Tips & Tricks

How To: Rock Silver Holiday Eye Makeup

December 16, 2011

When it comes to holiday makeup, nothing says glam better than silver. So take a cue from the gorgeous silver eye looks spotted on the Spring 2012 runways on how you can rock the color this season!

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 silver eye makeup by NARS

At 3.1 Phillip Lim pictured above, models were given a “geometry mixed with light and air” with a metallic silver graphic line drawn along the crease, courtesy to a wet application of NARS Single Eyeshadow in Night Life and the slate gray side of NARS Paris Duo Eyeshadow. Add a touch of NARS Multiple in Copacabana along the cheekbones for a truly ethereal look.

Feeling crafty? Slice some silver sequins into half and place them below and above each lash line, just like the look created by Pat McGrath at Givenchy.

Alternatively, try the “graphic metallic element” Chanel Creative Director Peter Philips created at Fendi by pairing a thick black cat-eye with pieces of silver reflective sheets glued all the way up past the brow bone.

Either way, remember to pair your silver peepers with clean skin, a touch of pink blush and muted lips for the freshest look.


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  • Reply Tiffany December 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Do you have any recommendations for loose silver glitters?
    Will def have to try out Night life though, it looks great

    • Reply Phyllis December 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Tiffany,

      You can try MAC 3D Silver Glitter (it’s a gorgeous holographic silver glitter) or Make Up For Ever.

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