Split Decision: Two-Toned Metallic Lids

Friday, October 14, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos

Shutterstock_1392087Shimmery shadows are hot enough on their own, but double up and things really get smoking. For a high drama look that’s twice as nice, make it a split decision.

Prep
For brighter, more vivid eye color (and to keep pesky creases at bay), first prep eyes with a long-wear primer, like Mineral Eye Prep. This lid-perfecting miracle creates a velvety smooth canvas that picks up and intensifies color. As an added bonus, it contains antioxidants that help neutralize discoloration, giving you an even finish.

Start Light
Using an Eye Shadow Brush, sweep a light, neutral shimmer over the inner half of your eyelid. Our Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow in Champagne Citrine is a super-versatile golden beige that works with nearly all skin tones. You can also try Sunlit Gypsum or Gold Marcasite.

Go Dark
Next, sweep a darker shade across the outer half of your lid, lightly overlapping your lighter hue. Blend into your outer crease for added definition. We recommend Blue Lazulite or Chrome Cryolite for an eye-catching, steely blue shimmer.

Line & Define
Complete the look with a strong, well-defined lash line. Using Pür Intensity gel eyeliner in Carbon, trace a razor-thin line across your upper lash line from inner to outer corner. Finish with two to three coats of Impact+ Mascara to your upper lids.

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