Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Heavy metallic eyes! - different looks


This season, metallic eye makeup gives both edge and sophistication, taking you from day to dusk with ease. No longer reserved for just gold, silver, and bronze, metal shades now range from feminine rose-gold hues to urban pewter shades. To keep your makeup time-appropriate, think light for day and bold for evening. To get on board with this trend, surf for inspiration by checking out spring's hottest metallic stares.

Subtle Smoke

Diane von Furstenberg's Subtle SmokeWhile smokey eye makeup is normally reserved for evening, wear this lighter version during the day for subtle sexiness. The best way to go about daytime smolder is to look for a slightly sheer shadow that builds upon application. For summer, work the daytime smokey look with a translucent gray eyeshadow, . To keep the color light, apply the shadow with a fluffy makeup brush as these brushes tend not to pick up dense pigments.

Giorgio Armani's Sultry Gray Stare Giorgio Armani's Sultry Gray Stare

To take your daytime gray shadow into the night, build on the same gray color with a denser eyeshadow brush. If using a smudge brush, you can even wet the brush with a few drops of water before dipping it into the shadow for a sultry-sleek look.

DSquared2's Icy Silver StareDSquared2's Icy Silver Stare

For the night, get inspiration from DSquared2's Spring 2012 show and work a more intense silver shade over your entire eye area. To keep your look practical and sexy and not overly costumey and editorial, skip the shimmer and glitter over the brows and instead focus solely on your lids. For long-lasting wear and heavier application, prep your lids with a water-resistant and crease-proof eye primer before applying your eyeshadow.

Matthew Williamson's Muted Bronze Winged Liner Matthew Williamson's Muted Bronze Winged Liner

Once seen as a mere consolation prize for 3rd place, bronze is now ranked equally among metal's elite duo: silver and gold. To keep your look fresh and daytime appropriate, take note from Matthew Williamson's Spring 2012 collection and work a soft muted bronze pencil into a winged tip. Finish off with a few coats of mascara, warm bronzer, and lip balm. Keep the rest of your face bare for a glowing look that feels young and modern.

Emilio Pucci's Smokey Bronze Eye

Smokey Bronze Eye
To take your metal from day to a smoldering bronze, apply a shimmery copper shade throughout your crease. Use Emilio Pucci's Spring 2012 as a reference for the ideal smokey bronze eye makeup. Not overly done but bold enough to stand on its own, be sure to keep your bronze contained through the crease. Brush a muted neutral hue over your brow bone to contrast and highlight the velvety bronze hue. For added drama, line your eyes with a black kohl pencil and apply several coats of mascara.

N 21's Rose Gold Stare

Rose Gold Stare
To get No. 21's feminine look, apply a rose gold shadow over your lids and cheekbones. Use a light fluffy eyeshadow brush that will keep the color light and barely there. Because rose gold tends to become earthy and muted in matte versions, stick to a translucent shade that features subtle hints of shimmer. Additionally, since rose gold hues tend to favor warm skin tones, this hue best flatters light eyes and rosy skin types.

Badgley Mischka's Pewter Winged Liner

Pewter Winged Liner 
Once forgotten among the color masses and viewed as a murky hue, pewter is now used by the top industry makeup artists on celebrities and models alike. This spring, designers used the metallic shade to showcase their evening gowns and provide sophistication to urban grunge wear. At the Spring 2012 Badgley Mischka collection, pewter lined lids lent a hint of edge and fierceness to the elegant eveningwear and dramatic ball gowns. If you want to add further drama, smudge the liner all over your crease and apply several coats of black mascara.

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