Shimmering smoky eyes, chrome lids, and high-shine lips – however you choose to interpret the looks seen on the catwalk, it’s clear the metallic make-up look is a big one for autumn/winter 2019.
Bareminerals‘ National Education Manager, Anna McCann Ellerington, says the trend has been building since the beginning of the year: “We first saw the metallic trend start for SS19. Soft metallic eye make-up was spotted at Paris Fashion Week, whilst shimmery smoky eyes rocked the NYFW shows.”
Since then it’s a trend that has only gathered momentum, as some gorgeous metallic products for eyes and lips are hitting the shelves, in warm, neutral shades that make us look forward to the first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Anna notes: “as we move into a/w the pallet inspiration of deeper, rich hues – copper, bronze and crimson – captures the spirit of the autumnal season. Imagine an oak tree just as the leaves begin to fall.”
Anna adds that it’s easy to make this look work for you: “the beauty of metallics is that they are so versatile.” With supremely wearable looks for day and evening, she suggests: “For a more every day dialled-down look opt for a soft diffused wash of colour to the eyes and lips.” Or, if you want to take it up a level for a statement look, Anna advises creating “a monochromatic look by using the same tones on the eyes and lips. Or to focus on one feature, try wearing a bolder lip or eye.”
Armed with Anna’s tips on how to wear metallics, we’ve compiled a list of the on-trend metallic make-up you’ll need to get started.