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#BGTutorial: Gilded Metallic Lids & Liner

We show you how

1 18 2012

As the weekend draws near, we find ourselves ready for a little excitement à la gilded, metallic liner and lids — and it’s high-time we teach you the magic of gorgeously foiled metal eyes. The look is quite stunning.

Read on, Drama Queen!

Most often used for dramatic evening makeup, foiling is a technique that transforms a powder eye shadow, typically a shimmery shade, into a rich, liquid metal for lids. Jewel-tone shades work best. Think: Glimmering emerald, sapphire, amethyst, and ruby. Once a shadow is foiled it has incredible staying power!


Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition * Hourglass Brush #3, #4, #10 * Spray bottle with water

There are many ways to wear foiled eye shadow. We will demonstrate foiled shadow a liner and as a metallic lid color.

As Liner

- Spritz Hourglass brush #10 with one spray of water. Dip angled brush into purple shade of Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition (212 872 8842).

- Begin applying shadow to lash liner in a dabbing (not dragging) motion. Dab across the entire lower lash line.

- You have the option of lining bottom only, top only, or top and bottom. We’ve decided on a sultry top and bottom.

- Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.

- Voila! See, stunning!

As Metallic Lid Color

- Spritz brush #3 with one spray of water. Dip brush into purple shade of Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition (212 872 8842).

- Pick up a generous amount.

- Apply to lid, beginning at center, work outward, and then inward.

- Using light, careful strokes, sweep color from end to end, and diffuse as you approach the  crease.

- Using Hourglass brush #4, pick up small amount of the light eye shadow shade. Just a little. This shade will soften the crease.

- Sweep light shade across crease. Follow eye’s natural shape.

- Apply mascara top and bottom.

- Voila! Go out and paint the town!

Mad for for more metallics?

Our Hourglass Cosmetics Makeup Expert would love to help. Call to arrange a personal consultation:

212 872 8842


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