Tips & Tricks

How To: Wear Metallic Eyeshadow

September 18, 2006

A dazzling metallic eye 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

• Try to keep metallic shades 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 fine lines even more obvious.

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

• Colors like plums, greens, blues, bronzes and grays all make brown eyes pop like craaaaaaazy. Those with blue eyes look particularly hot in bronzes and green eyes pop against 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 hues 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 go for 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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  • Reply joey September 19, 2006 at 2:59 am

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

  • Reply Phyllis September 19, 2006 at 3:37 am

    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!

  • Reply Maria April 27, 2007 at 12:37 am

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

  • Reply Lyndsey < 3 May 14, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    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.

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