How To: Rock Silver Holiday Eye Makeup

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!

Holiday silver eye makeup

At 3.1 Phillip Lim, 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.

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 silver eye makeup by NARS

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 and a touch of pink blush and muted lips.


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,, 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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