Silver eyeshadow can be tricky — it’s likely one of the first shades you picked up when you learned how to do makeup, and promptly put back down when you discovered the wonderful world of neutral toned mattes and rose gold hues. But even though warm-toned shadows are having a moment right now, silver is slowly returning to its former glory as the edgy metallic that looks good on a wide range of people. It can be paired with warm-toned shadows for everyday, or worn on its own for a high-impact look. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite silver eyeshadow tutorials, ahead:
Perfect for a New Year’s Eve beat or a festive night out, this glittery look by Kathryn Bedell will earn you endless compliments and is perfect for the ‘gram. She creates a classic silver smoky eye in the look ahead, complete with thick winged liner to finish off the look.
Mix and Match
If you find silver and gray to be a harsh combo, give this tutorial by Sofie Bella a spin. She pairs glittery shadow with a warm brown smoky eye that feels updated and fresh.
An Ethereal Glow
If you want to glow like a fairy for all your holiday festivities, we recommend the tutorial ahead by NikkieTutorials. The look is more shimmery than glittery and paired with glowy, radiant skin. It’s a holiday look you can rock all year round and one we’ll be coming back to time and time again.
Cut Crease Glam
If you really want to go all out, try this silver cut crease tutorial by Baby Glam. It’s not for the faint-hearted or eyeshadow newbie, but will be sure to have you glittering all night long.
Smoky Shadow For Monolids
Ideal for those with monolids, this tutorial by Claire Marshall is wearable enough for everyday and fairly easy to DIY. She mixes warm and cool tones to create and interesting, dimensional eye look you’ll want to copy ASAP.