Hot Beauty Trend: Heavy Metal

30 March 2010

charlize theron

Charlize Theron’s bronze eye and nude lip combo at the American Cinemathique Annual Gala yesterday has had us rummaging manically in the beauty cupboard for our favourite metallics first thing this morning. (Turn to Illamasqua, MAC, Dior and Urban Decay for some great options, btw.) We reckon metallics are a really great alternative to a smoky eye and can look great on pretty much anyone if you bear in mind the following rules:

1.      Make sure skin is well prepped and free of shine to make a shiny, glossy eye really pop.

2.      Keep the rest of your make up low key – you don’t want to look over-stated.

3.      Be sure to pick the right shade of metallic to complement your skin tone; gold and bronzes look fab on warm skin tones, while gun-metals and slates work well with cool undertones.

4.      Remember that you can add water to your favourite shadows to add intensity for a more dramatic look..

That’s our beauty look for the bank holiday sorted then. Roll on Thursday please!

by Rose Beer


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