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From blinged-out hair accessories to bright red lipstick and velvet shoes for a grand entrance, holiday party season is all about indulging in excess…at least when it comes to our beauty and fashion choices. There are an innumerable amount of ways to ensure that you turn heads the second you walk into a room, but more often than not, it takes an annoying amount of time to land on something deemed worthy enough to step outside in. For us, the quick and easy answer is always metallic beauty products.
Changing in and out of outfits is a workout we frequently subject ourselves to, but somehow never see coming. Swatching different lipsticks can often leave our lips so sore, that the only thing we can bear for the rest of the night is a hydrating lip balm. And deciding on a pair of shoes that’s equal parts camera-worthy and comfortable is a delicate dance. Metallic makeup is all that’s left when you want to look your boldest without sacrificing hours to get it done.
The iridescent shine of an eye, face or lip product commands attention, regardless of how much you apply, and products typically tote foolproof application. For instance, e.l.f’s No Budge Shadow Sticks have a softly pointed edge so you can wear as an eyeliner or blend out to a shadow. There’s also the Milani Everyday Eyes Matte Eyeshadow Collection with its dual-ended brush for the most precise blending.
And if you want to keep your makeup low-key, there’s also the option of updating your classic manicure with a shimmery design. Either way, a metallic accent shouldn’t come at a steep price. Keep scrolling for the best shimmery makeup options, all under $20.
A plethora of ’70s-inspired rose gold shades in matte, metallic and shimmer finishes.
The Rose Gold version of this waterproof liner glides on smoothly, thanks to a cone-shape applicator that also allows you to create lines as fine or thick as you want.
Finely milled, high-impact metallics minus the fallout.
A collection of sheer to full-coverage lip colors that’ll boost your makeup look with a prismatic effect.
A sparkling peach with a chrome sheen and creamy finish.
A statement-making shade with intense color payoff.
These metallic shades dry into a smooth, matte finish.
The entire line is available in three different finishes: translucent sparkle, full coverage with high shine and metallic with intense shimmer.
A deep purple layered with a frosted blue pearl.
Sky’s the limit when you use any of these nine shades, including four metallics for amping up your mattes.
This easy-to-apply shadow pen also comes with a sharpener so you can create graphic lines when you get bored with simply covering your lids.
These creamy, prismatic colors are easy to apply, thanks to a flock tip applicator.
Six jewel-toned colors with iridescent color payoff and a creamy finish.
In addition to being transfer- and smudge-proof, these bold colors are also hypoallergenic and ophthalmologist-tested for sensitive eyes.
This high-shine collection comes with contouring and highlighting shades to create three-dimensional eye looks.
Paint your pout in any of these high-impact colors before stealing kisses.
Six golden shades in a travel-friendly compact with a double-ended brush for blending to perfection.
Two metallic shades in one–what could be better?
Coat your lash line in glittery goodness before adding on a bold shadow and mascara.
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