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A Metal Moment

Creating a wearable version of the look at Rodarte’s Fall 2014 Show

The metallic color spectrum is having more than fifteen minutes of fame; this trend now stands strong from season to season. The holidays provide an excellent excuse to go all out, with make up that’s creative and more high fashion driven. This is the perfect moment to experiment with metal shine!


A great example is Rodarte's Fall 2014 runway show, where metallic (pearly shimmer, not glittery!) goes darker for fall. Instead of the anticipated pastel shades of silver and gold, a burnished rose toned bronze creates dark drama.

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Begin by applying a rose colored pearl shadow such as our Pearl X Eyeshadow in Destiny Rose, to the inner corner of the eye using a dampened #18 Small Eyeshadow Brush. You’ll want a formula that has sheen, but avoid glittery shadows.

Apply Pearl X Eyeshadow in Luna Beach (a blue based bronze) to the middle and edge of your lid, then use a clean #22 Large Eyeshadow Brush to blend the shadow outward in the direction of the outer corner. This will allow for a less severe interpretation of the runway metallic effect.

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Draw a line along the upper lash line using the Duo Eye Pencil in Mystic/Sabine, for a black-brown shimmery eyeliner that keeps true to the metallic theme. Our velvety liners offer a double-sided pencil featuring two complementary shades, allowing you to create a variety of looks!

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Apply Pearl X Eyeshadow in Luna Beach along the lower lash line using the #33 Flat Eyeshadow Brush for a soft smoky effect.

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Fill in the waterline with a lightly tinted color to create contrast and open up the eyes. You can use a basic ivory or white if you have that handy, or try the Duo Eye Pencil in Satin/Plum. A pale icy blue shade, it has hints of violet that really makes eyes pop!

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Swipe on Creme Pearl Lipstick in Sheer Rose, a medium coverage lipstick with plenty of pearl power! Light-reflective pearls in sophisticated shades deliver intense, fabulous color, while making lips visibly fuller. This formula has a subtle metallic finish that translates to the real world more readily than a frosty lip paired with a metallic eye (much less every day wearable!).

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Instead of using blush, dab Water Canvas Highlighter in Aura Passion (a shimmering sand) onto the apple for a completely neutral cheek. The unique cream-to-powder formula is easy to apply and gives skin a healthy-looking, long-lasting glow.

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