A little birdie tells us that “Metallic Lips’ is set to be the next big Beauty Trend! elf is loving this look for its simple yet high impact effect! There are so many variations of this trend and the possibilities are endless! Whether you go for high gloss or a velvety finish make sure you follow a few simple tips:
- Metallic finish looks best on smooth flake free lips, so make sure to exfoliate and condition beforhand!
- Chose a flattering shade for your skin tone! Lighter skin usually look great in golden shimmers, while medium skin tones works well withchocolate/brown tones and deeper-skinned ladies can try plum/reddish shimmers.
- If you are opting for Metallic lips make sure to play down the rest of your face to avoid looking overly made up! Especially if you plan to rock this look for work!
You can experiment with this trend using products from our range! This is what you’ll need:
And here are the few simple steps!
STEP 1: EXFOLIATE
Make sure your lips are soft and smooth before your have a stab at this trend! The Metallic finish will enhance your lips, so if you have dry, flaky bits then this will also show and ruin the look. Try exfoliating the lips with elfs new Lip Exfoliator – soft, supple lips in seconds! Check out our earlier post for how to use the exfoliator.
STEP 2: APPLY CLEAR GLOSS
Apple a clear gloss to your lips to give your pigment shadow something to grip on to. Try to spread the gloss on evenly to ensure a better overall finish! We used elf 2 in 1 conditioning lip gloss in Bedazzled as it contains moisturing ingredients like Shea Butter to keep lips hydrated!
STEP 3: DAB FROSTY PIGMENTS
To achieved the metallic finish, we used elf Mineral eyeshadow and dabbed it onto the lips! Here we used a gorgeous Frosty Pink called “Sweet’ but you can select any loose pigment/mineral powder to suit your own skin tone! Check out our full range of Minerals here.
and VOILA! Metallic Finish Lips!
What do you think guys? Any one trying this trend? Would love to hear your thoughts! 🙂