You can blame Kylie Jenner for the rise of metallized lipstick, one of the strangest but coolest cosmetic trends of 2016. And by the way the beauty scene is looking, metallic is the way to make a statement for the holidays.
Like all her creations, the Kylie Metal Matte Lipsticks sell out the moment they are replenished—so naturally, the next best thing is a look-alike. Imagine our delight when we found the brand-spankin’-new Stannic Matte Lipsticks on our desks, courtesy of our friends at DETAIL. If you will recall, DETAIL is the same local brand that sent us these ultra-popular ultra-mattes to swatch—so we had high hopes for their foray into metallic lipstick.
According to Merriam-Webster, “stannic” is defined as anything of, relating to, or containing tin—so it’s pretty much a synonym for metallic. There are 4 shades in the Stannic Matte Collection, which the girls on the BeautyMNL team have swatched for you below. Shining, shimmering, splendid, yet surprisingly safe for the office, these lipsticks only go for P245 a pop!
Dani in Polaris
THE COLOR: A peach-toned rose gold that can stand in for your usual nude. It’s similar in color to Kylie Metal Matte Lipstick in Heir.
Kat in Rigel
THE COLOR: A warm, subtle copper with a touch of pink. It’s similar in color to Kylie Metal Matte Lipstick in Reign.
Karyl in Canopus
THE COLOR: A steely mauve pink with cool undertones. It looks like a metallic Posie K.
Erika in Pleades
THE COLOR: A pearlescent purple with a silvery sheen under light. It looks like a metallic Kourt K.

THE VERDICT

COLOR: Is it possible for lipstick to look completely matte and completely metallic at once? YES. The Stannic Mattes prove it! Each color applies creamy, vibrant, and shiny but sets shine-free and a few degrees subtler than the color in the tube. The spectrum ranges from discreet to vampy and includes all the most popular shades of the year, save for red.

LONGEVITY: Two coats of this liquid lipstick will last you the entire day. Do not hold back on the lip balm before you apply it, because each color dries to an infallible, flat matte that may parch your lips. Priming will ensure even application, minus any patchy mishaps.

WEARABILITY: They’re pretty edgy, but if you’ve got gumption, we don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to go metallic! Polaris and Rigel are perfect for the office, Canopus will impress on a date, and Pleades was made to party. The molten finish will switch things up in a swipe!

The DETAIL Stannic Matte Lipsticks are available on BeautyMNL for P245. Shop it right here.