Our New Summer Obsession: Metallic Eyeshadow

Spring/summer 2012 runway beauty looks featured an abundance of metallic eyeshadow in dark and prominent designs. While our favourite summer looks usually consist of soft and natural tones, this season we are being pulled in a completely different direction. While this heavy metal look seems somewhat unconventional for the sunny months, we love the look for a glamorous night out! From gold, to bronze, and even icy blue, anything goes as long as it sparkles and shines.

Fashion shows such as Just Cavalli and Fendi (shown above) focused on a shimmering metallic lid as the focal point for their beauty looks. While you can subtly achieve the trend with a light bronze or metallic peach shadow, you can also attempt a bold luminescent look. If you want it to be highly pigmented, opt for a metallic cream shadow or try a simple technique known as foiling.

For a great selection of metallic cream shadows try Laura Mercier’s Metallic Crème Eye Colours. Available in 5 shimmery shades, the lightweight formula will glide on smoothly and prevent creasing throughout the day. You could also look out for LUSH Cosmetics new Emotional Brilliance line which is being launched on July 21st. They have a gorgeous line of cream eyeshadows that come in a variety of lovely metallic shadows. Plus, the cute packaging is fully recyclable with a disposable wand applicator!

For the foiling technique you must first select a loose powder or pressed powder shadow in your favourite metallic shade. Take a flat eyeshadow brush and lightly dip it into some water. Next, wipe the brush onto the shadow of your choice and carefully swipe onto just your eyelid. Let it dry completely before either layering another colour or adding the finishing touches to your look.

Since the focus is on your eyes, keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum. Stick to lightly rosy cheeks and a natural lip colour to complete your glamorous look!

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