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Metal Mania Ruling the Makeup Trends this festive season

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If there is one trend that has defined 2017, it is molten metal. Truly, nothing beats the sheer luxe and glamour of shiny bright gold and silver and copper and platinum – the list is endless! It looks oh-so-rich! Here are a few top-selling (and good) products that you can pile up on your makeup shelf if you want to bring some metallic glamour into your lives. Get set and mould your Christmas and New Year party arsenal in metal.

1. NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream – Celestial

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Badass shimmery lip shades of the 90s are back in full force. Metallics are bold, vibrant, and create dimension to your lips. You can wear them alone or on top of your favourite matte shades for added drama. Metallic lipstick concentrated on the center of your lips, top and bottom, helps create a pouty lip. If a metallic lipstick is glossy, the metallic colour combines with the glistening effect of gloss to make your lips look gilded in gold. Our favourite is the NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Celestial. It is intense, it is multidimensional and because it is creamy, it doesn’t dry your lips. The lustrous earthy colour feels and looks like gloss, but it is a lipstick so it doesn’t bleed out of the lips. When using a metallic lipstick, it’s best to keep the rest of your makeup clean and minimal so the focus can be on the lips

Price: Rs 595, Buy here

2. C.A.L Los Angeles Instabeam Complexion Enhancer Highlighter – Silver Touch

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Metal in vogue or not, a glowing face is always in fashion. If you are going to use metallic makeup on your eyes or lips, your skin should look flawless and glowing from within. C.A.L Los Angeles Instabeam Complexion Enhancer Highlighter in Silver Touch is a product that can help achieve that. You can either use it on its own – over moisturizer, but the better thing to do will be to mix one drop each of Instabeam, moisturizer, primer and foundation, mix all of it quickly and pat it into your face. This instantly lights up the and gives an angelic sheen and a natural afterglow. If you are blessed with naturally clear skin, you can use as a spot highlighter for the cheekbones, over the brows and the bridge of the nose subtle luminescence.

Price: Rs 309, Buy here

3. LA Girl glide Gel Liner-Champagne (0.22 g)

Eyes are the window to the soul and often the best feature to highlight. Metallic eyes go very well with wine or red lips, and can even be worn during the day. The LA Girl Glide Gel Liner in Champagne is that perfect shimmery colour (that incidentally can be used as an eyeshadow too) to highlight dark eyes and goes excellent with all skin tones. The new glide liner has the soft and gliding feel of liquid that comes in a pencil that can be sharpened.

Price: Rs 405, Buy here

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4. Colorbar Color-Matic Eyeshadow Pen in Pearl Power

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Eyeshadow can be tricky to apply, especially if you are a newbie in applying eye makeup. What with the colour-scheme for lid, crease, corners and brow bone and then, of course, the application. Colorbar’s Color-Matic Eyeshadow Pen in Pearl Power makes it so much easy to glam your peepers up. The ‘pen’ has an inbuilt pro-sponge applicator for an error-free application that makes colouring your lids as easy as art homework in school. It is super-easy to handle: just twist off the filled cap – and the pen is ready for use!

Its innovative crème to powder formula blends easily as well as gives intense, rich colour with a feel of gentle, silky texture. I have tried smoky eyes as well with this and doing so is much easier. The product is also handy when you want to highlight the corners of your eye as you can control the amount of colour to apply and then actually apply it with precision. Our pro-tip for the season would be to choose a grey eyeliner to go with this on the lower lashline to make your eyes look hypnotic.

Price: Rs 350, Buy here

5. Yves Rocher Nail Polish Metallic Gold 92 (5 ml)

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A little gold on your tips and toes is the perfect way to try the metallic makeup trend if you are not that much of a makeup aficionado. The Yves Rocher Nail Polish in Metallic Gold is a dense pigment that actually makes the nails look like they have been dipped in gold. This is ideal for the winter festive as well as wedding season and works well during the day as well as night. We love the shape of the brush that covers the nail in one stroke and helps streak-free application of the product. Not just that, the formula of the nail polish contains Elemi resin that prevents staining of the nail bed and makes the polish last longer on the nails.

Price: Rs 400, Buy here


Text by Aarti Kapur Singh

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