From swipes of shimmering eye shadow right down to your gleaming pedicured toes, metallics are gaining momentum
From gunmetal gray to glistening gold, if it's shiny and precious metal, then it has been made into a shade of makeup. Shimmering and sparkling makeup was all over the spring runways catapulting metallics to trend status, but if you're not careful you can end up looking more Gaga than gorgeous. So for those of you without a superstar makeup team, read on for tips on mastering this metallic-tastic look.
Layer Shimmer on Lids
Give date night's matte smoky eye an of-the-moment for fall trend sultry twist by choosing metallic gray shades instead. NYX Glitter Cream Palette in Ice Queen comes with five shimmer-infused shadows from white to gray to a midnight blue to help you get put a twist on a traditional look.
If you've never been a smoky-eye girl, you can turn up the heat on the safe neutral brown tones you use every day. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow, for example, is sophisticated enough for a day at the office but lets you dabble in the fun of shimmering gold. Bonus:
It can be used as a bronzer or blush as well by sweeping your brush across all five layers.
A trend sported by A-listers on their nights out on the town, using a bronze eyeliner like Urban Decay Cosmetics Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy, line your top lid and beneath your eye to give your look a little extra oomph. Bronze liner provides a softer line than black, but the added glittering effect brightens up your baby blues, greens or hazels.
Beyond your eyes, feel free to let a silver, gold or other metallic manicure or pedicure shine. We love aluminum-colored Butter London Nail Lacquer in Diamond Geezer. And if you're worried about mixing silver nails with a bronze eye, don't be. Mixing metals is now a do!
For an ultra trendy look, apply a metal look over any color with Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Fractured Foil bringing two trends together: distressed metal!