18/09/2014 08:48 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Metallic Make Up: The Autumn Beauty Trend You Need To Try

Remember that No17 Heather Shimmer lipstick you and everyone else used to own circa 1997? The soft amethyst shade with a hint of glimmer? Well, you should have kept hold of it because metallic make up is back and having a serious beauty moment.


All over the Autmn/Winter 2014 catwalks, eyes, lips, cheeks and nails were given a reflective mirrorball finish that couldn't fail to catch the attention of onlookers. NOT to be confused with 'sparkle' that's produced from tiny shards of glitter nestled in the formulas, the metallic effect is rich, resplendent and usually a result of cream and liquid-based beauty products that glide over the skin like silk and don't sink into creases. Essentially they're the Galaxy Caramel equivalent of the cosmetics world.

The best bit is that they're totally wearable, too. Smouldering silvers like those seen at Donna Karan and Emporio Armani look striking against porcelain pale skin and icy brunettes while burnished bronzes and antique golds a la Holly Fulton and Rodarte flatter and enhance warmer complexions. Black skin? You can pull off all the molten must-haves.

Finally feeling ready for some metal-inspired make up? Then check out our top 10 gilded go-to's and remember; this is your time to shine...