These Metallic Lipsticks Won't Make You Look Like A Sci-Fi Character

At first, I thought metallic lip products were a gimmick. I can get behind a bit of shimmer, but full-on chrome lips? That's a lot. Then, a metallic liquid lipstick made its way onto my desk and I figured I might as well give it a swipe. After a few minutes of getting it just right with the help of some concealer (liquid lipstick is messy), I peeked in the mirror and felt like a total badass.

Maybe it was the subtle glitter that did it, or perhaps the slightly unusual bronze shade. All I know is that I fell head over heels. A surge of confidence came over me — I had found my Sasha Fierce. So take it from me: Put aside your skepticism and give these a try. Ahead, I rounded up the best metallic lippies that won't make you feel like a character from a sci-fi movie.

If you're a metallic-lip amateur, make this your first step down the chrome rabbit hole. It's smooth, easy to apply, and lasts forever.

ColourPop Metallic Ultra Metallic Lip in 3-Way, $6, available at ColourPop.
Can a lipstick be delicious? Because that's the first word that comes to mind when we see this one. The lilac hue looks great on a variety of skin tones — and it makes for a fun kiss-blowing Boomerang.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick in Snapdragon, $18, available at Jouer.
Lips look pornographically plump and lush in this polish — and we mean that in the best way. With a metallic finish, things cross into out-of-this-world sexy territory.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Michelle, $20, available at Sephora.
If matte isn't your thing, opt for a glossy version like this one. It's perfect for a night out when you don't have the patience to keep touching up.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Venom, $16, available at Sephora.
Rock this glittering shade at every party starting this weekend and keep it going through the holidays. Everyone will be staring for all the right reasons.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Adora, $21, available at Sephora.
We've raved about this matte formula before, and the metallic version is essentially a drugstore substitute for Kylie Jenner's Metal Lip Kits.

Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lips in Raving Matte, $8.99, available at Milani.
Want Pat McGrath's lip kits, but don't have $70 to drop? Try this glittering version that has a subtle metallic finish.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Black Metal Dahlia, $16, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
Okay, we admit this one looks a bit terrifying in the bottle, but the iridescent shade changes colors in the light and is drop-dead perfection on darker skin tones.

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Emerald City, $19.90, available at Ofra Cosmetics.
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