If you hadn’t heard, metallics are in right now and the hottest way women are wearing this trend is on their eyelids. There are a lot of ways to make one’s eyes pop, and a metallic eyeshadow — although somewhat intimidating — is definitely one of them. Many shy away from the glittery look for fear they’ll resemble an overdone drag queen or high school cheerleader. But trust us when we say there’s a way to rock metallic eyeshadow as a grown woman and here are a few great products to start with.
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream – Golden Copper ($23)
Ease your way into this look with this highly pigmented cream eyeshadow in Golden Copper. A primer will make the color pop on your eyes even more, but if you’re scared about the shade appearing to bright, skip that step and just smooth this on your eyelids.
One end of this dual color stick, which I’m wearing in the photo above, delivers pigmented color with a foil finish, while the other contains specs of glitter for even more pop. Typically, glitter eyeshadows are extremely messy and difficult to apply, this brush applicator makes the process simple and neat, and the color lasts all day.
- Make Up For Ever Metal Powder – Sunflower Gold ($25 pro size)
This product isn’t nearly as easy to apply as the two above, but the diligence spent to get it right will be worth it. Because this is a loose powder, you want to be sure to tap excess powder off of your brush before applying to your eyes. It’s also a good idea to do your eyes before your foundation so any fall out won’t ruin your finish. I have this in Sunflower Gold, Maize Gold, and Copper (Bonus: These powders can be used on cheeks and lips as well.)
- MAC Eye Shadow -Goldmine ($16)
Less metal and more shimmer, this shadow is a good starter shade for those who want to ease into the glitterati. Use a primer to gain more color on your lid.
- Sephora Eyeshadow – Hawaiian Beach ($10)
Another mild glitter powder shadow, you can wear this shade to the office and happy hour with little fuss.