Trend Alert: 5 Ways to Adorn the Latest Metallic Look

Whether it’s metallic nails or makeup, this is the trend that makes you shine


Up the glam quotient by jumping on the metallic colour trend bandwagon. This trend was seen all over the runway from clothes, bags, and shoes to hair and makeup. Models strutted down the runway in shades of metallic gold, silver, pink, blue, green and purple.

If you want to sparkle and shine without looking like a disco ball, try one of these fashion and beauty trends.

1. Metallic Makeup

It’s time to move away from the matte look and go for the glow. No, we’re not talking about glitter, but metallic makeup. Taking the smokey eye to a whole new level, using shiny eyeshadow in metallic shades can add colour and vibrancy to your overall look.

2. Metallic Nails

Known by a lot of names - chrome nails, shiny nails, mirror nails - the metallic finish is all in the rage right now. Spotted on celebrities, you can achieve this look by using chrome nail polish, nail wraps or by layering highly pigmented glitter powder.

3. Metallic Hair

Inspired by the Pantone Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet, hair salons are offering balayage in variations of the shade such as lilac and magenta. Mi The Salon is offering a metallic ash brown balayage colouring service with five different chromatic hues including rose chrome and aluminium. 

4. Metallic Fabrics

Metallic hues were spotted on the runway of luxury labels Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent. Many designers showcased shiny fabrics in their collections including dresses, pants, capes and even swimwear! Simple outerwear such as a metallic jacket can also jazz up an otherwise monochromatic outfit. A simple way to start off with this trend is to get your hands on the Jo Kilda Sol Pleated Skirt that comes in metallic red, yellow and silver.

5. Metallic Accessories

Whether its a bag, jewellery, a pair of shoes or sunglasses, inject your everyday outfits with a shot of glitz by adding a metallic-coloured accessory. This is an easy and subtle way to get in on the trend without going all in. ALDO is all over this trend with their metallic sneakers and boots.

Aditi Kashyap

21 Mar 2018, 10:00 AM

Aditi is the Associate Editor at Vanilla Luxury. She loves to travel and has an obsession with rooftop bars and chasing sunsets. Follow her adventures on Instagram @heydeets.