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 innumerable ways to ensure 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 of stepping outside in.
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 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 cameraworthy and comfortable is a delicate dance. So what’s left when you want to look your boldest without sacrificing hours to get it done?
For us, the answer is always metallic makeup. 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 them as an eyeliner or blend out to a shadow. There’s also the Milani Everyday Eyes 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 clicking for the best shimmery makeup options, all under $20.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.