Sparkle and shine in the season’s prettiest shadows!
We’ve seen metallic eyeshadow before, but never before have we seen it done the way designers did it for their Fall/Winter 2017 runway shows! This season, labels like Alexis Mabille, Balmain, Nicholas K, and Christian Siriano proved that the best way to break out of a makeup rut is to throw a little, or in this case a lot, of sparkle on it. From mixed metal smoky eyes to sparkling gold shadow covering the entire lid to glittery shadow that looked like twinkling stars, it was all about heavy metal eyes on the catwalk.
Ellie Saab Fall 2017, La Perla Fall 2017, Les Copains Fall 2017
At the 2017 Emmy Awards we saw television sisters Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter of Modern Family both glamming it up in metallic eyeshadows; Sarah in a copper smoky eye and Ariel in a black and silver smoky eye. And besides these two, numerous stars, including Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez, and the incomparable Jennifer Lopez, as well as models Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, and Gigi Hadid have all been spotted rocking this heavy metal trend on the red carpet recently.
Bella Hadid’s bright orange metallic eye created by celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo, Gigi Hadid’s twinkly metallic eyeshadow, Yara Shahidi getting a glittery smoky eye for Black Girls Rock 2017
Want to try the trend? This look is perfect for upcoming holiday parties or a special night out, and of course if you’re brave enough, you can always make it work for day. Don’t be afraid to mix metals; bronze, gold, and silver can totally go together as seen at Balmain, where celeb makeup artist Tom Pecheux combined copper and silver shadows (you may find a palette that contains several metallics, making it much easier to pull of the mixed metal look). Do a smoky eye in metallic gunmetal and copper, or swipe a yellow gold shadow across your entire eyelid. And don’t forget about the rainbow of metallic and glittery eyeshadow colors available; try sparkling shadows in fall’s prettiest jewel tones, like plum, emerald, and teal. The only rule here is to apply liberally for maximum metallic impact!
Too Faced Glitter Bomb Shadow Palette, toofaced.com; MAC Cosmetics Dazzleshadow, maccosmetics.com; Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow, ulta.com