So often, metallic eyeshadow comes off as glitter paint - which is great, if you're rocking a party girl or grunge look. But if you want a true sheen, your options are more limited - and often involve the traditional metallic palette of silver, gold, and black.
Make Up For Ever's done a little experimenting, and come up with a solution: pots of metallic mineral powder that smooth onto skin and create a dramatically smooth, you-could-be-a-statue kind of effect. The colors - golds and greens - highlight everyone's natural eye color without going overboard. And because Make Up For Ever is formulated for cosmetics artists, you can use them alone, or with a thin, wet makeup brush for some serious metallic eyeliner.
Our favorite part? If a little bit of this new powder falls onto your cheekbones, it won't look like glitter - just a little bit of colored highlight on your face.
--FARAN KRENTCILMetal Powder, $22 each at Sephora