From the Fall fashion runways you’ll see touches of metal, and of course as fashion crosses paths with beauty you are sure to have some of that incorporated into makeup as metallics.
Emilio Pucci Fall 2013 RTW
Photo credit: Alessandro Lucioni /Imaxtree
The easiest place to try this makeup trend is with the eyes. No, we aren’t going disco glitter 70′s or bold 80′s here…it will be much more refined as you can add it to your regular makeup routine, whether you are a beginner, not shy to try something new, or regardless of age.
Your metallics are the usual suspects; gold, silver, ,copper and their variations. Plus they are now added into jewel tones making them into super luxurious shades
TIP: When using in one area, try and tame the shimmer elsewhere on the face.
Benefit cream shadow in ‘sippin’ n dippin’
Work with shadows in soft golds, beige or champagne shades as they appear warmer and are softer looking than some silvers are when used alone. Cream shadow formats are great for wear-ability.
- Using your finger, a concealer or cream shadow brush, apply a thin layer to the eyelid.
- Apply 1 layer of mascara on the top lashes for a natural look. The eyes look awake.
- Pair with a shade of lipstick that is a touch deeper than your natural lip hue and keep it in a cream finish.
- Simple eye looks pair well with dark and bold lip shades as well.
- Pro secret: using a cream shadow application also works as a great eyeshadow base and keeps other shades applied on top from looking flat.
Add to your regular makeup look
this palette has a gold, silver and bronze PLUS rich colors with the metallic mixed in!
Have a favorite eye look? From neutral to colored, there is no need to change anything, just add to it.
- Do your usual application first,
- Use a flat, natural haired shadow brush to press on a silver, bronze or gold powder shadow to the center of the eyelid. Blend it a little towards the inner corner to soften the edges. Pressing on the shadow gives a richer pigmented finish.
- Go easy on the gloss or high shine for the lips, and avoid shimmer blushes or bronzers.
- Pro-Secret: Matte lips would be great with this as well.
The quick and easy budget friendly application
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof
shown in “08 Sun Tan copper”
Reach for the eyeliner, and I find the best selections are in pencil form. This is where you can have color with the metallic built in… from rich golds, bold silvers, sexy bronzes plus deep jewel tones of blues, greens, purples and the classics of black, brown and grays.
- Line in close to the lash roots and simply build a thicker line for more boldness. You can line just the top or top and bottom lash line.
- You can also add over your fave dark liner to make it a touch richer.
- Be sure to finish a stronger eye look with a couple of coats of mascara.
- Pro Secret: the bolder the eye look, go softer on cheeks and lips.
Revive your existing lipsticks with the metallic trend and it’s also one of my favorite on-set tricks.
- Using your pinky finger, pat and press on a metallic powder eye shadow, to the center of the lips and blend the edges ever so slightly.
- Plenty of light capturing sheen, very chic.
- Gold hues look amazing on deep red, burgundy, rich berries and browns.
- Light silvers pair up with softer shades of lipstick.
Chanel nail polish in ‘taboo’
Have fun here and express your personality!
- Take a shimmery, transparent nail polish (but stay away from ones that have glitter chunksflecks of glitter) use it as a finishing top coat over your existing cream shades.
- Go even more modern and use that transparent shimmer polish and just ‘french tip’ the nails,
- Always follow with a clear top coat.
- Pro Secret: Dark nail shades which are very hot in the Fall can use a shimmer top coat or look for the dark metallic shades like pewter and steel or a jewel tone with the metal built in.
Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Powder in ‘Champagne Pearl’
Cheeks can get in on the trend by way of hi-lighting.
- Use a no-color powder or cream version on top of the cheek bones layered over your fave matte blush.
- Go softer with metallic elsewhere in your makeup application.
- Add a clear shine gloss to lips for that glow-y look.
Ciao Bellas, Until Next Time
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