Very à la mode nowadays, metallic colours—whether in the form of makeup, liquid eyeliner or lipstick—can make your face sparkle and shine, even in winter! Here are some tips and tricks for shimmering makeup.
Think metallic makeup is hard to pull off? Think again! With the variety of shades now available, you can get virtually any shade–from dark to the more elaborate. If you’re over 40, try using pearly shades for both the lips and the eyes. But regardless of your age, it should be used sparingly. Come nightfall, you can get as glittery as you want, but by day, it’s always wiser to use metallic or iridescent textures. Lighter skin types: opt for silver; darker complexions: go for gold!
Always be sure your complexion is impeccable and apply makeup to the lips or the eyes, but never both at once. If you want to emphasize your metallic eye makeup, leave the lips au naturel using, for example, a gloss. Conversely, if you use a metallic colour on the lips, a non-metallic liquid eyeliner and mascara will suffice to accentuate the eyes.
Suggestions for keeping up on the trends
For a sophisticated look, use the silky texture of Ombre Soufflé Suprême by Lise Watier, available in 6 shimmering shades like Magie noire (Black Magic), suitable for both day and night.
You can also try Color Tattoo Metal by Maybelline, whose Silver Strike shade is perfect for light complexions. Barely Branded, on the other hand, is definitely the right choice for dark complexions. Prefer a pencil over makeup? Lancôme’s long-lasting Artliner 24H, available in Gold and in Silver, is easily to use thanks to its precision tip.
To bring out those lips and enhance your smile, look no further than Rouge Magistral Chic. Jouviance’s new colourless lipstick gives any coloured lipstick a sparkling, pearly white finish.
Finish your beauty regimen with the nails. Personnelle has two top coats you can choose from: Chromatik can be used on its own or with another varnish to get an iridescent effect, and 24K will leave your fingertips sparkling.