on September 24, 2012 - 2:59pm
The Olympics may be over, but the makeup is staying on.
Metallic medal-winning looks are on trend this late summer and carrying on to early autumn. Flaunt bronze, silver and gold and get yourself noticed on the podium.
Combine smoky glamorous eyes with metallic lips for a smouldering look.
In this fashionista’s opinion, you can’t beat the Perfect Metallic eyes shadows from Chanel. They are simply gorgeous colours and the textures make them easy to apply. They are light reflective so you can pat on a lot to get a sultry look or less to give a sexy polished day look. For the best effect, sweep on a block of colour with a brush and use the tip of your finger to pat in place and blend in the edges.
Go for gold eye makeup for a special occasion or apply it lightly for a day look that will get you noticed by the crowd. For night, combine with a liquid eye liner for a va-va- voom head turning wow factor. I like the gel eyeliners but caution on the application technique. Apply the liner first, then pat one of these eye-popping reflective shades on top of the liner- otherwise the shadow will get messed up with the liner and you will end up looking more like something out of Blade Runner than sexy sprinter!
One of the strongest colours is Soft Gold by Shu Uemura. For a softer look apply shadow on inner corners and under lower lashes skipping the liner.
Another strong transitional late summer look continuing to rock the autumn show catwalks is metal sheer shadow all over the lid. Bobbi Brown makes a simply fabulous one in Burnt Sugar. Use a darker colour like Chocolate also from Bobbi Brown instead of liner for a sexy natural look- who says you can’t smoulder at the beach while catching the last of the summer rays?
Bobbi Brown also makes the perfect metallic lipsticks. They are a bit dry, so put on some lip balm first to soften it down.
To finish the look, use a light reflective foundation. My personal favourite is Touche Eclat Foundation by YSL. It gives your skin a glow that lasts the whole day.
Have fun with metallic. Be bold, go for it and combine it with the on trend A/W eye popping optical designs for your own medal – winning look that will surely get you noticed.
~Kate de Lacy @fashionedgy
Kate de Lacy is a writer currently residing in Bath, London. She has many passions and wears many fashionable hats including those of fashion blogger, journalist, illustrator, art historian and traveler. Kate is currently looking for an opportunity to move to the United States.
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