Every woman can use some extra shine now and then. There’s obviously endless ways to incorporate this with your clothing choices, but what about your makeup? With the holidays right around the corner, darlings, it might be time to spice up your makeup with a look straight off the runway—metallics. From gold to copper to silver and rose gold, metallics are all over fall fashion including makeup.
I personally don’t wait for a special occasion to add shine to my look. My everyday eyeshadow, Sisley Paris’s silver shadow( Buy it here: $54 at Bloomingdale’s) has a sheen to it that glams up my every day without being too over-the-top.
How to choose the right metallic for your skin tone
Not all metallics look good on everyone which is why you need to know if your skin has warm or cool undertones. There is a great chart on Beautiful with Brains that can help you determine if you have cool or warm undertones. You can read it here. The main gist is if you have warm skin tones you should lean more towards gold and bronze colors. If you have cool tones rose gold and silver will be more complimentary to you.
So now that you’ve decided maybe a metallic is a good idea here are some products to consider:
Possibly the most obvious place to add the shine of a metallic would be your eyeshadow. Even if you don’t want to go with one of the main metals you can choose a shadow with a sheen— just avoid shadows that are labeled as “matte.”
Top left: CATRICE – Liquid Metal Eyeshadow – Buy it here: $4.99 at Ulta
Bottom Left: Tom Ford Cream Color For Eyes- Metallic finish – Buy it here: $60 at Net-a-porter
Center Top: Maybelline® Expertwear Monos Eyeshadow in NY Silver – Buy it here: $2.97 at Target
Center Bottom: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeshadow Metallics – Buy it here: $6.49 at Target
Right: NYX Professional Makeup Shadow Pigments – Buy it here: $5.99 Target
This would be far more subtle than going all in on a metallic eyeshadow, but it could still spice up a look. And if you want something even more unexpected consider metallic mascara.
Left: Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Eyeliner – Buy it here: $7.99 at Ulta
Center: Urban Decay Urban DecayHeavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner – Buy it here: $20 at Ulta
Left: STILA Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Metallic Umber – Buy it here: $22 at Macy’s
Avoid orange, darlings!!! But if you are a master at contouring and highlighting the angles of your face then by all means these products can add a metallic sheen to your apperance.
Left: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – Buy it here: $38 at Ulta
Center: Benefit Watt’s Up! Cream Highlighter – Buy it here: $30 at Sephora
Right: Milani Baked Bronzer – Buy it here: $8.99 at Ulta
This really is a commitment since nail polish lasts far longer than a night of makeup, but I guess you could always take it off if it’s not your “look.” If you are someone who perpetually opts for darker colors or polishes with less texture I don’t recommend doing this before a big event. It can be a shock to the system. Try it out on a normal week first.
NARS Nail Polish in Amarapura – Buy it here: $20 at Nordstrom
Essie Mirror Metallics in Penny Talk – Buy it here: $4.79 at Walgreens
Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Go for Gold – Buy it here: $4.09 at Target
I love daring lips! So these metallics are simply fabulous to me!
Left: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Cosmic Metals Lip Cream – Buy it here: $7.49 at Ulta
Center: STELLAR Metallic Moon Lipstick – Buy it here: $22 at Sephora
Right: Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color – Molten Metals – Buy it here: $30 at Barney’s New York
So shine on, darlings! And if you don’t think this is good for an everyday “look” at least consider it for all of the holiday gatherings you have coming up!
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