Between the #nomakeup look at Marc Jacobs and contrasting white and black look at Thom Browne, the makeup at New York Fashion Week fell into two distinct aesthetics. Artists either went the route of simple, subtle, and sweet; or big, bright, and bold. But there was one trend that fell somewhere in-between: metallic makeup. That's right, the '90s really are coming back full-force. First the brown lippies tested the waters to make sure they'd be welcomed back, and now frosted lippies circa late '90s/early 2000s are also on their way to make a resurgence. Hey, even Rihanna's second collaboration with MAC features all-frosted lip products.
But as someone who was never really that into the whole frosted-lip thing in the first place, what I loved the most about the runways that participated in metallics (like Rodarte), is that they weren't just for the lips — models also worked frosted lids and finger tips. Shiny eyeshadow and nail polish? Now that's something I can totally get behind.
But I realize this trend might not be for everybody; metallics can definitely draw attention. So if you want to split this style like the NYFW runways, here are some options to keep your metals simple, subtle, and sweet; or, if you're feeling daring, big, bright, and bold.
Try this cream shadow for a subtle wash of metallic color.
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Barely Branded, $7, ulta.com
Use this black-orchid color wet to really pack a punch. P.S. This color is perfect for fall.
NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Subra, $29, sephora.com
Line your eyes with a pop of gold for a subtle sheen.
Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Gold, $22, sephora.com
Take your metallic liner to the next level by layering some glitter on top.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy, $19, sephora.com
This neutral lippy has a pearl finish for a subtle, frosted pout.
Lipstick Queen Metallic Lipstick in Nude Metal, $24, lipstickqueen.com
This color is like Dorothy's ruby-red slippers on your lips.
OCC Metallic Lip Tar in Role Play, $18, sephora.com
This silver polish has a foiled finish, making it highly reflective.
Orly Nail Polish in Shine, $8.50, orlybeauty.com
This vibrant purple polish has neon glitter for that wow-factor.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Flash Dance, $20, deborahlippmann.com
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