gilding the lid

jason wu

i have been dreaming about this rosy gold glitter eye look from the jason wu runway show ever since it graced my instagram feed via allure magazine. it’s slightly smoky and all girly and it’s one that i need to recreate now. wu created this look in collaboration with lancome (with whom he has also created a makeup collection, launched this week), combining a series of metallic shadows and pressing gold glitter over top. stunning.

stila metal foil

i’ve been looking for an excuse to use stila’s new magnificent metals foil finish eye shadow ($32) and this is the perfect inspiration. these metallics are striking and deliver high-impact shimmer the likes of which i have never seen. the tiny bottle holds a prepping priming adhesive that you combine with the shadow to create a lasting finish. you can wash these all over lids for a sheer shine or build to a high-metallic opaque like above. my favorite look to create with these so far is to use a matte(ish) shadow in the same color family (a gray or a taupe) and concentrate a dot of shine in the center of the lid, near the lash line. for a bit of extra pop, you can shimmy a metallic liner in the center of your lower lash line, for ultra eye opening effects.

are you into these heavy metals?

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13 thoughts on “gilding the lid

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  2. I just got this in vintage black gold and i’m absolutely OBSESSED! Wow! BTW loved the pics from the Stila party! Lara Lucero is a makeup goddess! LOVE HER! and YOU of course! xo Carla

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