Though a metallic lip shouldn't be confused with the frosted lip of decades past, it's easy to do thanks to the abundance of silver in certain formulas. Rather than a liquid metal finish, we end up with chunks of glitter or pale shimmer, neither of which live up to the description.
Milk Makeup's revamped Lip Metals, on the other hand, have become our favorite metallic liquid lipsticks for all the right reasons. The lineup includes four shades, each with names inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that practically glide across your lips and dry down to an almost-gilded finish. Two of the hues—namely, Slayer and Buffy, which are the two berry tones—launched earlier in the year, housed in twist-up components with a brush tip, but the new packaging makes the colors much easier to apply. New to the group are Willow and Angel (the bronze and violet shades, respectively), and like their predecessors, the finish veers more toward molten metal than DeLiA*s catalog frost. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but call it what it is, you know?
The infusion of castor seed and lotus oils ensure a comfortable wear that lasts for hours on end.
Now that's what we call heavy metal. Pick up a tube for yourself now for $24 each at sephora.com, and get a closer look at each shade below.
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