Celebrity Makeup: Metallic Eyeshadow

I have always LOVED the look of metallic eyeshadows and looks like the stars at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards do too.

2010 MTV Europe Music Awards Beauty

To play up her gorgeous hazel eyes, Rihanna used a warm coppery color on the eyelid and lower eye with a dash of plum on the crease.

Rihanna metallic eye makeup at 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards Beauty


Katy Perry (who used CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire in the past) wore her signature gilded eyes with lots and lots of lashes; while Miley Cyrus went with a brighter yellow gold (try MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Show) to make her blue eyes pop.

Katy Perry metallic eye makeup at 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards Beauty
Miley Cyrus metallic eyes at 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards Beauty


Regardless of how these ladies are wearing their metallics, they did the right thing by pairing it with lush lashes and neutral lips to keep the look modern.

Find out more on how to rock metallic eyeshadow!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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