The metallic lip trend has come like a wave so quickly only in recent months. I’ve been curious about trying the trend (even though I’m definitely a matte lips lover) but after seeing the NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Metals Lip Creams on the brand’s website about 6 weeks ago, I’ve been on the hunt for this new offering. The high shine, opaque coverage, bold colour claims sounded so amazing. NYX is a brand I know I can trust as their products are generally very good and are always affordable.
Above left to right: Speed of Light, Solar Energy, Fuchsia Fusion and Asteroid Aura
With 11 shades available, there really is something for everyone. There are some adventurous and futuristic colours available (like olive green and dark grey) but I opted to pick up the shades I personally consider to be more wearable so I can get the most use out of these products. And it’s safe to say I’m happy with my choices as I am in love with all 4 of the colours. Speed of Light an ultra-metallic copper (although NYX describes it as rose gold) which pairs with a bold dramatic eye or minimal makeup look. I’m low-key obsessing over this shade. It’s my favourite by far. Solar Energy is a true orange with a coral shift. Fuchsia Fusion is likely going to be a favourite in this group because it’s a true hot pink that seriously pops with it’s purple undertone. And finally Asteroid Aura is the most bold shade of my selection as it is a bright purple.
Above: Asteroid Aura on the perimeter of the mouth and Fuchsia Fusion on the inside for extra dimension and a fuller looking lip!
The pigment is so rich with these lip creams, with an even shiny finish in one swipe. These are a cream formula, and so never feel like they fully set, but do feel comfortable without being too sticky or slippy either. I personally would not recommend these for drinking and eating as the product transfers easily, yet leaves behind the glitter, and will require lots of touch ups. Reapplication is easy, but these can’t be built up with more than 2 layers without looking (and feeling) thick.
Overall, I am very happy with this new launch from NYX! For only $10 CAD each, the metallic lip trend is affordable and approachable for everyone! This unique formula allows everyone the ability to create a very fun look, perfect as we approach Halloween and the festive season.
Have you tried these metallic lipsticks yet? What colours should I pick up next?