Metallic makeup is one of the biggest styles of the season, and classic silver, gold, blue, or brown metallic looks are definitely the most widely flattering. Metallic shadow looks amazing on every eye color, and it’s a great way to wake up your look, giving you a bright-eyed, sparkling appearance.
If you’re looking for even more glam, some false lashes and extra liner will give you a look that you’ll be proud to rock all summer long. Even if you’ve never really done your own makeup, you can start rocking this cool metallic trend as soon as possible. Check out these tutorials to get started.
Take a long-wear shimmer eyeshadow and swirl it onto the eyelid with your finger to start filling it in. Using an eyeshadow brush, sweep the color on the remaining areas of the lid, including the crease, outer corner of the eye, and the edge of the under-eye. Take a lighter shimmer shadow and fill in the inner corner, going up to the brow bone. Take a black long-wear liner and rim the top and bottom lash lines. Finally, use a volumizing mascara to coat the eyelashes. Take a peachy gold shimmer blush to the apples of your cheeks and finish with a metallic peach lipstick to bring the look together.
If you want to see how this metallic eye looks when you put it all together, check out this video tutorial:
How to Apply False Eyelashes
All you need to apply false eyelashes are lash glue and your favorite false eyelashes. Start by determining how you’ll place the lashes. They should get smaller on the inner corner and larger on the outer corner. Take the lashes and bend them lightly at the arch, allowing them to bend to your eye shape. Then, put a thin bead of glue across the edge of the lash, smoothing out any clumps or beads. Allow the glue to dry for 30 seconds to a minute, then, once the glue has become tacky, apply it to the eye, starting with the inner corner and applying outward. Hold it to the eye until it dries.
If you want a look into applying false eyelashes, check out this video for more help:
How to Do a Basic Smokey Eye
A basic smokey eye is a great look for any appearance, and you can combine it with the metallic eye for a look that’s both bright and dark. Start with an eyeshadow primer, from the lashes to the brows. Use a light peachy shimmer on the inner corner, up to the middle of the eye. Take a dark grey and start on the outer corner of your eye. Pull the skin of the eye back so that it’s pulled taut as you do this. Blend from the outside to the inside. Take a black eyeliner and, starting from the outer corner, line the upper and lower lashes. With that dark grey, go back over the eyeliner and then up into the crease, framing the eye. Finally, use a light brown or grey to blend upwards, out from the crease line, toward the eyebrow.
If you’re interested in seeing a step-by-step for the smokey eye look, this YouTube video can help:
This cool metallic eye look is sure to be your go-to all summer long. If you’ve started getting especially good at beauty looks and you want to learn more, check out the Ogle School cosmetology program to turn your passion into a career.