The illuminating update your eye makeup needs
It’s an edgier way to wear all your favourite hues
By Sally Hunwick
marie claire Acting Beauty Director / August 03 2018
Elevate your matte-nude eye makeup approach with a pot of metallic cream. Use a finger to blend sheer washes of gold, pewter or bronze onto eyelids (stopping at the crease line to keep the look current). Classic with a decidedly modern twist, this take works as well for the office as it does after-hours.
Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color For Eyes in Opale and Sphinx
If you want brighter-looking eyes, these gilded shades are for you. Their creamy texture glides onto lids for a smudge-proof, illuminating finish you’ll quickly become addicted to.
CHANEL Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Pourpre Profond
This stunning burgundy crème shadow will bring a sophisticated finish to your makeup look. It’s highly pigmented and has a lovely satin finish that looks and feels high-end.
Revlon ColorStay Crème Eyeshadow in Black Currant and Honey
This collection of crème eyeshadows comes in 12 shades to suit every eye makeup look. It’s a great budget-friendly buy that doesn’t skimp on the colour or metallic sheen.
Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow in Millennium
This luxe Dior formula feels weightless on your lids. The gel-foam texture can be built to the ideal finish – use your fingers for a subtle wash of colour or the included smudging applicator for a richer pigment.
Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color in Copper, Triton and Seashell
These high-impact eyeshadows are crease-proof, waterproof and will stay in place all day long. They also have the added benefit of anti-ageing silk extract in the formula for younger-looking eyes.
Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow in Sparkle Grey
This cream-to-powder formula is the perfect way to ease yourself into the metallic eye trend. The shimmer is ever so subtle and the greige colour is ideal for everyday wear.
RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Magnetic
This beautiful metallic hue is a mix of taupe and silver that casts a hint of mauve whenever the sun catches your eye. The formula is creamy and hydrating, and is a breeze to blend.
shu uemura Cream Eye Shadow in G Gold
As mesmerising on your eyes as it looks in the pot, this cream shadow will give your lids a rich pop of colour. Top tip: Sweep it all over your lids or simply wear it along the upper lash line as eyeliner for an elegant evening look.
3INA The Cream Eyeshadow in Black
Your smoky eye look has never looked so good. Smudge this pot of glistening black eyeshadow along your lash line (both top and bottom)…and all over your lid if you dare!
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Now that you have the perfect product, here are six ways to wear the metallic eye makeup trend.
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Main image credit: Edward Urrutia