Metallic make-up

It started with supercharged highlighters and a light dusting of shimmer, but now metallic make-up has developed into a fully-fledged trend that is showing no signs of abating.

Hair & Beauty

It started with supercharged highlighters and a light dusting of shimmer, but now metallic make-up has developed into a fully-fledged trend that is showing no signs of abating. As seen on some of our favourite celebrities (special shout out to Rihanna!), building layers of the shiny stuff can work wonders on the eyes, cheekbones and lips. We talk to the pros to help you nail the look and line up the products you need to make room for in your stash.

Fenty Beauty Holiday 18

24K ROSE GOLD

‘Believe it or not, this trend has something for everyone. It can be worn daytime and transfers beautifully for a night-time look. The key to getting it right is picking a shade that flatters your skin tone’ Bridal make-up specialist Joy Adenuga.

MAYBELLINE Master Drama Lightliner 10 Gold Light £4.99
MAYBELLINE Master Drama Lightliner 10 Gold Light £4.99
BARRY M Baked Tri-Blend Highlighters £6.49
BARRY M Baked Tri-Blend Highlighters £6.49
FENTY BEAUTY Snow Nights Frosted Metal Liquid Set £32
FENTY BEAUTY Snow Nights Frosted Metal Liquid Set £32
SLEEK MakeUP Highlight Elixir – She Got It Glow
SLEEK MakeUP Highlight Elixir – She Got It Glow £6.99
SMASHBOX Metal Shimmer Spray £26
SMASHBOX Metal Shimmer Spray £26
Fenty Beauty Holiday 18

SILVER SURFER

‘Rose gold and silver are leading the way on this trend. Have fun with a metallic eyeshadow or add a pop of metallic colour to your lips. If you’re feeling brave, do both.’ Session makeup artist Funmi Taiwo.

ICONIC London Strobing Stick £25
ICONIC London Strobing Stick £25
NEW CID I-Colour Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Zinc £14
NEW CID I-Colour Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Zinc £14
FENTY BEAUTY Frost Bunny Metallic Eye and Lip Crayon Set £30
FENTY BEAUTY Frost Bunny Metallic Eye and Lip Crayon Set £30
TOPSHOP Glow Liquid Highlighter ‘Misty’ £15
TOPSHOP Glow Liquid Highlighter ‘Misty’ £15
SMITH & CULT Nail Lacquer Dirty Baby £18
SMITH & CULT Nail Lacquer Dirty Baby £18

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