Metallics For Every Skin Tone


Do you find yourself reaching for that same neutral eye shadow palette in the morning? Or do you create a classic smoky black eye every time you go out? This season, why not add some shine to your daily (or party-prepping) routine. Metallic eyes—think rusty golds, shiny silvers, and burnished copper— work on all skin tones and are a great way to perk up your look.

Pale Skin Tones

A glossy, shiny silver looks elegant and almost ethereal on paler complexions. Give it a twist with a hint of vivid blue eyeliner like Stacey (left) or learn how to create a silver eye that’s everyday appropriate with Kirsten.

Medium Skin Tones

A burnished copper shadow complements most skin tones, but looks especially stunning on Simera’s golden, honey complexion. We love her sultry, smoky take on the rusted metal—perfect for big night out. Another way to rock the hue? Learn how Melina (below) added dimension by extending the rose-bronze tone to her lower lash line.

Darker Skin Tones

Renee’s soft gold eye liner and rosy copper lid create a mixed-metal explosion! Just like mixing your jewelry, we love this muti-hued effect. For an all-out glamorous party look, be inspired by Destiny’s daring gold eye liner (below), which illuminates the inner corners of her eyes.