How to Wear Silver Eye Shadow

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Choosing to wear a bold metallic eye shadow can be a bit intimidating. Even still don't reserve bold shades such as silver for only special occasions and holidays. Here are three ways to wear it for everyday.

Runway Inspired

For this look, you'll want to keep your base make up clean and fresh. Apply foundation only where it is needed along with a blush and highlighter that will leave your skin looking radiant but natural. I filled in the sparse areas of my eyebrows and used a bit of brow gel to keep my brows looking groomed. I also kept this look fresh by forgoing lipstick and applying a rosy pink lip balm to liven up the my face a bit more. Then, I focused the application of a bright silver eye shadow on the inner quarter of the upper and lower eyelids to brighten and maintain focus on the eyes. Finally, apply mascara to the upper lashes and you're done!

MAC Cosmetics She Sparkles, from the holiday Snowball Rose Gold palette

Now this application method can work for everyday or a special occasion. This look is not about standing out, it's about complementing your best feature, the eyes.
I started this look off with the same base application as the runway inspired look but I added a bit more blush and dabbed pink lipstick onto my lips. I defined my eyebrows a bit more and also loaded on more mascara. I used a neutral brown in my crease area and lower lash line before applying a gunmetal shadow all over the upper eyelid. I then applied a bright silver shadow to the center of the eyelids and the inner corner of the eyes. Finish off with winged eyeliner to ground and lengthen the eye. Keep your look wearable by focusing on your eyes. Don’t let any other feature on compete at the risk of looking too made up.

NARS Dual Intensity eye shadow Lysithea all over the upper lid
MAC cosmetics She Sparkles on the center of the eyelid and on the inner corners of the eye
MAC Cosmetics Drama in the Snow, from the Snowball Rose Gold palette, in the crease and on the lower eyelid

Full glam
For this look you can keep the same base as the classic eye shadow look but add a darker berry or brown lip stick to complement the strong silver wing. 
To achieve this look use tape to help create a sharp wing and pack a gunmetal eye shadow all over the eyelid and extend it as far as you like. Also apply the same eye shadow to the inner corner of the eye and lightly onto the lower lash line. You don't have to extend the winged shadow as much as I did. To make it more wearable just shorten the wing and pack on the mascara.

NARS Dual Intensity eye shadow Lysithea all over the upper and lower lid as well as the inner corner

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