Masks might be the new best friend for the festive season but that’s not gonna make us dull our glow. While your smile remains hidden, let your eyes do the talking with the new eye makeup trends of the season. We’ve got a fresh take on the classic, sexy smokey eyeshadow and a gold spin on wearing metallic eyeshadow too. Both buildable looks so you can either play it simple and get the basics right or up the drama by going all the way!
The Smouldering Smokey
There has never been a sexier eye look than a smokey eyeshadow look and we are so, so excited that this class look is back as a new eye shadow trend for fall 2020!
Step 1: Daytime Smokey
If you’ve got a daytime festive function to attend or you’re just trying to keep it simple, for the daytime smokey eyeshadow look, you just need 2 minutes a. Start with a deep black kohl pencil , an essential for any Indian girl, and tighline both the lower and upper lash line. You can either use this same kohl as an eyeliner, or go for a brown eyeliner to make a rough, messy line on the top lid. Use the soft tip at the other end of the kohl pencil and gently smudge this eyeliner so that it creates a natural eyeshadow. Seal the look with two coats of mascara for voluminous lashes!
Step 2: Shadow Time
While a classic smokey eye is usually all black, you can rope in the new eyeshadow trends by introducing a subtle pop of colour in your smokey eyeshadow look. While this smokey eye palette by Colorbar has every colour we could wish for, we’re going for a neutral bronze tone and swiping it all over our lid. Then, take the jet black shadow and lightly dab it closest to your lash line, blending it inside the crease gently.
Step 3: The Eye Lighter
Who said highlighter wasn’t for the eyes? We love our shine and glitter and you can use Sugar Cosmetics golden shine shadow crayon to highlight the inner corners, the lower lash line and also add just the slightest touch of gold to your crease to give that smokey eye a festive glow makeover!
Golden Glam Metallic
The verdict for the new eyeshadow trends is out and there’s a clear winner: golden metallic eyeshadow looks. Be minimal metallic or go all out in golden glory, but don’t miss out of the hottest trend this season!
Step 1: The Golden Lining
Ditch the usual black eyeliner and go for SUGAR Cosmetics Eye Dared You So! Metallic Eyeliner one which is understated, minimal, yet such a statement! You can create a simple winged eyeliner look or play it up with a trendy floating line over your lid. Feeling extra bold? Create a thin line on your lower lash line as an experimental accessory for your traditional festive looks.
Step 2: The Midas Touch
The metallic eyeshadow look is not a subtle one for sure especially when opting for a Golden Glam eyeshadow vibe, but if you want to keep it monochromatic, stick to a light wash of the neutral bronze shade from SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Palette all over your lid, followed by the gold metallic chalk to make the shimmer pop and glow. But rose gold is the new gold and if you’re feeling colourful, add some copper rose and rose gold to the crease of your lid and it’ll work perfectly with a nude-pink lip!
Step 3: Over The Top
Taking the look to a party or an extra special event? That calls for some extra glow and we’ve got two ways for you to shine bright.
Kiko Milano Water Eyeshadow has an unbelievably smooth formula that blends in beautifully so just dab some on over your eyelids using your fingers. And if you want to keep the gold toned down, use Kiko Milano glitter eyeliner top coat (?) that doubles as a liquid eyeshadow for some neutral glitter particles that’ll be impossible to miss when the light hits them.
Eye makeup trends for the season are all about forgetting the subtle and simple, and going over the top and beyond. And we’re not complaining because with a smouldering, sexy smokey eyeshadow look or a pure gold metallic eyeshadow look, you’ll be ready to conquer the festive season! The official festive season has commenced and we have all that you need to get you from morning to night. All you need to do now is start shopping at Shoppers Stop and experimenting with these old but smokin’ gold makeup looks!