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How to Wear Metallic Makeup

In this Article:Getting Metallic EyesGetting Metallic LipsCommunity Q&A

Metallic makeup is a timeless trend that is known to catch eyes. Using metallic makeup is a go-to way to look glamorous. These easy steps will teach you different ways to create your own wearable metallic makeup look.

Part 1
Getting Metallic Eyes

  1. 1
    Prime your eyelids. Use a primer of your choice, put it all over your eyelids and blend it in.
    • Blending is the most important step.
  2. 2
    Apply an eye shadow base. Put the eye shadow base (in white or a color that matches your metallic shadow) all over your eyelid until you reach your eyelid crease.
    • Blend with your fingers.
  3. 3
    Wet your eye shadow brush. It is best applied wet to take advantage of the metallic shine
    • You can wet your brush by spraying water or a setting spray on it.
  4. 4
    Apply metallic eye shadow. Apply your eye shadow all over your lid making sure not to get any passed your eyelid crease.
  5. 5
    Use the neutral shade to blend. Blend in your eyelid crease to take away the harsh lines from the metallic shadow.
  6. 6
    Apply darker shadow for dimension. Apply your darker shadow to the outer third of your eyelid.
  7. 7
    Repeat the last two steps. Keep blending until shadow is to desired smokey-ness.
  8. 8
    Use a white eye shadow and place it on your brow bone and in the inner corner of your eyelid.
    • This step is optional but adds brightness to the look
  9. 9
    Apply eyeliner and mascara to complete the look.
    • This will finalize the eyes and make your look more wearable.

Part 2
Getting Metallic Lips

  1. 1
    Line your lips with your desired shade. Fill them in completely with lip liner.
  2. 2
    Apply a lipstick that matches the color of lip liner you chose
  3. 3
    Use your finger to dab a bit of metallic eye shadow in the center of your lips. Press lips together to blend.
  4. 4
    Apply lip gloss over top to seal in your look.
  5. 5
    Start your day confidently with your simple bold makeup.

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    • Do not forget that blending is the most important step.
    • If you fail do not be afraid to start over.
    • Metallic makeup can be wearable. Try going with a settle gold or silver if you are uncomfortable wearing bold colors.
    • In contrast, do not be afraid to wear bold colors. Makeup is a great form of expression and an easy way to catch eyes.


    • If you forget to prime your eye shadow it will crease! Prime your eyelids to make sure you can keep your look all day.
    • Please be aware of any allergies you may have to makeup before trying these looks.

    Things You'll Need

    • Brushes: small brush for eye shadow, blending brush
    • Eyelid primer
    • Stick eye shadow base
    • Metallic eye shadow, darker shade eye shadow, neutral shade eye shadow, white eye shadow
    • Eyeliner
    • Mascara
    • Lip liner
    • Lipstick
    • Lip gloss
    • A mirror
    • Makeup remover

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