One of the continuing trendy looks in the world of makeup is metallics. You will see it used most on the eyes, but it works well on the lips too. Try a shimmery gold gloss over a dark lip, or aim for pretty shades of bronze.
N.Y.C. has played into the trend by releasing they Metro Metals Collection. Aside from some pretty, and very affordable, metallic eye and face cosmetics, the collection also includes lipstick and gloss.
Lip Lustre Lipstick retails at $2.99 and had a hydrating formula. It feels quite nice, and gives off a subdued and sheer shimmer. This is a great item to try for a hint of metallic shine on your lips without looking unnatural or overly trendy. The lipstick is available in two shades: Garnet and Amber. I tried Garnet and loved it. It is a pretty universally flattering shade.
Lip Lustre Chroma Lip Gloss is also $2.99 and is a high shimmer gloss. I found the shimmer from this one reminiscent of MAC Cosmetic’s popular dazzle glass. The shade is a natural to cool gold tone that looks great over a more matte lipstick. Unlike the NYC Tube glosses, this one isn’t sticky. To the contrary, it feels quite lovely. At $2.99 this is a super high value item that I highly recommend.
N.Y.C. Cosmetics are available at drugstores nationwide. I tend to pick them up at ULTA Beauty which also carries them online.