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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.
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  • Eye shadow in a darker metallic shade
  • eye shadow brush
  • black eye pencil
  • eye shadow in a lighter metallic shade
  • mascara
  1. 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, for locations. Other options: Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow IR Brown 810, $20, Or Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Montage, $16,

  2. Lightly line rims in black

    Using a black eye pencil, lightly line the upper and lower rims, focusing on the outer corners.

  3. 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, Or try Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Goldstone, $22, Finish with mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

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