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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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