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BEAUTY

WE PUT METALLIC MAKE-UP THROUGH ITS PACES

By Anna Heaton, 28 August 2017

The metallic trend is making cosmic waves this autumn, and it's no coincidence that it's the perfect match for a banging night-out look. On the agenda? Go heavy metal with your make-up, experiment with lit-up looks and go play with these ASOS products...
Holographic products at ASOS | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Pictures: Miles Drury

Metallica

As someone who has a very public (and, to some extent, obsessive) affair with glitter, it's really no surprise I was first in line to test out the latest trend in make-up: metallic. It's crept its way onto the scene with chrome nails, holographic nail polish, high-shine highlighter and face shimmer, and now the catwalks have tried it on for size, it seemed only fair that I jumped on the bandwagon. Here's the verdict...
Lime Crime pop on nails | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Stick it

I know what you're thinking… stick-on nails on a night out = too much mayhem for you to handle. But, as a self-proclaimed clutz, I'm here to assure you that these Lime Crime babies aren't coming off for nothing. The glue is super-strong and no amount of cheers-ing and dancing will change that. Plus, they're so shiny.

 

Lime Crime Chromatic Pop-On Nails in Black Magic, £12

 

NYX professional face and beauty glitter | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Glitterati

Considering myself an authority when it comes to glitter is an understatement (I've basically got a PhD in the stuff)… I've tried many a brand and I've got to say NYX ranks pretty highly. The coverage is good – although you can apply more lightly if you want a more chilled-out look – and the pigment is really strong. Because it's a lighter texture, it's easy to build up with other colours or size of glitter, but, obviously, it gets everywhere. You've been warned.

 

NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter, £5.50

NYX professional lip cream | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Liquid metal

This is one for the brave beauty babes. Metallic lipgloss is a pretty OTT look to pull off, but on a night out, anything goes, so now's the time to try it. The coverage and thickness of this NYX gloss is insanely good and the best part? It won't budge. No one wants to be reapplying make-up in a portaloo and, while you might not care halfway through the night anyway, it's nice to know that you definitely don't need to. Note to self: use industrial-strength make-up wipes.

 

NYX Professional Make-Up Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Speed of Light, £7

Stila magnificent metals | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Rise and shine

This Stila eyeshadow has me seriously impressed. The liquid is thick and has a high ratio of glitter, meaning the result is a shimmery goodness that will more than brighten up your eyes. It's pretty stubborn so will have you covered for a good few hours and fairly smudge-proof. It's a 'yes' from me.

 

Stila Magnificent Metals Eyeshadow in Smouldering Satin, £23

Barry M nail paint | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Gold rush

When it comes to nail polish, Barry M delivers – and with every colourway you can think of, this Molten Metal collection is making a big case for the metallics. The wide brush means application is really easy, so go for one layer if you're wanting a sheer look, or do two coats for a higher impact. Fairly chip-proof, plus, it's a bargain.

 

Barry M Molten Metal nail paint in Gold Rush, £3.99

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