Beauty Trend Breakdown: Metallic Eyes

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Beauty Trend Breakdown: Metallic Eyes
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This season’s eye makeup trends are bold, beautiful and not for the faint of heart. Embracing the graphic liners, high pigment jewel-toned shadows, and dramatic lashes can be a daunting task for those who might be wary to step outside their comfort zone and switch from neutrals and their basic mascara to runway-worthy eye looks. That’s why we’ve tapped one of our go-to makeup experts, Stephanie Flor, to break down the trends and give you a close up play-by-play of how to apply some of the trendiest (and totally wearable) eye makeup looks.

Our model, Brooke, wanted to try a dramatic eye for evening, so we introduced her to Stephanie to teach her how to get the sultry, metallic eye trend that would be perfect for a Saturday night out or a romantic date night. While we used a mix of silver and pewter with black accents to suit Brooke’s personal style, the same rules apply with gold tones and bronzes. Don’t forget to finish this and any great eye look with long, lush lashes. L’Oreal’s new Telescopic™ Shocking Extensions™ mascara, allows you to separate, intensify and shockingly lengthen your lashes in one motion for an intense makeup result.

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Click through to see Brooke's transformation!

First prime the lid with a concealer to cover any redness on the lid and to create an even canvas for the eyeshadow. True Match™ Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer; $8.95;


Apply Studio Secrets™ Professional Eye Shadow Singles in Pure Silver over the entire lid up to the brow bone; $4.48;


Use a silver pigment such as Infallible 24 HR eyeshadow in Liquid Diamond on the upper lid and along the lower lash line to give the silver shadow an extra boost. Infallible® 24 HR Eye Shadow in Liquid Diamond; $7.95;


Next use a metallic shadow that’s significantly darker (we used Studio Secrets™ Professional Eye Shadow Singles Lush Raven) to add depth and contrast in the crease of the lid, extending out to the end of the brow line. Studio Secrets™ Professional Eye Shadow Singles Lush Raven; $4.48;


Use a black cream liner along the upper lid to create definition along the lash line. (Hint: if you use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes, always perform this step before apply liner to avoid smudging your liner.) Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H Blackest Black; $9.95;


Apply at least two coats of a volumizing and lengthening mascara. Telescopic® Explosion Mascara in Carbon Black reaches 100% of lashes from every angle for a dramatic, fanned-out effect. The unique spherical brush lengthens, separates and adds volume to even tiny corner and lower lashes for the most making this mascara perfect to add the drama this look deserves! Telescopic® Explosion Mascara in Carbon Black; $7.99;


Use a black liner to line the water line of the lid for extra drama and a little more edge. Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Black; $8.49;


A step-by-step guide to achieving Brooke's Sexy Metallic Look!

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