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How to wear: Metallic lipstick

BeautyBy Sunday World
How to wear: Metallic lipstick

The beauty world’s obsession with ‘90s trends is showing no sign of waning. Runway looks hark back to the heyday of grunge, black lipstick and purple lipliner included, while nostalgia for classic brands like Lip Smackers and Hard Candy runs rampant. One trend that is seriously making a comeback is the metallic pout, with lipstick junkies such as Kate Hudson, Amber Heard and Kylie Jenner embracing the bold look.

For those dipping their toes into the trend, one way to comfortably experiment is by using your staple lipstick shade and adding a swipe of metallic lip gloss over the top. This also means you can build the shade up as much as you like. For a brilliant dark red, suitable for most skintones, Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Garnet is a great option.

If that’s still a little daunting, believe it or not, neutral metallics exist! To ease your way into the look, Lipstick Queen Metallic Lipstick in Nude is a long-wearing pink with a subtle rose gold glimmer.

For those willing to walk on the wild side, Anastasia Beverly Hills' Lip Gloss in Sunset Strip is a highly-pigmented gloss that gives a metallic sheen like no other. This opalescent coral shade is great for summer, with its flat sponge-tip applicator delivering intense precision for an expert finish in a single swipe.

If you really want to get into the frosted game, layer two metallics on top of each other for a unique shade. Or for a rock star-inspired lipstick that lasts for ten hours, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lullabye, is a cool-toned magenta shade that gives it a slightly metallic sheen over a matte finish. Not for the faint of heart!

Of course you can mix in metallic pigment into your favourite lipgloss or lipstick, for a bespoke colour. But if a DIY lip sounds a little scary, fear not, as the Ciate Glitz Fix kit contains has the concept covered. First apply the Glitz Grip Sealer to your pout, and then add the glitter over any lip colour you desire for metallic lips. The possibilities are endless.

But remember, when rocking the metallic lip it's best to keep the rest of your make-up minimal and modern. Use a clean swipe of black liquid eyeliner and perhaps a touch of subtle bronzer on the apples of the cheeks. And to keep the look in this decade, steer away from adding any metallic eyeshadow or blush, no matter how tempted you are... the Clueless look is best left in 1995!

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