Makeup Ideas

METALLIC MAKEUP

Eye-dazzling metallics and rich gemstone hues—holiday’s hottest makeup is jewel box–inspired

Smoky Sapphire

Smoky Sapphire

Give New Year’s Eve eyes zing in bold sapphire. Gold shimmer along the lower lash line and in the inner corner of your eyes make bright eyeshadows look more sophisticated. Beige lips become sultry with a topcoat of glimmering gold lip gloss.
FLARE picks: Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Garment, $20. CoverGirl EyeEnhancers in Gold Sizzle, $5. Thierry Mugler Magma Explosion Glitter Lip Wax in Yellow Gold, $33. Dress, BCBGMaxAzria Runway. Earrings, Divine Decadence Originals.

Radiant Ruby


 
Radiant Ruby


Radiant Ruby

A wash of ruby eye gloss makes blue, green and brown eye colours pop. Using your fingers, dab a richer concentration of colour close to your lash line and lighten up as you move toward your browbone. Line your lower lash line with black kohl eyeliner for balance. Finally, top your lips with a creamy nude lipstick to achieve lovely lustre.
FLARE picks: Nars Cream Eye Shadow in Maracaibo, $26. L’Oréal H.I.P. Kohl Eyeliner in Black Kohl, $14. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Mythic, $37. Vest, Bebe. Dress, French Connection. Necklace, Aldo Accessories.

Royal Amethyst


 
Royal Amethyst


Royal Amethyst

Allow a statement-making pucker to do all the talking in the season’s garnet, plum and violet hues. Choose a silky lipstick, leaving shimmer to the eyes. Start with satin beige eyeshadow over your eyelid, then add a stroke of gold-inflected black cream eyeliner. Bright-pink cream blush delivers pretty polish.
FLARE picks: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Silky-Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Exquisite Plum, $38. Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Antique Gold, $28. Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Blushed, $37. Dress, Chanel. Hairband, By Ropena; necklace, Tom Binns Design.

Hair and makeup, Diana Carreiro [www.artistgrouplimited.com]; model, Sarah Barnes, Elmer Olsen Model Management; assistant fashion editor, Fiona Green.

“Glitz & Glam” has been edited for FLARE.com; the complete story and where-to-buy appears in the December 2009 issue of FLARE.

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