Opinion Beauty | Metallic lips makeup endures as a trend

Just as every party girl needs a dance partner, so does festive party make-up need a glamorous companion, too. The holiday season is the best time of the year to create a captivating, exuberant makeup look – with flashes of metal. It can lift your styling to a more glamorous feeling, bringing a super-charged element to any relied-upon favourites.


Black bullet lipsticks from professional cosmetic brand MAC are always the favourite lip products in all women’s hearts. It is famous for its rich colour, smooth texture, and reasonable price.

Last Winter, long lasting matte finish lipsticks were very popular. But this year, if you’ve looked around lately, it’s clear to see that 2017 is having a major blast from the past – more specifically, from the 1990s. From slip dresses and platform sandals, now, metallic lipstick is making a comeback.

This year, the brand leads the trends again with its amazing MAC Metallic collection. This collection continues the rich colour melds and upgrade with smooth pearly-lustre chrome. Available in a full spectrum of 21 limited-edition copper, bronze and titanium colour-infused shades, the collection has become the best seller in the shopping malls. KOLs from all over the world have already shared their experiences on social media.

This collection presents many bold shades. They seem like too strange to handle; for example, Cold Front, which is the colour of ‘unicorn’s tears’, green ZeroCool and bright purple Foiled Rose. But when you put them on your lips, you will find them amazingly gorgeous. The metallic lustre creates a unique foiled, shiny but not glittery lip makeup.

Editor’s pick: Plum Dandy


Estee Lauder

American high-end beauty brand Estee Lauder has also launched a bold, powerful, fearless metallic lipstick collection, Pure Colour Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick. Compared to MAC, Estee Lauder is easier to use in daily life. It really is the perfect shade if you want something neutral during the day, and then can easily transition to something more fun for the evening.

The breakthrough finish turns up the intensity with a mattified, brushed-metal look and full-impact, full-coverage colour. Infused with the perfect balance of moisture and comfort, the formula strokes on outspoken colour destined to be the envy of the party. Moreover, considering people who prefer bolder colours, the brand has also launched Pure Colour Love.

Lipstick—Heart Edition featuring 10 eye-catching shades, packaged in a perfectly festive gold cased.

Editor’s pick: Smash up, Violet Ray

Make up for ever

In celebration of the festivals, Make Up For Ever sets fire to the often cold, austere metallic looks, and reveals the sizzling hot power of metal. Looking like ‘liquid mercury’ and offering ‘millions of light reflections’ for a fabulous metallic radiance, its luminous rose-gold colour will instantaneously add lustre to all holiday makeup creations. Holiday Collection features six exclusively daring sets including Lustrous Faves, which can help you create a trendy full metal look.

Lustrous Faves comprise a creamy metallic lip-gloss and a Star Lit Powder. The lip-gloss is absolutely one of my favourite items this Winter. Different from the lipstick, lip-gloss can lend much higher shine to the lips. Thus, it is perfect to bring radiance and light to your look.