HOW TO WEAR METALLICS

No matter the season, we’re always fascinated by glittery beauty looks.  And boy, we all crave a little change once in a while on our makeup routine! Holidays are the best season to try a new look and add some extra shine…Sparkly, shimmery, shiny products are here and have one mission; to upgrade our holiday or party makeup with their textures and features. Our tips and picks will help you elaborate your makeup and dazzle. Dance the night away while glooming and add luminescence to the dark wintery nights ahead! 
How to wear metallics

Pair a metallic lip with a neutral eye or a metallic eye with a NEUTRAL lip. This will give a better balance to the face when focusing on either one or the other.
If you have a fair or light complexion, look for bronze and dark charcoal metallics. Darker shades on lighter skin will pop and complement your skin tone. 

Using light silvers or golds is best left to those with a medium or dark skintone. If you use a silver metallic and you are fair toned, you could end up looking washed out.

  • Think groomed brows, curled lashes and a flawless complexion perfected with concealer and a little powder to take down shine. It’s all about glowing skin. 
  • When using metallics on the eye area, make sure to use an eye base or eye primer so the product doesn’t crease. The shimmer will last much longer that way. 
  • Don’t forget about JEWELED metallics. Most people think of bronze, silver, gold and charcoal when metallic comes to mind, but there are so many out there in a wide array of SHADES. Plum, emerald and blue make for great metallic colors as well. 

THE SHADES OF GREY

A grey blend is the office-appropriate way to wear your fail-safe smoky eye. Backstage at the
Elie Saab and Brandon Maxwell shows, the idea got a modern update in layered textures. Start by smudging a sooty shadow stick or creamy satin pencil along the lashline and softly blend upwards. Then, amp it up with matte gunmetal shades buffed into the outer corner of the lid. Finish by pressing metallic shadow in the middle of the lid for dimension and sparkle.

Metallics-Grey shades

CREDITS

the CODE | Magazine – December 2017