How To Wear Metallic Eyeshadow

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Published on September 18, 2006 with 4 Comments

Eyes that dazzle in metallic colors has always been one of my favorite looks. Read on for a few tips on how to make the metallic look work:

How To Wear Metallic Eyeshadow

* Keep metallics on the eyelid and away from the crease as they can flatten and make your eyes look dull. Avoid the outer corners as well since they can they can age and make any crow’s feet even more obvious.

* To use metallic colors on Asian eyes (which are usually less deep-set), the key is to highlight the brow bone and to use black eyeliner and lots of mascara. You can also try using a matte or cream eyeshadow underneath and using the metallic color to highlight the center of the eyelid.

* Colors like plums, greens, blues, bronzes and grays all make brown eyes pop like crazzzzy. Those with blue eyes would look hot in bronzes and those with green eyes would rock plums.

* Warm colors warm up the skin while cool colors cool it down. In other words, if you are on the pale side, stick with cool colors like light blue, silver mauve or silver. If you are on the darker side, go with coppers and golds.

* Try to limit the use of metallics to one area. When you do metallic eyes, keep the rest of your face simple. Use a foundation with a velvet/satin finish and highlight only your cheekbones and the center of your lip.

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  1. I have no idea what’s creasing =X please guide me!

  2. Hi Joey, basically the crease is the fold right above your upper lid. If you have single eyelids, chances are you will not have a crease. However, there are also people out there who have a crease but not a very obvious one. Hope that helps!

  3. Hey Phyllis, what metallic make-up brands do you use or recommend? Thanks! – Great Blog!

  4. i really apprecitate all your tips. People at my school dont know much about makeup. and the ones that think they do, dont really. They end up putting too much on or it just doesnt look good with there skin tone.
    THANKS AGAIN!!

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