Gingerbread men, festive decor, a legitimate excuse to wear anything that sparkles…so many reasons to love the holidays. There’s no better season to let your eyes shine. To put that twinkle in your eye, we tracked down celebrity makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessiswho gave us her best tips for rocking metallics.
1. Prep Under the Eye
Of the many reasons to love metallic, the potential mess factor is not one of them. To avoid extra work after application, Gomez-Duplessis always preps under the eye first using shadow shields, little self-adhesive half moons that catch falling pigment.
2. Keep it from Creasing
Creasing shadow can kill a major metallic moment. Gomez-Duplessis keeps metallic shadows from shifting or creasing by priming the eyelid with either an eye shadow primer or cream concealer. Be sure to set it with loose powder for extra staying power.
3. Try it Wet
Looking for a little extra spice this holiday season? Gomez-Duplessis says, “Use a clear lip gloss on the lid for that sexy wet shine rocker look.” That touch of gloss will also help keep your shadow in place.
4. Go Big
If you’re going to go metallic, you’ve just got to go for it. “The best look is going sultry when wearing metallic eye shadow.” Dress up the look with smoldering eyeliner and lots of lashes.