5 Ways to Wear Silver Eye Makeup

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01 of 05

The Hollywood Classic

Lily Collins
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With this classic statement makeup look, silver eyeshadow is paired with strong winged liner, bold lipstick, and perfectly shaped eyebrows. It's the perfect go-to for any special occasion and a chance to step up your makeup look for any event you might have. The easiest way to re-create this look is to start with an eyeshadow base all over the eye and then apply silver shadow generously to ensure the eyelid is covered. Finish with liquid eyeliner, shape your brows with a pencil or pomade, and don't forget plenty of mascara, or you can apply some false lashes for more drama. Top it off with your bold lipstick of choice for the perfect way to tie it all together.

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Chic and Subtle

Yara Shahidi
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This beautiful and chic underline eyeshadow look is easy to re-create in very little time and can be worn all year round. The focus here is under the eyes, so all you need is a cream or liquid shadow lined directly under the eyes and then smudged ever so lightly so it appears blended. Using cream or liquid eyeshadow that already has a brush attached to it gives the precision you need to make sure nothing gets into the eyes while applying, and keeps the application neat and smooth. If you have a powder shadow or pigment that you love, you can always apply it on top of the cream so that it sticks and there's no fall out under the eye. A soft lipstick or gloss, along with highlighted cheekbones and bronzer, tie this entire look together.

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Light, Bright, and Sparkly

Rita Ora
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This silver eyeshadow look is stunning and can be worn for a dressy occasion in which the eyes are the total and complete focus. The key here is to make the inner corners look as bright and highlighted as possible, while the crease is smokier with darker toned eyeshadow. Use an eyeshadow primer to prime the lid and begin applying your darker colored shadow in the crease with a blending brush. You will finish with the lighter, silver-colored shadow by packing it into the corners of the eye with your finger or a flat eyeshadow brush, so the sparkle and tone are intensified. Finish with mascara and add some dramatic black waterproof eyeliner to ensure everything stays perfectly in place.

Makeup Artist Tip: When removing eye makeup, it's really important to be thorough and not leave anything extra behind. This ensures irritation and allergies don't develop overnight while you're sleeping. When removing eye makeup, soak a cotton pad and press it onto the eyes for 20 seconds, and then rub lightly until everything is removed. Repeat until there are zero traces of shadow and mascara. Try the eye makeup remover from Lashfood for a thorough cleanse.

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04 of 05

Soft and Sheer Shimmer

Saoirse Ronan
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A sheer wash of color is a beautiful and simple way to add depth to your makeup look without really having to do much. It's also the perfect solution for someone who doesn't have a lot of time or likes simple, more toned down eye makeup looks. Apply a cream base to the lid, and then a shimmery, silver powder shadow of your choice all the way up to the brow bone. You can smudge it out with your finger as well for a light, soft application. Finish with a soft cream blush on the cheeks and be sure to brush some pomade through your eyebrows.

Makeup Artist Tip: If you really want your lashes to stand out, be sure to curl them first before applying mascara, and curl them again once the mascara has dried. This will make sure you get a little extra volume in the lashes and they stand out perfectly, especially if you opt out on wearing eyeliner.

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Smoky and Dramatic Metallics

Kristen Stewart
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Make a statement with a smudgy smoky eye that is perfect for dressier occasions. The more dramatic the better, so feel free to go bold with this eyeshadow look and you can even get a little messy. When creating a smoky eye, start with an eyeshadow base that is dark on the lid to set the tone for drama. Add powder shadow to the lid and blend it out until you get the desired smoky tones that you want. Top it off with a sheer, sparkly silver shadow to bring in the metallic element that sparkles at every blink. Using eyeshadow quads that have four shadow colors in a smoky category make it really easy to create a look like this. To bring balance to this dramatic eye look, opt for a soft, highlighted complexion.

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