One of the best things about beauty and makeup is that you can change up your look with each season. Crimson lips for fall and winter, an au naturel look for spring.. And now that it’s summer, you can pull off soft glossy lips, neutral nails, and another great summer look… metallics! No matter your style, you can take on one of the summer’s hottest trends with my fave picks below.
Glittery, reflective nail polish is one of the easiest ways to pull off metallics. But if you don’t want to risk getting silver polish all over your fingers, your new obsession might be this spray-on Paint Can in Shoreditch from Nails inc. Just apply a base coat, spray on the polish, and add a top coat. Then wash away the residue — you’ll have a smooth manicure in shimmery silver.
Opting for other colors of the rainbow? For gold and bronze, try Temptation and Revved Up from Formula X. Nails Inc.’s Fibre Optic top coat can take your metallics game to the next level too. If you’re going for an opalescent high shine that reflects pinks, teals, and everything in between, check out this stick-on Mirror Manicure Set from Yunai.
OK, a total silver or gold lip might be hard to pull off (but hey, you can try). The Metallics lip color collection from Colour Pop gives you just the right amount of metallic along with a more traditional base color. If you already have a favorite lip color and just want to add a little extra shine, try this glittery gloss from Buxom that goes on smooth of a colored lipstick or over nude lips.
All the multi-taskers will love experimenting with metallic shadows and liners: they let you try this trend while also brightening your eyes. This loose powder from the ever-bold Sugarpill will give your eyes an extra electrifying spark. For an icy look that’ll cool you down in the heat, a silver liner is a great way to go. Try ColourPop’s gel liner in Kicker along the edges of your top and bottom lids.
Because they’re so sparkly, metallics can be a bit bold. Maybe you want to try a more subtle approach to the trend. Highlighters offer a hint of glistening shine to your skin without making you look reflective. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed helps you achieve a nice glow and is easily customized for each person’s undertone.