Thursday, June 27, 2013

Model Memoirs: Cara's Heavy Metal Lids

From heavy metal to soft rock --- metallic eye shadows in pewter, platinum, copper and (rose) gold were in serious rotation on the Spring/Summer '13 catwalk.  I love the way the  charmingly cheeky 
Cara Delevigne pulls this trend off (right). Futuristic and sexy, Cara's heavy metal lids can actually be worn during the day --- with a few necessary tweaks. 
To create a softer, more wearable metal lid (like Cara's left and mine below) pay attention this easy how-to.  And get ready to see how cool molten metal can actually look on you!
  • When choosing your shadow color, keep in mind that metallics in rose gold and bronze tend to complement skin with warm undertones --- while silvery and pewter shades are generally best for cooler undertones.
  • Now, using either powder or cream shadow, sweep the metallic on the lid from lash line to crease.  Do not put any metal on the brow brown (#overkill).
  • Use a soft black eyeliner to lightly line the upper and lower lash line, and be sure to focus the majority of the liner on the outer corners of the eye. 
  • With a smaller shadow brush, place a lighter metallic shadow (true silver or gold with a little bit of sparkle are good bets) in the inner corner of the eye. Apply two coats of black mascara (or false lashes if you please), and finish the look with a muted gloss!

1 comment:

Caroline Topperman said...

Oh I'm absolutely loving the makeup it's so great!