Gold, copper, bronze, silver, chrome… Any colour goes for party season, as long as it’s metallic. We show you how to wear the hottest, shiniest new products.
Top tip: Base is everything when you’re wearing metallic make-up, so create a clean canvas with a foundation matched to your skin tone. L’Oréal True Match Foundation, £9.99, has expanded to a whopping 23 shades (matching 98% of UK skin tones), while No7 has a free new foundation shade-matching phone app – just pick up a colour-matching card in Boots.
Try a metallic twist on a classic red. First we applied (1) L’Oréal Color Riche Rouge Gold Lip Colour, £6.99, from the new Gold Obsession collection (all the lipsticks have a subtle hint of gold). Then we blended the Pure Gold shade over the top. Result: amazing, eye-catching colour that’ll have everyone asking what it is.
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Switch smoky eyes for just a flash of metallic. Foil-effect liquid liners fit perfectly with fashion’s obsession with all things opulent, and are actually a lot softer than pure black. Our model is wearing (2) Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Defining Liner in Gilded Brown, £18, and we also rate (3) Avon Chrome liquid liners, £6.50.
Think liquid gold for cheekbones to keep the overall feel glowy and dewy. Turn your face to catch the light and sparingly dab on a liquid highlighter with your fingertips, taking it from the top of the cheekbone then around the eye socket bone. We used (4) L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Highlight in Golden Glow, £7.99. (You can mix it with foundation too for extra radiance.)
This season’s super-luxe foil effect nail polishes go perfectly with a flute of fizz, and look beautiful on both long and short nails. Our model is wearing (5) Barry M Molten Metals Nail Paint in Copper Mine, £3.99. No time for a mani? Cheat a gel-look one with (6) Primark Stick-On Metallic Nails in Gold Rush, £1.50.