We’re not entirely sure when or how it happened, but somewhere along the way, glitter, sequins, and metallics got assigned almost exclusively to the holiday season. Let us guess: you have a sequinned dress/skirt/shirt tucked away in your closet that you’re excited to wear to a holiday party this winter?
The same goes for our makeup—when was the last time you saw someone wearing a glittery, metallic lipstick at the grocery store? This year, we encourage you to put an end to the holiday-exclusive metallic lipstick cycle and wear a metallic lippie for your next trip to the laundromat, car wash, and yes, even the grocery store.
Not feeling ready to swap your sheer lip balms for metallic lipsticks just yet? For now, browse and shop some of our favorite picks and wear them over the holiday season—or any other special occasion.
1Juicy Couture Metallic Lip Lacquer in “My Shining Armour”
The new glittery launch from Juicy Couture comes in three shades and gorgeous packaging.
Shop it! $18, juicycouture.com.
2Too Faced Melted Matte-Tallic Liquified Metallic Matte Lipstick in “Break Up, Make Up”
A crowd favorite, this Too Faced liquid lipstick is as comfortable to wear as it is popping. Ariana Grande would be proud.
Shop it! $21, sephora.com.
3Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick in “Detox”
This is one pick you’ll want to display on your top shelf just as much as you want to wear it.
Shop it! $32, sephora.com.
4M.A.C Cosmetics Throwbacks Lipstick in “Spanish Fly”
Last year, M.A.C brought back some of its iconic shades from past years that had been discontinued—like this mesmerizing metallic lipstick—and they’re still available!
Shop it! $18.50, nordstrom.com.
5YSL Tatouage Couture Metallics Liquid Lipstick in “Golded Fuchsia Rivals”
You can always count on YSL for a unique applicator, and this liquid lipstick is no exception. We love how precise you can get with that tip to achieve the perfect Cupid’s bow.
Shop it! $37, nordstrom.com.
6 Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Metal Liquid Lipstick in “Iced Out”
Ready for the big leagues? Smashbox’s beloved liquid lipstick formula comes in this head-turning metallic blue shade that we’re obsessed with.
Shop it! $10.23, amazon.com.
7Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipstick
A metallic, shimmery version of Charlotte Tilbury’s cult fave Pillow Talk lipstick? Take our money.
Shop it! $34, charlottetilbury.com.
8 CoverGirl Exhibitionist Metallic Lipstick in “Razzle Dazzle”
Worn on its own or on top of another shade to make it pop, this ultra-metallic lipstick from CoverGirl is perfect for jazzing up any look.
Shop it! $5.23, amazon.com.
9Bite Beauty Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in “Grape Glaze”
These pencils come in 10 shades, but we’re partial to this jewel-toned, deep purple metallic one.
Shop it! $24, sephora.com.