The new lip texture that’s about to take off… and 5 cool products that’ll help you get it!

Moschino Cheap & Chic - Fall 2012 beauty

My beauty Spidey sense is tingling. And it’s not because of New York Fashion Week, which just wrapped yesterday (and yes, which I promise we’ll get to next week). Nope, even before that I had this feeling that a new lip texture—one that I never in a million years would’ve seen myself wearing—was emerging as the next hot thing.

I’m talking about metallic. Or foil. Not shimmer or glitter (although I do think the latter has been used on the runway as a way to plant the seed in our minds, as they do). It’s more that ’80s, pearl or oyster-shell reflective sort of texture that I’ve always despised, whether in a lipstick or a gloss or a nail polish.

Until now.

You see, I’m coming around to the idea that it actually looks pretty cool—as long as it’s worn with super-fresh skin and modern hair and makeup. It’s that whole idea of contrast, you know?

Let me show you some examples.

Rodarte S/S ’11

Rodarte Spring 2011 beauty The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

The colour’s awful for real life (nevermind the eyeshadow), but the finish is exactly what I’m talking about.

Mary Katrantzou S/S ’13

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 beauty The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

Again, PLEASE don’t try this at home, folks. But you see, there it is again—that slightly metal finish.

Christian Dior S/S ’13 Couture

Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture beauty The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

This one’s the most recent (remember?—from my Paris Couture Week wrap-up). Obviously they don’t mean for us to actually fasten individual Swarovski crystals to our mouths—or at least I hope not! All this is saying is that extreme shine is what we need to start embracing.

Peter Som F/W ’11

Peter Som Fall 2011 beauty The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

Now this is exactly what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Do you dig it? I think it looks really new and cool.

Moschino Cheap & Chic F/W ’12

Moschino Cheap Chic Fall 2012 beauty The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

Here’s another one of my faves, although if you look closely it’s actually glitter, not foil. But the idea is the same as at Peter Som—a rainbow of pretty pinks in these amazing metallic finishes.

Are you feeling this?

We’ll have to wait and see what comes out of the major F/W ’13 shows over the next few weeks to see if this really has legs, but I think so. The other reason I’m on board is because coincidentally, I’ve been getting actual products sent to me with this foil-esque texture too. That’s how I know when something is truly in the air… er, on the lips! Believe me, I receive a ridiculous amount of makeup (don’t hate!) and not in my entire beauty career history has any brand sent me a metallic.

So now I’m gonna show you my two faves. And bonus: they’re also NATURAL. Mind officially blown.

Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lip Colour in Bubbly

Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lip Colour in Bubbly The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

Okay, so Lush came out with a whole range of makeup last fall, and I think I forgot to tell you guys about it. It’s pretty cool—you go into the store and they have this colour wheel thing where you pick the shades you’re most drawn to. Apparently the order you do it in reveals all kinds of eerie things about your personality. I can’t remember all of it, but I do recall that the first one you choose represents how you portray yourself to the world. And guess what I chose? Bubbly! I guess I’m okay with that.

This is a liquid lipstick, so you paint it on with a sponge-tipped brush, but it’s not goopy nor is it drying. It’s also the most gorgeous pinky coral. Not screamingly intense but enough to give you a bit of a pop. And I guess it’s the mica in it, because the texture is a subtle, almost matte metallic, if that makes any sense. Probably closest to the Peter Som look, but not as dramatic and obviously in coral it’s more wearable than a lighter pink.

They make a bunch of other colours too but I haven’t tried them—let me know if you do?

Out now for $18.95 each at Lush or lush.ca.

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Organic Vegan Lipstick

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Vegan Lipstick The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

I’ve already mentioned how much I love Lippy Girl Organic Lipstick in Sweet Ass. Now they’ve come out with a second line, which is vegan—and it gives you the same exact texture I’m talking about here. I find them a little less moisturizing than the originals, but the finish is totally different and totally cool. I’ve got two of the eight shades: P-Bomb, which is a light pink that’s pretty close to the Peter Som look, and Fancy Pants, which is my favourite and more of a pinky coral. (Yes, I do like my corals.) I think these are the two shades in the middle in the pic above.

Again, I’m thinking it’s gotta be the mineral pigments that lend these such fashion-forward texture.  I don’t know if they intended to be so on-trend, but they are!

Out now for $23 each at eBeauty.ca; click here to learn more and purchase.

Mainstream-wise, there are three other brands (that I know of so far) to look into if you’re not on the hippie beauty train I’m on board with above. I haven’t tried any of these, so proceed at your own risk!

Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick

Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick1 The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

Out now for $23 each at Sephora; click here to learn more and purchase.

Sephora+Pantone Universe Precious Foil Palette

Sephora Pantone Universe Precious Foil Palette The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

Out now for $31 each at Sephora; click here to learn more and purchase.

Okay, and then if you’re REALLY into this trend, there’s…

Lip Rock Metallic Lip Foils

Lip Rock Metallic Lip Foils2 The new lip texture thats about to take off... and 5 cool products thatll help you get it!

But these seriously scare me! They’re the lip version of Nail Rock nail wraps.

Out now for $25 each; click here to learn more and purchase.

Tell me:

What do you think about the metallic lip trend?
Would you actually wear it in real life?
Have you tried any of these products yet… or found another foil-finish lippie we should know about?

7 Comments

Dallas
Friday, February 15/2013 at 3:46 pm

Awesome post! Yes, the blue/gold/silver versions are a bit Ke$ha, but the Moschino one is actually so gorgeous! Thanks for the product recommendations – I wouldn’t have thought about Lush, but you’re so right.

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Audrey
Friday, February 15/2013 at 4:45 pm

Yes! I love it. One of my all-time fave reds is a red foil from Lancome (Rouge Velour), but I’d love to find a bright metallic pink or fuchsia!

I’ll personally be steering clear of light pink foils for fear of ending up with a frosty ’80s lip, though.

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Emma
Friday, February 15/2013 at 7:10 pm

Have you had a chance to try the metallic lip tars by OCC? I have a few of the regular tars and love them!

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Jeanne
Saturday, February 16/2013 at 4:16 am

I have 3 of the Lush Liquid Lipsticks (Strong, Perspective, and Charm) and I really like them. They’re comfortable to wear and long lasting. I picked up a couple of things from the Emotional Brilliance line when they had 50% off after Christmas :)

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Marina(Makeup4all)
Saturday, February 16/2013 at 8:39 am

I really like Lush lipsticks, they are…lush ;)

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Lauren
Monday, February 18/2013 at 8:47 pm

I hate this finish, it gives one crusty corpse lips

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Sophia
Tuesday, February 19/2013 at 10:26 pm

I’ll leave this one for the models

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