The Metallic Makeup Trend 3 Ways


If you didn’t see metallic makeup everywhere this summer, where have you been? From the runway to our new-in pages, metallic makeup is the ‘in thing’ and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.

“We’ve seen it on catwalks everywhere, from Chanel to Dior, and it takes the ongoing glowy skin trend in makeup to its highest extent. It’s fresh, youthful, but impactful: metals are the ultimate look for this festive season. Go wild with our Artist Metallic Matte lipsticks and Star Lit powders as the perfect Christmas accessories or stay in your comfort zone sculpting your cheekbones with our Artist Face Color highlighters.”

Adriana Brito – MAKE UP FOR EVER Makeup Artist & National Trainer

Of course, there will always be a place in our heart for matte makeup, but sometimes a little space is healthy – right? That being said, it goes without saying that metallic makeup can seem quite daunting at first, but it needn’t be. Metallic makeup can actually be quite wearable and I am here to show you how.

So, whether you’re wanting to get a little more glow this festive season or you’re just all about metal effects, see how I plan on wearing this trend below…




Metallic Lids

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Ink Liner – Waterproof Eyeliner

One of the most subtle ways to incorporate metallic makeup into your everyday routine is a metal effect eyeliner. The perfect way to give your look a glamorous edge, glitter liner is the ideal choice for someone that wants to ease their way into metallic makeup.

The MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Ink Liner – Waterproof Eyeliner in ME 42- Metallic Gold is a sure-fire way to not only rock this trend but also make the eyes pop. Beautiful against all eye colours, this shimmering golden hue is fast-drying and waterproof, so you can rest assured that your look will stand the test of time. Easy to apply, the liquid liner has a precise applicator that glides over the lid with ease, allowing you to get super close to the lash line.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic Waterproof Eye Shadow

Want to go metallic with minimal effort? This is the one for you! The MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic Waterproof Eye Shadows are not only quick and easy to use, but they come in an array of show-stopping metallic finishes!

ME32 – Metallic Golden Khaki is my hands down favourite from the line-up; its soft emerald green hue is woven with gold shimmer, which catches the light beautifully and makes eyes immediately stand out. Ultra-smooth, the formula is smudge-proof and waterproof, so it’s an excellent match for anyone that wants to create a long-lasting, fool-proof look.




Chrome Kissed Lips

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Metallic Matte Liquid Lip Color

This one is for all the liquid lovers – I know there are a lot of you! MAKE UP FOR EVER has a range of metal-effect liquid lip colors that make mastering the metallic makeup trend child’s play. All it takes is a single sweep and you’ll dress your pout in 3D shine, shimmering pigment and moisturising ingredients that keep lips plump, hydrated and comfortable.

Available in 103 – Metallic Taupe, 201 – Metallic Warm Pink and 601 – Metallic Warm Gold, the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Metallic Matte Liquid Lip Colors can be applied all over bare lips, over the top of your favourite lipsticks or in the centre of your lips for a metal effect ombre.




Cosmic Complexions

MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion – Undetectable Luminizer

The eyes and lips are no-brainer options when going metallic, but what about the complexion? Yes, even your base can get in on this trend thanks to the MAKE UP FOR EVER’s ultra-luminous Pro Light Fusion shades. Whatever highlighter intensity you prefer MAKE UP FOR EVER has a highlighter that’s destined to light up your complexion; choose 01 – Golden Pink if you love a cool-tone pink and a highlight that has almost intergalactic result or 02 – Golden if a bronze, copper-toned glow is more up your street.


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