Bronwyn O’Neill shows us how we can take the Metallic trend from the runway to our everyday makeup routines.
In makeup, trends are ever-changing from high shine to a full matte look. Now, it seems, we’ve moved onto something a bit more futuristic; metallic makeup.
From metallic lipsticks to metallic eye shadows, it’s a staple look that every makeup addict must have in their makeup bag. The metallic trend was all over the red carpet in autumn, whilst Versace used it as a staple makeup look for their models during Paris fashion week.
If you’re a matte addict like me, you’ll want to shy away from the trend but we all know once a makeup trend takes shape there is no hiding from it. But how can a girl rock the sparkle in an everyday look?
The easiest way to include a bit of sparkle into your life is to use a high shimmer shadow in the inner corner of your eyes. Not only is it subtle and can be worked into an everyday look, it also gives you a more ‘awake’ look. It makes your eyes look more open and it‘s ridiculous easy to do. It’s the best way to go if you’re ready to give in to the glitter.
Another subtle makeup look is to use metallic eyeliner. A shimmery winged liner will make your otherwise matte makeup pop. You can pick up different coloured eyeliners from Urban Decay’s 'Razor Sharp Long Wear Liquid Eyeliner' collection. You can make your wing as dramatic as you want to really bring that sparkle to life.
If you’re feeling a bit bolder, a completely metallic eye is an amazing way to incorporate the shine into your everyday look. If you don’t particularly want to break the bank by buying Pat McGrath’s metallic eye shadows, no matter how beautiful they look, you can invest in Mac's magnetic shimmer shades. The eight shades are magnetic so there won’t be any fall out and they stay on trend by being extremely pigmented and metallic. Use the shimmer shadows all over your lid to create a really dramatic look.
Finally, if you want to make a real statement makeup look, use a bold metallic lipstick to draw attention to your makeup look. Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic line has a range of metallic liquid lipsticks, as well as brands like Lime Crime, Too Faced, Nyx and Jouer. The options are endless and this is a really effortless way to bring to high fashioned trend into your beauty routine in a bold way.