The Makeup Lady – Metallic Eyes

By Wednesday, February 12, 2014 0 Permalink

The Makeup Lady

Metallics are back! The past few years have ushered in mixed metals accessories, metallic themed fashion, and now….makeup! Metallic eyes! We’re not talking the 1980’s baby blue shimmer shadows here. We’re talking true metallic colors. Silver. Bronze. Gold. Don’t get metallics confused with shimmers and glitters. Sure they are similar but you want to create that “wet” smooth metal look with your eye colors. There are two simple ways to create this look, depending on the color you want to experiment with. Keep it natural on the lid or vamp it up as a smoky eye. Here are two great looks to recreate!

This first look is simple. It’s as simple as a sweep across the lid. I prefer creamy shadows for this look because you can use your finger. And who doesn’t have time for that?!

Bronze Eyes | The Makeup Lady - Metallic Eyes

– Diorshow Mirror Shine Shadow in Météore

– Sephora Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Perfectly Nude

– BareMinerals READY Blush in The One

This next look is still simple but requires the use of a second metallic color to amp up the eye look. Again, use your finger for the lid color if you choose (because you can) and buff the darker metallic shade into the crease and outer corner.

Silver Eyes | The Makeup Lady - Metallic Eyes

– Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Galaxy

– Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Midnight

– Sephora Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Perfectly Nude

– BareMinerals READY Blush in The One

Feel free to do a simple silver eye lid look, or turn your bronze eye into an everyday smoky eye. The possibilities are endless. Get creative and try mixing your metals for a super bold and daring look.

Jamie of The Lady and The Beard