Metallic eyeshadow is the latest trend of the season with everyone from Alicia Keys to Kim Kardashian sporting the cool icy shade. The best part is that this can be done subtly or intense for a big night out. Plus replicating the look is easier than you think: One sweep of color can make a delicately gorgeous impact. Or go for a more powerful layering of shades and create a striking glint across the lids. Ready to get an eyeful?
Fashion icon, Victoria Beckham wore a sexy, super smoky metallic gray liner and mascara at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. The effect was stunning when paired with a low, classic bun, dark eyeliner and a creamy nude lipstick.
To recreate Victoria’s eye makeup look, use a deep grey eye pencil like Maybelline New York Charcoal Grey to heavily line upper and lower lash lines, then lightly smudge and draw out color past the outer corners of the eyes. Next, sweep metallic shadow like Sonia Kashuk Enhance Eye Shadow in Steel on the lids, staying below the brow bones. Use a black eye pencil to line the inner rims of eyes and finish with several coats of volumizing mascara. Try Rimmel London Glam Eyes Mascara for big bold lashes. Dab a lighter metallic shadow on the inner corners and you’re ready to shine at your Holiday party.