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Metallic Pastels: Illuminate the Prettiness

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Now seems to be a perfect time to illuminate in pretty pastels for some winter glow. Winter glow is all about icy and ethereal illumination mixed with on-going glowing beauty trends. And metallic pastels are perfect for that while we wait for the Spring.

This year, violet colors are taking off. Lilac, LavenderPink, Dusty Rose and one of Pantone Colors of 2018 - Ultra Violet. These colors are already popping up everywhere as also seen in many of S/S 2018 collections. 

Add pearly eyeshadows in lilac and lavender hues. Sweep around top and bottom of your lashline. Or add silver metallic illuminating toppers for full illumination to eyes and also lips. Keep the face powder fresh with defined/neat eyebrows. 

Do this now and enjoy spreading and illuminating your prettiness!

 

E Y E S

P O W D E R    E Y E    S H A D O W S

EASY : Sweep around top and bottom of lashlines as you normally do with eye shadows.

FULL : Go all over lid and along eye socket for full effect. Use Eye shadow primer prior to shadow application. Use patting motion than brushing/sweeping when applying, for better color pigmentation and also shadow stays put.

Following tutorial video from LANCOME looks helpful. The makeup artist wet the brush!

OPTIONAL OR FINAL TOUCH : Top with Silver Metallic shadow for maximum shimmer or as final touch.

 

INFALLIBLE PAINTS Metallics Eye Shadow in Violet Luster $8.99, lorealparisusa.com

Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow, Shimmer Finish in Exhibition $20, lancome.com

 

Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow, Shimmer Finish in Lavender Girl $20, lancome.com

Stila MAGNIFICENT METALS FOIL FINISH EYE SHADOW $32 (on sale $10), stilacosmetics.com

This one comes with liquid eye primer for better application and pigmentation.

 

Guerlain Mono Eyeshadow Silver White $34, neimanmarcus.com

This is great silver white color to mix with other color to shimmery effect. Also pat with fingers on top of other colors.  

 

L I Q U I D   E Y E    S H A D O W S   &   T O P P E R

Liquid shadows are not only so popular and versatile but also add whole new and multi-dimensions to our face. The oil like color emulsions are both ethereally beautiful and candy-sh pretty. 

1. Apply one coat directly along the lash line and center of the lid.

2. Use your finger or a firm brush in a tapping motion to blend edges and set.  

3. Wear alone or over eyeshadow.

Stila Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Sea Siren $24, stilacosmetics.com

 

 

Stila Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Wonderlust $24, stilacosmetics.com

 

L  I  P  S

If you are using matte lipstick, top with metallic illuminator or shadow on lower lips and indent of upper lips, so called cupid's bow. 


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