How To: Molten Mixed Metal Eyes

Monday 29 September 2014

If there’s one beauty concept that feels so right for now, its mixed metals. 

The contrast of silver, copper and gold makes the most of the hazy autumn light, looks beautiful against post-summer, fading tan skin and looks modern and right for now.

I really wanted to try a new look using some of the mixed metal shades I'd seen on the catwalk.

Paired with a dark berry lip, it’s the perfect combination to light up darker evenings and shake up your look for the new season. It’s a look that brings you a glow and suits any complexion or colouring. 
Precious metals also look just that – special and eyecatching, so think of the new metallics as that extra special touch for your eyes. There are almost as many wears to wear them as you can think of, the point is just to mix it up and let your imagination go wild.

To me, contrast is the root of all beauty, so clash away with those mixed metals for a look that’s highly glamorous without being stale or overdone.

The catwalks for autumn were awash with stunning variations on this look, and here’s how I made it my own  

Various products were involved! I love metallics anyway, so I had a pretty good selection to choose from.I grabbed my favourite razzle-dazzle metallic palettes from Sleek, NYX and Makeup Revolution, and one of the eye crayons from Pur Mineral's Showoff Collection.

I decided to give my metallic eyes a base of bronze. For this, I used the Pur Minerals Eyeshadow Stick in ‘Unveiled’, a rich, deep bronze. Using a shadow crayon as a base gives the powder shadow something to stick to, plus scribbling the colour across your lids is ridiculously easy.

Next, I added a flash of yellow gold onto the centre of the lids, using a shade from the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette. The shadows in this collection are all beautiful and the pigmentation is incredible. It’s the best £4.00 I’ve ever spent…

Then using a detailing brush, I added a silver shade to the mid-section flowing into the inner corners. This is from a NYX palette in ‘Casting Call’. This brought a flash of light into the inner corners and added dimension.

For the final step, I took some of a metallic steel blue shade ‘Glitz’ from the Sleek Oh So Special palette and did the inner corners and the bottom lash line. I loved the contrast of this cool, steely shade with the warm bronzes and golds. It makes for a very bold look and I think it made the golden tones in my eyes stand out more.

 With such a bold eyelook, the key is balancing it and keeping it modern. I feel naked without black eyeliner but I knew in this case the finish would look dated pared with an inky rim, so I stepped away from the eyeliner! But the effect is so stand out, it was worth weaning myself off a feline flick for!

This look might be stand out, but because its not too dark, you can afford to do darker lips. So I slicked on some Clinique Chubby Stick in ‘Richer Raisin’ which is a really gorgeous, dark autumnal shade – but sheer enough to be easy to wear if you’re scared of lipstick that’s too dark! The red tones keep it on the right side of gothic.

The result? A dynamic, very modern way to do a statement eye for evening!. What do you think? Will you be tacking mixed metals this season?      


  1. Wow girly!!! That look is on point! ������

    1. Thanks hun, that's kind of you. Something a bit different! xx

  2. Thank you Rebecca, can't get enough of metallics at the moment! x