November 16, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

How To: Silver Eye Shadow

Forget decking the halls. This season, you should be thinking about decking your eyes! We all know the best thing about the holidays is all the parties and dressing up, so we want to make sure your makeup is ready to roll. And, there’s no better way to make a statement this year than to rock some shiny, silvery eyes! We enlisted the help of über-talented makeup artist Alana Dawn to create a “silver bells” shadow look that will totally blow your mind.

Silver Eye Shadow

Step 1: Apply an eye primer to the eyelids to ensure your eye shadow stays put.

Step 2: Apply a pigmented silver shadow (try Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Silver Strike) to the lids using a flat shadow brush. Using a blending brush, dust a rich, charcoal gray (like L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Sultry Smoke) into the crease.

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Step 3: Pat a glittery, silver shadow (try NYX Glam Shadow in Wedding Cake) all over the lid to intensify the existing silver shadow.

Step 4: Using a black gel liner, create a bold cat eye.

Step 5: Using a liner brush, line the lower lash line with black eye shadow and buff it out slightly. Layer on your favorite lengthening mascara and you’re ready to party!

Need some more makeup inspo for the holidays? Check out our latest makeup tips and tutorials!

Photo: Carlos Moscat
Makeup: Alana Dawn
Model: Zuri Willis

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