Trying The Metallic Lip Trend + Swatches From Hikari Cosmetics - Paint The Town Chic

Trying The Metallic Lip Trend + Swatches From Hikari Cosmetics

PR samples from Hikari Cosmetics (currently on sale)

I'm no makeup artist, but I love trying new makeup and new trends.  One trend that I caught my eye this year are metallic lips (anyone else hop on the rose gold bandwagon?!)  When I saw Hikari's fall line of metallic lippies, I knew I had to give them a try.

I originally found out about Hikari from Ipsy and fell in love with the formula, so I was excited about these glosses.  I'll share each shade individually below, but overall I enjoyed them all.  They went on easily and dried quickly but left my lips a little drier than desired.  However this lippie lasted a long time which is exactly what you want for a night out.  The colors were a little light.  By layering you can get a darker look, but after a little trial and error I preferred them over a lipstick.

All of the swatches are worn without any other product so you can see what the shades look like!

Tender Heart - Shimmery Nude
Layered over your favorite rosy/nude lipstick, this is the secret to achieving the perfect rose gold.  Tender Heart looks good on anyone, and it's a subtle way to make your lips pop.  It's tame enough to work for an everyday look.  This shade is a must own.

Spiced Rum - Shimmery Warm Bronze
I love brown lipstick shades - something I've loved since high school.  They are just so flattering!  I also love the idea of a shimmery bronze shade, but worn alone it just didn't look good with my skintone.  This is definitely a great topper for other lipsticks, so I'll have to keep experimenting with this one.

Forbidden - Shimmery Mauve
This was a pretty shade but not too different from other lipstick shades I've tried.  It has an added shimmer, but not enough to make it unique.  Again this may be one that I have to try with other lipsticks.

Freefall - Shimmery Plum
Surprisingly, this was my other favorite shade from the quartet.  I say surprisingly because I'm not one for a dark lip, especially when it's in the purple family.  But I layered this over my NYX Butter Lipstick in Hunk Beau Gosse (looks like this shade isn't available so Thunderstorm would be a good alternative) and I loved the result.  I got compliments on it so I would definitely wear it out again.  This is more of a fall shade, but maybe I'll bring it out one more time for NYE!

Speaking of NYE, any of these shades would complete your holiday look!  These lip glosses are currently only $5 each, so be sure to add them to your makeup collection now.

I don't know about you, but I'm hoping the metallic lips stays into 2018!  Which one of these shades would you try?

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