5 Hottest Ways to Wear Metallic Makeup

Metallic makeup is one of the hottest trends out there and we will give you another un-skippable reason to try it – Metallic makeup looks uber-flattering on Indian skin tone! What better time to road-test some of the hottest metallic makeup looks than the holiday party circuit this season?

From glittery liner to sheer sweeps of highlighter, we give you 5 hottest flashy ways to shine metallic for your next party.

Metallic sheen on face

When adding metallic to the complexion, bronzer can work wonders to give you that lustrous glam. Blending is the key when you want just the right metallic sheen on face. Apply a light stroke of Ruby’s Organics Loose Powder Bronze Dust using an angled brush across cheek bones, along the hairline or the bridge of your nose. The mineral bronzer with a luminous tint can also be used to contour by applying to the hollows of the cheek or as an eye shadow.

Highlight with a hint of metallic

Polish your metallic makeup look with a highlighter that has just a hint of shine. A light touch is the key. Use an illuminating highlighter on your cheeks and brow bones. We suggest this balm-like weightless crème blush – illuminate which can give your skin an out-of-the-ordinary glow. Apply sparingly over cheeks with fingers or a blush brush and blend well into the skin for a perfect natural tint. It can also be applied down the bridge of the nose and the inner corners of the eye for a sun-kissed glow. Tip – Highly pigmented, a little goes a long way.

Luminescent metallic eyes

Even doing a dab of a sheeny shadow on the centre of your lids will make your eyes look bigger, but why limit yourself to one metallic when you can wear all of them at once? Create a scintillating smoky eye Ruby’s Organics loose eye shadows in Stellar and Electrum shades. Start with the lightest shade and extend the pigment up to the brows. Then, add gold to the centre for a high-watt highlight. A quick line of bronze or copper under your lower lashes and you are good to go. The finishing touch:  Craft a glittery cat-eye with a black eye liner to take it up a notch and complete your metallic eye look.

Dazzling metallic lips

Metallic lips may seem like a runway-only look, but when done subtly anyone can pull it off.  The magical trick: Any one of your typical lipsticks can help you give a metallic look by just dabbing loose powdered eyeshadow on top of it. Focus the shimmer at the centre of the lips to create dimension and fake plumpness.

Dazzling crimson lips are designed for nights on the town. Try a brick red lipstick with semi-matte finish to make your lips pop. You could also try a lipstick in metallic copper shade – a twinkling alternative to traditional nude. In the mood to go dramatic? Try this bold but completely safe and natural burgundy lipstick.

Remember – The only thing you need to pull off gunmetal lips is Confidence!

Metallic nail colours

Not quite ready for a full-throttle metallic makeup face? Tiptoe into the trend with heavy metal nail paints. When choosing a metallic nail polish, the colour options are endless… from bright gold to a copper cool and a stark silver! Finish with a high shine top coat. These metallic shades are flattering on all skin tones, so go crazy with your creativity!

SHINE ON and party metallic style!

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Words by Kirtika Biyani,

For Ruby’s Organics.