Did you get a chance to check out pics from this year’s Met Gala yet? If so, you may have noticed that celebs amped up their head-to-toe sparkle to fit the theme of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
While we might not be able to sport T. Swift’s sassily scaled cocktail dress or Beyonce’s bauble-studded latex gown, there are still plenty of ways to sport this season’s “it” palette of metallics in some unexpected places. Here are our top three picks:
1. Metallic Hair Tattoos
These aren’t your dime-store temporary tattoos featuring popular Disney characters. Instead, temporary skin art has taken a cue from mehindi—the intricately designed henna tattoos most often seen on hands and feet. And, along with new designs, temporary tats are now available in shiny metallics.
While they’re intended for the skin, the metallic hair tattoo trend couldn’t help but take off after Kylie Jenner was photographed casually laying about with a streak of glittering gold adorning her sleek bob. Even better, this wipe-on accessory washes out with one rinse, so there’s no commitment.
Want to know how to apply them for yourself? Grab some designs of your choice, and a few cotton balls, then watch the video below.
2. Shimmer-Infused Eyeshadows
Usually reserved for holiday parties and Friday nights out, metallic eyeshadows and lipglosses are having a serious moment this summer.
Not sure how to take the look from disco to daytime? While it was intended for fall, we still think that this Refinery29 tutorial hits all the right notes:
3. Metallic Lipglosses
What about your lips? The phrase “metal mouth” might bring back some unfortunate elementary memories. But, rest assured that the modern version is way more kissable. Check out a DIY tutorial below:
With so many ways to wear this season’s metallic, glittering looks, even those who prefer subdued neutrals can find a way to incorporate a little shimmer. After all, doesn’t everyone deserve to sparkle? We say bring it on.