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Face those metal-urgings

THE ASIAN AGE. | CHARUMATHI GR
Published : Mar 6, 2018, 12:52 am IST
Updated : Mar 6, 2018, 6:59 am IST

Focus on one area at a time and try not to combine the eyes, face and lips or you may end up looking like a shiny robot.

Picture used for Representational purposes
 Picture used for Representational purposes

Summer of 2018 is here! And what better way to show your daring side than by trying out metallic makeup.  

Which means its time to bring out the  metallics and brush up on your skills for that glitzy look From gold embellishment to silver shadow or gilded lips, heavy metal makeup is wearable without going overboard on the shimmer! for eyes

Dust gold or copper pigments to the centre of your eyelid. This is a perfect alternative for a smokey look and it works wonders with warm undertones. Silver can be added to get the cooler undertones. Gun metal works very well for a smouldering, night time cocktail effect.

For face
To achieve a gorgeous glow and radiant look, mix a drop or two of strobe cream into your foundation, and finish off by dusting copper or rose gold highlighters onto cheekbones, temples and down the bridge of your nose.
You can even use some gloss as highlighters on your cheekbones, or just under your eyebrow. 

For Lips
Although metallic lips are seen mostly on the runways, one can achieve this look when done subtly. For a shiny sparkly pout, add some shimmery gloss or a metallic pigment to the centre of your lips. Focus the shimmer at the center of the lips to create dimension and fake plumpness.

Tips to watch out for:
Apply enough shimmer without going overboard.

Focus on one area at a time and try not to combine the eyes, face and lips or you may end up looking like a shiny robot.

 –The writer is a makeup artist

Tags: metallics, plumpness