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Top 5 Metallics: Rise and Shine!


With winter imminent, the best way to combat the pallor (and the blues that come with it!) is by infusing a metallic element into your party-makeup routine. But remember, as with all things shimmery, a little goes a long way. So hoose carefully. As glamorous as Debbie Harry looked back in the seventies, her face radiating iridescence, we’re thinking in terms of real life. Metallics aren’t just about eyes anymore – the glisten comes in many forms – so decide which feature you want to put in the spotlight, whether lips, nails, or cheekbones, and let it shine!

1) Bobbi Brown Metallic Cream Wear Eye Shadow: Bobbi’s award-winning cream shadow – no crease, no smear, and long wear – is infused with subtle sparkle that’s classy, not trashy. Choose between alluring “Goldstone” (soft gold) and mystical “Starry Night” (an approachable navy blue) and give your lids a light wash – they are equally versatile for all skin-tones. At Sephora for $22.

2) Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in “Graphite:” The ultimate in metallic nails, leave it to Chanel and their mastermind color-concoctor, Peter Philips, to deliver. This slightly granular, super-saturated silver has the effect of luxurious sterling on your fingertips. At Nordstromicon for $25.

3) By Terry Bronze Expert Brush: Thinking natural over festive? Trust By Terry’s brilliant glow-perfecting brush to give you a true sun-kissed visage that has just a hint of opalescence, perfect for giving your face depth and healthiness. At Barneys New York for $56.

4) NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in “Hollywoodland:” Just as the name suggests, this color evokes true glitz and fanciful drama. Use this jumbo pencil to shed light on the inner corners of your eyes or brow bones, or blend it all over for a pale sheen. At Nordstromicon for $24.

5) Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color: Bobbi does it again! Shimmering lips can still look sophisticated, thanks to her high-shine, multi-dimensional formula. I’m loving “Violet Glaze,” a fresh pink orchid, out of the new Marrakesh Chic collection, and “Jewel Red,” an unusual rosy red. At Bobbi Brown for $23.



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