Are you wanting to try a new eye shadow look, but you’re not quite sure what to do? Then look no further! This super-trendy metallic eye look is perfect for making a change without spending a lot money!
Fall/Winter Trend 2017: Metallic Eye Look
Metallic eye looks are totally in this Fall and Winter, so how can you
make it work for you? It’s actually easier than you might think!
First, you’re going to need eye shadow that has a metallic finish. This is not a sparkly or glittery finish, but rather a very high gloss (or iridescent) look, and the colors appear to be quite intense, but in a pleasant way. You can choose any colors you like, though I personally find that medium to dark toned colors better show off the metallic finish.
Next make sure you’ve applied eye primer so that your makeup stays in place and doesn’t crease. When applying a metallic shade all over your eyelid, you’re going to want a flat brush or a sponge style applicator. Using these brushes will help reduce fall out (the eye shadow falling off the brush onto your cheeks) while you’re applying it.
When you’re finished with that, you’re going to use a crease brush and apply a metallic color (either the same color or choose a different one) in your crease. The crease brush gives you more control of the application because the bristles are smaller and a bit more stiff. This way you’re keeping the color right where you want it.
Pro Tip: Hold the brush towards the back of the handle
to give a lighter touch when applying your makeup.
Then you’re going to apply a matte transition color. The transition color will help you create a smooth, gradient transition from the dark crease color to a light brow highlight color. So, you’ll typically use a medium-toned color for this step. Make sure that you are applying the transition color above the crease, yet still below the brow highlight area. Also, do not apply it past the end of the tail of your brow or past the inside of the head of your eye brow. Doing so can make your eyes look particuarly deep set, and not in a good way.
After you’ve applied your transition color, it’s time to choose a color to highlight the brow area. Since we are creating a metallic eye look, you’ll want to choose a light, metallic shade. Be sure to apply it very lightly as you do not want it to overpower the rest of the eye look.
Finally, you’ll move to the lower lid (also referred to as the lower lash line). Grab the crease brush and dip it in the same metallic color you used all over you eyelid. Lightly dust that on the lower lid/lower lash line area to bring the look full-circle. This techique will create more of a smokey look that you can intensify if you’d like.
Lastly, it’s time to blend!
For this step, you’ll need a blending brush. Gently move the brush back and forth over any areas you feel do not look very smooth. Pay close attention to where colors are meeting, and blend there. If you find that you have a spot that isn’t blending well, add a little transluscent setting powder to the brush, and blend again. It’s like magic! If you don’t have a transluscent setting power, use just a touch of your loose or pressed powder foundation. However, I highly recommend getting a transluscent setting powder because it creates a blurring affect to make your makeup look extremely smooth (think Snapchat filter).
And that’s it, but it doesn’t have to stop there. You can even layer metallic shades to create new ones! Say what?! This is a fun way to try new shades without breaking the bank. Give it a try, and see what you can create!
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