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How to Make Metallics Look Neutral

How to Make Metallics Look Neutral
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The word ‘metallic’ doesn’t typically imply subtle, but makeup artist Nico Guilis used both bronze mascara and rose gold shadow to give Dree Hemingway an amped up, no makeup-makeup look at last week’s amfAR Gala in New York. “Since the outfit was more masculine, I decided to do a simple and structured makeup look with a muted lip and contoured skin,” Guilis says.

Guilis applied Nars’ Eye Shadow ($25) in Blondie to define and highlight Hemingway’s blue eyes, then reached for Chanel’s Le Volume Mascara ($30) in Khaki Bronze. While black mascara would make her lashes pop, the almost gunmetal-gray-meets-gold formula softens Hemingway’s face. He framed her eyes with well-groomed—and brushed—brows, thanks to Lancome’s Le Crayon Poudre ($26).

To pull the look together, he dabbed Nars’ slightly-shimmery The Multiple ($39) in Malibu in the contours of the model’s cheeks and applied a touch of Malin + Goetz’s Mojito Balm ($12) to her pout.

Bonus tip? Make your skin glow like Hemingway’s by mixing a few drops of face oil into your foundation. Guilis used Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation ($45) and Tarte’s Maracuja Oil ($46).

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