Makeup Artists Love These Metallic Makeup Products the Most
Metallics have always been en vogue, from golden makeup in ancient Egypt to shimmery flapper dresses and disco fever. Today, metallic makeup is hotter than ever, no matter what time of year it is. We're seeing a punch of foil on the lids, intense shimmer on the lips, and super-saturated sparkle on the cheekbones as a highlight. By manipulating the product in just the right way, you can apply metallics all over your face without looking like the Tin Man.
To find out which products work best, we crowdsourced a few of our favourite celebrity makeup artists. Ahead, you'll find their favourite glosses, pigments, creams, and powders to beef up any look in seconds. Fair warning: These products may cause a lot of attention (for all the right reasons).
Milk Makeup Eye Pigment ($30)
These pigments are very forgiving: "You get a little bit of play time to blend," Honey Makeup Artist Suzy Gerstein explains. "Then the colour sets for long wear." The wide range of vibrant colours is perfect for any look, whether you're trying for a serious pop of shimmer or you just want a bit of glitz for a more refined everyday style.
Mehron Makeup Metallic Powder With Mixing Liquid ($19)
"These are must-haves in my kit," fellow Honey Makeup Artist Daniela Gozlan muses. "You can use the powder to add accents to any makeup look or mix it with the liquid to create the intense colour of real metals. The versatility with this combo is amazing for trying out different levels and styles for equally dimensional looks."
Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Eye Shadow ($35)
"I love this creamy waterproof formula to pop on the eyelid for a bit of shine," Celebrity Makeup Artist Daniel Martin tells us. Like Gerstein, he thinks metallic shades will complement a strong matte lip flawlessly. We're dying to try this out, especially with glowy skin.
Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($55)
Dior's products are constantly being recognised for their creamy texture and elegant shades, and this iconic shadow is no exception. The iridescent metallic finish is the perfect addition to any makeup look. Martin says, "This warm metallic milk chocolate shade (pictured above) is gorgeous on the eye alone or all over the face to highlight on dark to deep skin tones." An eye shadow you can use as a highlighter? We're in love.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($33)
Try a vibrant metallic liner across your eye for an edgy, multi-hued effect. The creamy pencil glides on easily with a 30-second window for smudging and blending before you have guaranteed all-day, all-night wear. A metallic eyeliner is perfect for contriving a more subtle, yet sultry look. Don't worry about getting it perfect, either—they're made to be simple.
Next up, check out the nine celebs who love metallic eye makeup.