A metallic eye can always be seen on the red carpet and runway for a reason – it can instantly add sizzle to any look and works on all eye shape. Below is a quick one I did using different shades of bronze from one of my favorite neutral palettes, Urban Decay Naked Palette. Read on for a step-by-step tutorial!
Step 1. Using a fluffy brush like MAC #217 Blending Brush, apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half-Baked on the inner half of the eyelid.
Step 2. Apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Smog on the outer half of the eyelid. Blend so there is a gradation between the two colors.
Step 3. With Sonia Kashuk Pencil Brush, darken the outer corner and crease with Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Darkhorse.
Step 4. Run a dark kohl pencil like MAC Feline along the upper and lower lashlines. Add a small fleck on the outer corner for a cat eye effect.
Step 5. Layer Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Creep over the kohl to set and for a more dramatic effect.
Step 6. Coat upper and lower lashes with Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Black.
Step 7. Apply Jealousness U.S.A. Diamond Beauty Lashes in JS-506 Scheming Beauty.
* To really make your metallic eye pop, dampen your brush with water or MAC Water-based Mixing Medium before you apply the shadow.
* Got warm undertones? Stick with bronzes, golds and coppers. On the pink side? Light blue, silver mauve or silver are your best bet.
* If you have single or hooded eyelids, avoid using metallics on the crease and remember to add in lots of black eyeliner and mascara.
* Always pair your metallic eyes with clean skin and neutral lips for a modern look.