Lets Get Metal
MAD FOR METALLICS
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
In Fashion: Unless you've been living under a rock, metal tones have been on the rise since last season. I predict metallics in fashion are on the decline, and really reached their peak during this year's Met Gala, but will continue throughout next summer, then take on more subtle forms from there, such as into shoes and handbags and details of clothes rather than the garment itself.
The whole style of metallics is not so much its metal look, but about its shine and sheen. This idea is key and is leading to the rise of shiny satins and opalescents (and will play into the beauty talked about below).
From summer to fall: With the chill causing everyone to cover up, shine will become especially prominent in details, accessories and beauty. Metallics take on darker tones and a rougher, more tangible texture rather than the slick, vinyl touch and variety of colors we saw in summer.
Beauty: Kylie Jenner just introduced her newest "metal" liquid lipsticks, as did Colorpop, and we can imagine other brands, especially Maybelline, NYX (have some but I'm guessing they will come out with some more wearable shades) and Jeffree Star Cosmetics. For now, if you can't get your hands on Colorpop or Kylie's, Milani has a great drugstore line of metallic lip cremes.Highlighters are HOT for summer, and although popular in golden or rosey tones, highlighters will still be popular for winter, but will shift to silvery tones.
As if that wasn't enough glitz and shine to get you excited, shimmery lids are also rising, along with frosted lids for fall.
Most important for beauty is to remember that shimmer and metallic do not mean glitter. It's so 2011.