Swipe this silver-gray shade over your lips to achieve a bold, edgy look that was a hit in the ‘90s. What’s more? This drugstore metallic lipstick smells as amazing as it looks. It has a creamy mango and whipped vanilla fragrance that smells so delicious that you would never want to take it off.
- Velvety texture
- 100% wax-free
- Lends a high-definition color
- Lightweight and moisturizing formula
- Available in 7 other metallic shades
- Might look patchy
Coat your lips in a luxurious metallic finish with this liquid lipstick and create a sultry pout that you have always dreamed of. This orangish-brown hue feels incredibly light on your lips, while it delivers an intensely pigmented color that lasts all day without a touch-up. Along with being shimmery, it can change color when light hits on your lips. Formulated with vitamin E and macadamia derivatives, this formula will give you soft and nourished lips. It glides on smoothly, wears comfortably, and does not dry into clumps.
- Full coverage in 1 coat
- Excellent staying power
- Multidimensional metallic finish
- Slightly expensive
- Might be a little gritty
Take your ‘90s beauty trends obsession to a whole new level with this metallic rose gold lipstick. With a luxurious matte texture and a ‘liquid metal’ finish, this liquid lipstick lasts for hours together without smudging or bleeding. Inspired by the petals of a rose, this formula glides on smoothly and makes your lips feel velvety soft. It is highly pigmented, which means one coat is all you require for opaque coverage. Use this liquid formula as a lip color or a highlighter over another shade.
- Opaque coverage
- Smudge and transfer-proof
- Cruelty-free and vegan
- French vanilla-scented
- It may dry out your lips
- Might be too shimmery for some
A combination of 2 peak ‘90s trends – brown and metallic – this matte metallic lipstick will help you achieve 2 stunning looks. This lipstick has a creamy texture, which means it glides on effortlessly on the lips to set into a stunning metallic finish. Rest assured, it does not cause any dragging or pulling during application. Saturated with pigments, this lipstick lends rich coverage. Plus, it’s comfortable to wear for long, thanks to its super lightweight quality and the addition of honey nectar. For those cold winter days and nights, we can’t think of a color that’s more fitting than this burgundy-brown shade with a metallic finish.
- Creamy matte texture
- Infused with honey nectar
- Brushed metallic shade
- Smooth application
- May not have good staying power
Color your lips with this bright red metallic lipstick shade spiked with flecks of glitter, for a bold, luscious pout that is sure to turn heads. Its super-silky texture ensures smooth application and comfortable wear. Meanwhile, it offers a medium to full coverage that lasts for long without flaking, fading, or drying out your lips. This lipstick comes packaged in a limited-edition clear casing and is available in 11 other vibrant metallic shades.
- Cruelty and paraben-free
- Glides smoothly
- Highly pigmented
- Creates a multidimensional lip look
- Does not smudge, flake, or feather
- May not be long-wearing
- May have a strong smell
This liquid formula by NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP is considered to be one of the best metallic liquid lipsticks and for good reason. It is enriched with skin-loving ingredients such as avocado oil and vitamin E that takes care of your dry lips by providing hydrating benefits and makes your lips soft and supple. It is creamy, long-lasting, and delivers a high color pay-off, while also adding some depth and dimension. Swipe this bright, metallic purple hue for an ultra-glamorous lip look that will no doubt grab a lot of eyeballs.
- Super-pigmented formula
- Nourishes and soothes lips
- May dry out and flake
Make your lips dazzle with this mesmerizing metallic gold shade by Cosmic Moon. For those who want to try something outside their comfort zone, this vibrant color will do the trick. Though it may not be suitable for everyday wear, it’s perfect for festive occasions, evening parties, or stage performances. This lipstick can be applied directly on the lips to create the look you want and is easy to remove with a makeup removing cleanser. It is loaded with pigments to provide maximum coverage, while the creamy texture adheres to the lips to ensure long-lasting wear and comfort.
- Comfortable to wear
- Long-lasting formula
- Paraben and fragrance-free
- Cosmetically certified product
- Available in 7 other shimmery shades
- May need to re-applied a few hours after application
Unlike few other traditional bullet lipsticks that dry out your lips, this metallic lipstick helps keep your lips supple and protected, thanks to the addition of she a butter. Not only does it have moisturizing benefits, but this beautiful brick rose metallic shade is universally flattering on all skin tones. It provides an even application, feels super-soft on the lips, and delivers a rich, long-lasting coverage. This beautiful red hue with a shimmery finish guarantees to add oodles of oomph to your appearance.
- Keeps lips hydrated
- Long-lasting color
- Suitable for all skin tones
- Available in 48 shades and 3 finishes
- Some people may find it too shiny.
It may look like the shimmer in this classic red shade is barely noticeable, but make no mistake; once it goes on, it does lend a bold metallic finish. It features a hydra-gel core at the center that gives a beautiful color of lipstick and a mirror shine effect of a top coat. Formulated with mango butter, hyaluronic acid, and ceramide-like molecules, this cult formula hydrates your lips and creates a volumizing effect. It delivers 16 hours of comfortable wear and color without streaking or drying out lips. Additionally, it is enriched with a shield oil that ensures that the formula adheres to your lips easily. This bullet lipstick comes enclosed in an attractive metallic couture case.
- 16-hour wear
- Highly pigmented color
- Smooth texture
- Stylish metallic case
- Does not dry out lips
- Slightly expensive
For an over-the-top elegant look, KIKO MILANO Ocean Feel Sparkle Lipstick is your go-to. This metallic glitter lipstick creates a multidimensional effect on the lips. The result is a dazzling coat of bright red hue with shimmering flecks that is perfect for special occasions and the holiday season. It has a soft consistency that ensures the lipstick glides on smoothly on the lips while delivering an even application and intense wash of color. Enriched with marine algae extract, this formula sits on your lips comfortably without feeling sticky.
- Metallic glitter finish
- Comfortable formula
- Velvety texture
- Intensely pigmented color
- Might be too glittery for some
Yes, those bold, shimmery lipsticks are back in full force. If a dramatic, eye-catching lip look is what you love, the best way to achieve this is by filling your lips with a metallic lipstick. While we do love a good ol’ matte lipstick, there is nothing wrong in going out of your comfort zone every once in a while. But when you’re trying a metallic lipstick, do remember to keep the rest of your makeup neutral. Now that you have gone through our list of the 10 best metallic lipsticks, which shade would you like to try out first? Would you go for the bright purple shade or rose gold? Do let us know in the comments below!
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