Models from the Spring/Summer 14 fashion shows were sporting a range of metallic make-up looks that had us yearning for summer sun – but who says we have to wait until the warmer months to try this trend?
With Christmas coming up this month, there is bound to be the odd party invitation just screaming for you to try a bit of glitz and glamour. If you normally stick to classic make-up looks but want to give the metallic trend a go, take a look at our easy how-to guide:
Try a metallic eye
The easiest way to embrace the metallic trend is through a shimmery eye. For a bold look you can try cream-formula eye shadows that pack a glittery punch. For a more subtle take on the trend, apply a light dusting of glitter on the inner corners of your eyes or experiment with metallic eye liners.
Tip: Keep your lips neutral and matte for a sophisticated look.
Opt for heavy metal nails
Another great way to adopt the trend is through a metallic manicure. Rose golds and bronzes are particularly flattering and look great with almost all colours.
Tip: If your party dress is covered in bling, you may want to avoid an overly glittery nail.
Sparkle with a high-shine lip gloss
Adding a clear shimmer to your lips adds a sense of occasion for every day, and if you really want to stand out – a high-shine colour will do the job.
Tip: Bold coloured lips look great with simple 60s-inspired eye liner.
Products we love:
- Bobbi Brown Sequin Shimmer Brick Palette (£34.50) – 10 shimmery shades in one palette.
- Mac Dazzleglass (£17.50) – Bright colours with a hint of sparkle, the perfect party pout.
- Stila Kitten Glitter Eye Liner (£10) – We love this rose gold colour for a chic metallic eye.
- Topshop Nails in Gilted (£6) – The perfect colour to make your LBD pop.