Now is the perfect time to try something fun & different with your makeup – because you can get away with a little extra glitz during the holiday season. This metallic eye is perfect for a date night out, a special holiday party or your New Year’s Eve celebration. I’ve included a couple options because, based on skin tones, some people will look better with gold/bronze and some with pewter/silver shadows. Take a peek:
The key to pulling this off is balance. See how in both these looks they have added liner & mascara to help ground the reflective shadow…but everything else (blush & lips) is kept muted & soft?
When working with highly metallic or glittery shadow, make sure you do your eyes first & then your foundation/powder after. That way if any falls below onto your cheekbone, it’s easier to clean up.
After priming your lids, use a flat brush to apply shadow from your lashline to beyond your crease (see photos above)…almost to your browbone, but not quite.
Blend, blend, blend! And don’t forget to highlight the inner corners of your eyes, too.
Define brows – this step is particularly important with this look.
Apply liner & two coats of black mascara (I like to use a chocolate brown liner with gold shadow & a charcoal gray for silver, so it doesn’t create as stark of a contrast as black would).
Do a light sweep of blush & a nude lip (stick with more neutral tones vs. pinks)
Fashion By Alicia says
Great colors for the holiday season! Love the selections.
Haley Rogers says
cute for the holidays! new years make up for sure.
jenn~the stylish housewife says
i NEVER wear shadow. literally, i have two shadows that i've had for years. these make me want to give it a try again. if you lived close by, i would just come over to your house and have you do my makeup daily! =) ha ha
the stylish housewife
Oh how I wish, Jenn! That would be so fun…maybe if we both get to go to NYC for blog conferences next year, I can do your makeup! 🙂
ahhh! this is so lovely. wish i was brave enough to try. somehow me thinks my red hair would not appreciate this eye color. 🙂
What a fun look – especially for the holidays 🙂
Marionberry Style says
I am so thankful for this posting as it gives me a little more inspiration and confidence to try something new in the eye-shadow department! I've stayed away from metallics simply because someone once told me I was too old for them (I think it was my dad…LOL!) But for a fun, sexy holiday evening out – it looks perfect!!
XO – Marion
The Fashionable ESQ says
I like these a lot; I received a metallic set from Bare Minerals last year and really love how they look when I use them wet.
The Fashionable ESQ
I do love metallic eye. I have two shades from Bobbi Brown that are a subtle metallic brown colour, actually these are more like my daily eyeshadows I love them so much!
Erika of Style Activist says
yes! I love creamy, shimmery eyelids. this is definitely a look that I overdo (all year round).