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The 6 Ways I Wear Metallic Eye Shadow

Posted 03/01/12 at 11:13AM by Charli Schuler

I'm a subdued black eyeliner kind of girl. It's classic, stylish, and easy to do. But once in a while, I crave a little drama. That's why I'm simply gaga over this year's dramatic metallic eyeshadow looks. They're like miniature works of art, from twinkling navy shadows inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night" to gold and silver leafing worthy of any museum statue.

Now, while these looks are simply too gorgeous to resist, you do run the risk of looking like an over-zealous 'tween who's gotten into mom's makeup. To prevent that, here are a few expert-mined rules of thumb that will keep your lids looking sexy, not silly:

• Keep your glitter and shimmer pared down and, in most cases, within the same color family.
• Since you're focusing attention on your eyes, keep the rest of your face sheer and simple, with a soft lip color and minimal blush or bronzer.
• To keep glittery shades or pigments in place, apply an eyeshadow primer or cream shadow first as a base. Then let it dry for several minutes.

If you're raring to unleash your inner drama queen, peruse my top six picks for the best use of metallic makeup on the runways, and learn the pro tips on how to work them into your daily routine.

See my top metallic eye makeup looks now.
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  • Posted by EricaC123 on 12/29/12 at 01:38pm


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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 12/10/12 at 10:20pm

    I love glitter and shimmer, but it's best to use some matte and less shimmery shadows to tone it down a little.

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 07:53pm

    I like glitter. I only don't like it when it falls underneath my eyes.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 12:09am

    I am with you! I pretty much stick to black eyeliner, and neutral eyeshadows but I like to play as well. I love taking a darker glitter or shimmer and going over my eyeliner with it. You can't really see it straight on but, when you look down or blink, you get a wow!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 03/10/12 at 09:17pm


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