Nothing says “sultry winter goddess” quite like a perfect smoky eye. Update that smoky look with the addition of this season’s must-have beauty trend, the metallic eyeshadow. We’ve found eight metallic shadows that will ensure your look lasts all evening long.
Frankie Rose Cosmetics’ Millennium 5 Shade Shadow
Frankie Rose Cosmetics just debuted in October, but they’ve arrived with a memorable bang. We love that the line’s Millennium 5 Shade Shadow offers some of the hottest colors of the season in one affordable compact. You’ll be able to enjoy metallic tones ranging from subtle white, to warm copper and all the way to blackest black with just one purchase (Frankie Rose, $36).
Pixi Fairy Light Shadow
in Antique Gold
Don’t be fooled by the subtle color of Pixi’s Antique Gold eyeshadow. It has just the right amount of glimmer for you to swipe across your eyelid during the day, but it can easily transition to night with a slightly darker color applied to the crease. Dot a tiny bit in the corner of your eye to make you look more awake (Target, $14).
Bobbi Brown Metallic Cream Shadow
in Gold Sparkle
We love that Bobbi Brown’s version of metallic shadow is in a cream form for a simple and mess-free application. The creaminess means that it won’t smudge, and that you can layer the color for extra intensity at night (Sephora, $24).
in Black Tie
This fun metallic shadow provides a bright silver sheen to your smoky look. Apply it across your eyelid and even into the crease and corners of your eye to illuminate your skin. It’s perfect for a sparkly New Year’s Eve and will last into the early morning (Motives Cosmetics, $13).
The Body Shop’s Shimmer Cubes Palette 22
We had to include The Body Shop’s Shimmer Cubes for a totally wild and outrageous metallic look. Of course, Shimmer Cubes are available in more neutral shades, but we dig the bright blues and teals of this color palette. You can use the shadow dry, or you can add a dab of water to the palette to create a fierce and bold look for evening (The Body Shop, $22).
Luster in Greenback
The StarLooks line of metallic shadows is one of the most versatile we’ve seen. We like the Greenback shadow for ladies who want a pop of unique color but aren’t so sure about deep violets or blues. The pigment dusts on as a completely loose powder, but you can add to its sticking power by applying a silicone-based primer first. If you opt for a more neutral pigment color, you can mix it in with lip gloss, lotion or powder for an all-over sheen (StarLooks, $17).
L’Oreal Paris Colour
Riche in Army Brat
Maybe you’re new to this whole metallic trend, and need a little help figuring it out. The Colour Riche eyeshadow compacts have everything you need for all the shades you need to build a complex and smoky eye (Walmart, $8).
Too Faced Glitter Glaze Sparkling Shadow Top Coat in Silver Spark
We’ve cheated a little bit on this last one. It’s not exactly an eye shadow; rather, you can swipe it over your favorite color to give any shadow a metallic luster. It dries on contact to seal in your favorite shade from morning to night. And if you’re just wanting a little bit of light on your eyes, you can simply wear the top coat by itself (Sephora, $21).