Metallic makeup is no longer limited to night-time use or special occasions – it can also take you from the mall to the beach in the day, too. Here’s how you can nail the look.
Use a small amount of the liquid-like, cream-textured Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips ($41 each, in six shades) and spread it out to a sheer finish over your eyelids and lips. Build on that if you want a more pigmented look. Each shade appears exactly like what you see on the packaging. And the handy nozzle of each tube is perfect for quick touch-ups on the go.
Metallic eye makeup can make you look less tired as it gives your eyes a wash of lustre – which means it’s really handy for helping you look more awake in the office. Whether you worked late the night before, or were catching up on TV dramas, try using a metallic pencil liner before heading for your workplace in the morning. It’ll perk up your look far more than black eyeliner. Team it with office-appropriate eyeshadows in grey or deep blue, or neutrals like nudes and browns.
From far left: Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-on Eye Shadow in D-12 Diamond Golden Grey, $36; Nars Kohliner in Naxos, Sorrento, and Altiplano, $40 each.
LIP COLOUR HIGHLIGHTERS
Apply the Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Longlasting Water-resistant Lip Topcoat ($30 each) over those lip colours that have long been your favourites but have lately become boring, to change them into different shades. The collection has 12 shades in metallic (shown in picture), glitter and shimmer finishes. These lippies are the perfect tools to change up your look for daytime without having to pile on the makeup or overhaul your entire routine.
The beauty of metallic eyeshadow is that you don’t need to blend it all that well for it to look good. That’s because the soft sheen of the metallic finish creates no harsh lines. Simply use your finger or a makeup brush to swipe it over your eyelids, and you’re good to go.
Clockwise from top right: Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in 34 Poudre d'Or and 36 Desert Rouge, $53 each; Nyx Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette, $22; Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Hydra, $45; Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs in #077 Magnetize and #677 Hypnotize, $102 each.
From top: Nyx Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in #16 Crystalized Metal, #18 Elite, and #13 Celestial, $20 each; Dior Rouge Dior in #999 Metallic, $50.
This story first appeared in the August 2017 issue of Her World magazine. Styled by Sherli Chong. Photographed by Frenchescar Lim.