On a whim, I picked up a pearly coloured shadow from the Australis Metallix range, used it, and the next day I was on an unstoppable mission (and tour of all of Melbourne’s Priceline stores) to collect the entire set.
Besides having the punniest musician-inspired names (Plum Diddy, anyone?) they’re seriously metallic, beautifully pigmented, foolproof to use, and they cost just $9.49.
Oh, and use two shades together and you’ve essentially got a complete metallic eye look in under 30 seconds. Using just your fingers. Yes, dreams really do come true.
The product sits somewhere in between a cream and a gel making it easy to apply, while the metallic foil finish means the sparkle is super intense. Big tick.
If you’re looking for a quick way to transform a look from day to night, then simply swipe a bronze or gold colour over the lid and you’re done. But if you want something that looks complex, but takes just a few seconds longer, read on.
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How to create an easy metallic eye.
For best results, prep your eyelid with an eyeshadow primer or even concealer to give the product more staying power.
Step 1: Take your lighter shade (like Golden Gaga) and apply all over the lid. Apply as much or as little as you like – remember the more you use, the more intense the metallic will be.
Step 2: Working from the outer third of your lid, apply the darker colour (I used Plum Diddy) in a gentle outwards motion, finish with a slight wing as you would with eyeliner. It’s best to go light here and add more on until you get your desired look.