Metallics are in, but are they for you?
If you are seeing the Holiday fashion trend reports and they are all screaming ” metallics “! The hottest new thing..wait just one moment and let it cool a bit.
If you are on the red carpet and need to make heads turn and have your photo snapped for the next check out stand tabloid, sure.
If you are a normal everyday mom and business woman like me, sure, I would like to make heads turn, but not because of the shocking glare and reflection of the metallic makeup that I am wearing.
Here’s the short of what to do with the new metallic trend when it comes to makeup:
1. Less is more
2. A dot, or dash of it on the brow bone, into the eyebrow hair and letting it go just a bit over the arch is perfect and enough for a club party or holiday scene. This is not what you wear to an office party.
3. Focus more on shimmer than on metallic. There are so many brands that have some glitter and shimmer to them that won’t be overdone. Check out Urban Decay, Too Faced, Benefit and Nars.
4. If you are going to use this on your cheeks, pick a liquid shimmer and rub in small circles from the center of your face towards the hair line. Add a wee bit at a time til you get the look you want. Try Benefits gold peach liquid shimmer available at Sephora.
5. Lips: bottom lip in the center is perfect and plenty of metallic, if you do the whole mouth it will age you and it makes the skin look pasty.
If you must wear a full mouth of metallic, enjoy the concert and tell us how it went.
For the truly adventurous who have a phenomenal party to go to where the more outrageous the better: get a can of ERA shimmer spray, hose your entire face, while it’s still wet, tilt your head back and close your eyes while shaking loose metallic eyeshadow all over your face.
Hold this position for a moment and let it dry. When you bring your head back to the upright position, simply glue on some very large false eyelashes and put a wee bit of clear gloss on your mouth. You my dear , will definately turn some heads and have your picture taken.
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