5 Ways to Wear Silver Eye Makeup

Beautiful Silver Inspired Eyeshadow Looks

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The Hollywood Classic

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With this classic statement makeup look, silver eyeshadow is paired with strong winged liner, bold lipstick, and perfectly shaped eyebrows. A perfect go to for any special occasion, and a chance to step up your makeup look for any event you might have. The easiest way to re-create this look is to start with an eyeshadow base all over the eye, and then apply silver shadow generously to ensure the eyelid is covered. Finish with a liquid eyeliner, shape your brows with a pencil or pomade, and don't forget plenty of mascara, or you can apply some false lashes for more drama. Top it off with your bold lipstick of choice for the perfect way to tie it all together. 

Want to get your skin really glowing? Before applying foundation, massage a light face oil such as this Persephone Face Oil from Sangre De Fruta into the skin to ensure you get the blood flowing and circulation just right. Follow up with foundation right after to ensure skin looks dewy and hydrated. 

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Chic and Subtle

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This beautiful and chic underline eyeshadow look displays the pop of silver perfectly and is easy to re-create in very little time, and you can wear it no matter what the time of year it is. The focus here is under the eyes, so all you need is a cream or liquid shadow lined directly under the eyes and then smudged ever so lightly so it appears  blended. If you have a powder shadow or pigment that you love, you can always apply it on top of the cream to that it sticks and there's no fall out under the eye. A soft lipstick or gloss, along with highlighted cheekbones and bronzer tie this entire look together. Using cream or liquid eyeshadow that already has a brush attached to it gives the precision you need to make sure nothing gets into the eyes while applying, and keeps the application neat and smooth.

Have thin or short lashes and want them thicker and longer? Apply a lash growth serum daily such as this one from LASHFOOD and watch your lashes completely change for the better.

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Light, Bright, and Sparkly

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This silver eyeshadow makeup look is stunning and an be worn for a dressy occasion in which the eyes are the total and complete focus. The key here is to make the inner corners look as bright and highlighted as possible, and the crease can be smokier with darker toned eyeshadow. Use an eyeshadow primer to prime the lid and and begin applying your darker colored shadow in the crease with a blending brush. You will finish with the lighter, silver colored shadow by packing it into the corners of the eye with your finger or a flat eyeshadow brush, so the sparkle and tone is intensified. To pack eyeshadow simply means to pat it on repeatedly until the color becomes more bold and vibrant. Think of it as lightly layering the color until you get it to where you want it. Finish with mascara and add some dramatic black waterproof eyeliner to ensure everything stays perfectly in place. 

Makeup Artist Tip: When removing eye makeup it's really important to be thorough and not leave anything extra behind. This ensures irritation and allergies don't develop over night while you're sleeping, and makes everything much easier. When removing eye makeup, soak a cotton pad and press it onto the eyes for 20 seconds, and then rub lightly until everything is removed. Repeat until there's zero trace of shadow and mascara. Try this Conditioning Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover from Lashfood for a thorough cleanse. 

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Soft and Sheer Shimmer

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 A sheer wash of color is beautiful and simple way to add depth to your makeup look without really having to do much, the perfect solution for someone who doesn't have a lot of time or likes simple, more toned down eye makeup looks. This one pictured here displays color balanced with eyeliner, but you can opt out of the eyeliner if you'd like and just pair it with a nice volumizing mascara. Apply a cream base to the lid, and then a shimmery, silver powder shadow of your choice all the way up to the brow bone. You can smudge it out with your finger as well for a light, soft application. Finish with a soft cream blush on the cheeks and be sure to brush some pomade through your eyebrows.

Makeup Artist Tip: If really want your lashes to stand out, be sure to curl them first before applying mascara, and curl them again once the mascara has dried. This will make sure you get a little extra volume in the lashes and they stand out perfectly, especially if you opt out on wearing eyeliner. 

Top Product Picks: Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-to-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow, NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in "Frostbite", Infallible Paints Eyeshadow Metallics in "Aluminum Foil"

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Smoky and Dramatic Metallics

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Make a statement with a smudgy smoky eye that is perfect for the dressiest of outfits or function you might be attending. The more dramatic the better, so feel free to go bold with this eyeshadow look and you can even get a little messy. When creating a smoky eye, start with an eyeshadow base that is dark on the lid to set the tone for drama. You can add powder shadow to the lid and blend it out until you get the desired smoky tones that you want. Top it off with a sheer, sparkly silver shadow to bring in the metallic element that sparkles at every blink. Using eyeshadow quads that have four shadow colors in a smoky category make it really easy to create a look like this, with your product and colors all in one simple compact. A soft, highlighted complexion is the perfect way to bring balance to this dramatic eye look. 

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