A metallic eyeshadow is the boujiest (and easiest way) to take your makeup looks from plain to looking-good-Jane with just the swipe of a finger. As much as we love delicate shimmers and gentle mattes, there is something about a glimmering, molten-metal-effect metallic that instantly elevates any look for any occasion. With a smooth, foily finish that’s pa-a-a-a-acked with mirror-like pigments, metallic eyeshadows are all you need to make you eyes pop and shimmer with every blink.
Sample Beauty The Jewel Toned Palette
Sample Beauty’s jewel inspired palette needs no introduction – if you love a metallic, this baby will already be on your radar.The beady eyed readers out there may have already noticed that The Jewel Toned Palette isn’t wholly metallic, but in its defence, the six metallics featured are so out-of-this-world, that is would be crime not to mention them. Plus, the foiled metallics know how to put in the work to make those royal toned mattes pop.
BH Cosmetics Zodiac Love Signs 25 Color Eyeshadow and Highlight Palette
Astrology lovers will need no convincing why this palette is an absolute must for every beauty obsessive’s haul, but if you’re sitting on the fence, let me help you down. With 12 lustrous metallics each paired with a creamy matte, BH Cosmetics’ Zodiac Love Signs 25 Color Eyeshadow and Highlight Palette has made getting ready really easy. Not only do you have your colour ways perfected for you, but you’ll always know which shades are going to look best based on the zodiac season you’re getting ready in.
Ofra Glitch 2000 Baked Eyeshadow Palette
You came here to see some metallics and Ofra are bringing you all of the metallics with their Glitch 2000 Baked Eyeshadow Palette. Inspired by the 2000s when metallic really was the queen of every makeup bags (the good old days, eh), the nine-shade palette features all the crisp, icy tones you need to transform any eye look from minimalist to all out maximalist. Plus, each shade sits in removable, magnetic casing so you can take your favourite metallics everywhere.
By BEAUTY BAY Liqyud Crystal Eyeshadow
No one and nothing knows how to do effortlessly perfect metallic quite like the Liquid Crystals. With endless ways to wear them – see here for all your inspo – the creamy shades are designed to be worn the way you want them to be. Swipe over and blend for a subtle and sheer metallic finish, or really pack them on for that seventies inspired disco look. Wear them over your favourite shadows or mix them together to customise your own hues. Endless metallic opportunities are a haul away.
Linda Hallberg Metallic Mysteries II
Whenever I think of metallic eye looks, Linda Hallberg and her Metallic Mysteries II palette always spring to mind. The four shades are so intensely metallic that even the lightest of taps over the lid will leave a blinding, other-worldly shimmer. For the most powerful looks, the shades can be applied with the finger and layered to create a 3D metallic effect that will catch the light at every angle.
Milani Gilded Palette Noir
This palette’s sole aim in life is to add instant drama to any eyeshadow look and take your makeup game to whole other levels. With a range of simple shade and jewelled hues, Milani’s Gilded Palette Noir is perfect for helping metallic novices get to know the rich finish. But if you’ve been there and done all that with metallics, buy this palette for No Pictures, that deep pink red that instantly caught your eye and now you can’t stop starring.
By BEAUTY BAY Identity 42 Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Mastering metallic has literally never been easier than with By BEAUTY BAY’s Identity 42 Colour Eyeshadow Palette. If you’ve not already been introduced, the Identity palette is here to help you effortlessly create looks by number so you can be sure that the metallic shades you’re eyeing up will always be perfectly placed. But enough with the logistics, with seven metallic shades to delve into and experiment with individually, you know your gleaming lids will give disco balls a run for their money.
STILA MAGNIFICENT METALS GLITTER & GLOW DUO CHROME LIQUID EYE SHADOW
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Duo Chrome Liquid Eye Shadow screams diva and if that’s not the first thing you look for in a metallic shade then we need to talk. The bottles of liquid goodness can be worn together to create molten-inspired looks or individually for bold but boujee looks that will look good at every summer, autumn, winter, and spring event for at least the next five years. Timeless classics is what I’m meaning to say.