How To: Apply Metallic Eye Shadow
Dramatic, frosty eye-makeup looks were all over runways this fall. To adapt this look to your off-the-runway life, pick a favorite precious metal and follow these steps, courtesy of makeup artist Bobbi Brown.
What You Need
Eye shadow in a darker metallic shade
eye shadow brush
black eye pencil
eye shadow in a lighter metallic shade
Sweep shadow over lids
Sweep metallic shadow on the lids, staying below the brow bones. (Shown here: Sonia Kashuk Enhance Eye Shadow in Steel, $6, target.com for locations. Other options: Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow IR Brown 810, $20, shuuemura-usa.com. Or Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Montage, $16, lancome-usa.com.)
Lightly line rims in black
Using a black eye pencil, lightly line the upper and lower rims, focusing on the outer corners.
Lighten the inner corners
Dab a lighter metallic shadow on the inner corners. (Shown here: Laura Mercier Foiled Eye Colour in V.I.P. Silver, $22, lauramercier.com. Or try Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Goldstone, $22, bobbibrown.com.) Finish with mascara on the top and bottom lashes.