One of the hottest 2016 makeup trends has definitely been metallics. Metallic makeup is one of my favorite trends for fall. (Pssst! This is the perfect New Year’s Eve glam look too!)
Can anyone wear metallic makeup?
Yes! Metallic makeup can look stunning on any skin tone. And don’t think you have to be young to pull it off either! Metallic makeup gives a little bit of shimmer and brightness to your look, but you can do so in a subtle way. Or go bold!
Metallic makeup takes your makeup routine and gives it a little, subtle edge.
How to wear metallic makeup
Metallic Nail Polish
Sometimes I see a trend I like, but still not sure if it’s for me. Heck, 90% of the time I do the same makeup routine and do my hair in the same way. That’s ok! Makeup is supposed to be fun and help you feel beautiful. Because when you are confident and feel beautiful – that’s true beauty!
So if you aren’t sure yet start with a nail polish. Give yourself some luxurious sparkle! My favorite color is this pretty Gold Dust Nail Enamel. This polish doesn’t just look good, but it will strengthen your nails by 80%, resist dings and scratches, give you amazing color and will remove easily with nail polish remover. (That last one is important! Have you ever had a nail color that stains your nails or is hard to remove? NOT fun!) It should also last about 12 days!
Metallic Eye Makeup
You may think that metallic eye makeup means fiercely bold looks, but it doesn’t! The runway was full of metallic colors on the eyes and it is an easy at home look to replicate.
You will want to start with an eye base. If you don’t have this product yet, you totally should! An eye base will keep your eye makeup not only lasting longer, but also from creasing. It’s also a great product to use for concealing under eye circles.
Next, pick your eyeshadow color. There is a perfect metallic color for everyone!
Image credit: Versace
For fair or light ccomplexion
For fair or light complexion look for bronze and dark charcoal metallics. These will look fabulous on you!
For medium to dark complexion
For medium or dark complexion, light silvers and golds will compliment your skin and look stunning!
When you think of metallic makeup you might just think about gold and silver, but there are also jeweled colored metallics! These are so pretty and a nice way to add a little glam to colors that you wear everyday. It’s the perfect way to subtly try out the new metallic makeup trend!
You will want to look for a product with a creamy base. This will keep the look subtle. The texture of the product contrasting with the color gives it a more natural look…with an edge! That’s why I love the Mega metals Cream Eye Shadow. It’s waterproof, comes in super flattering colors and will last all day!
The final look
I recommend using a nude or natural shade lip color when doing metallic eyes. It helps to balance out the look.
Now that you know how to wear metallic makeup, is this a trend you will be trying this fall?
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