Metallic Mandarin Makeup Tutorial

Metallic Mandarin Makeup Tutorial

Just like smokey eyes, the trend of metallic makeup never fades away, every time coming revitalized and with new proportions of chic and glamour. The shiny glitter that metallic eyeshadows give to the entire look of the wearer is simply unbeatable, especially ideal for special occasion party makeup styles, when you want to look maximum effective, elegant and outstanding. Metallic sheen is utterly versatile in terms of its compatibility with different special occasions, being a power style for jaw-dropping prom makeup looks, wedding and holiday ones. Apart from the traditional metallic copper makeup look, you can come up with other one-of-a-kind makeup styles, if you know the right techniques of mixing and matching eyeshadow hues and the tips and tricks of making metallic eyeshadow shine to the fullest. To make your task easier, here we bring the modern metallic mandarin makeup tutorial, which can serve as the best beauty guide for you to come up with super-covetable looks for various glamorous events!

Metallic Mandarin Makeup Tutorial

How to Do Metallic Mandarin Eye Makeup

If you still doubt whether to opt for the metallic makeup style or not, just keep in mind that metallic eyeshadows are universally flattering, looking maximum good with blue, brown, green eyes, brunettes and blondes, as well as various skin tones. To assure yourself that you’ll be the queen of the party wearing this metallic mandarin makeup style, try to experiment with the look prior to the big day, after all the best judge is you and if you consider the lady in the mirror beautiful, just go for it!

Now, passing to the main makeup products and tools that you may need for recreating this look, we want to mention the following!

• Makeup base, foundation and concealer
• Blush
• Eyebrow kit
• Eyeshadows in brown shades, cranberry/metallic mandarin, gray, black and shimmery champagne
• Black eyeliner and white eye pencil
• Black mascara
• False eyelashes
• A nude lip pencil
• Makeup brushes

Metallic Mandarin Makeup Tutorial

So, as you feel ready, follow the steps of the metallic mandarin makeup tutorial presented below!

Step 1: As always, start from the clean face, applying a makeup base and then the best foundation for your skin tone and type. Conceal the problem areas of the skin and contour your face with a blush and highlighter.

Step 2: Give the perfect shape to your eyebrows, using the best eyebrow kit depending on your natural brow tone. We have used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate, which was applied all over the brows, while the brow tails have been shaped with the Brow powder in Ebony.

Step 3: Apply a dark brown eyeshadow tone in to the crease of your eye and blend it well (Truffle from Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette). Now, apply a lighter brown higher to the crease (Sienna from the same palette).

Step 4: On the mobile lid, apply a cranberry/metallic mandarin eyeshadow (Pure Cosmetics loose pigment). Above it apply a glittery cranberry pigment (Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow no. 86). The trick here lies in wetting the brush prior to the application to get the effect of extra shine.

Metallic Mandarin Makeup Tutorial
Step 5: Create a soft wing with a black eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eye. To the lower lid, mix some gray and shimmery brown eyeshadows and blend them well (Pose and Couture from Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette).

Step 6: Put a little shimmery champagne color to the inner part of your lower lid, close to the lash line, using a small brush. This will visually make your eyes look bigger.

Step 7: Apply black eyeliner to your upper lid (Inglot AMC gel eyeliner #77). Next, apply black mascara and a white pencil to your waterline.

Step 8: Apply false eyelashes to make your party makeup more dramatic and luxurious (Red Cherry #43).

Step 9: To counterbalance the bright look, go for a nude lip makeup. We have applied a nude lip pencil all over the lips (Jordana Quickliner Lips #12 Mauvy).

Metallic Mandarin Makeup Tutorial

Voila! Your metallic mandarin makeup look is ready to land you in the spotlight, wherever you go. We hope this makeup tutorial really helped and inspired you to perfect your appearance and feel and look pampered, feminine and elegant once again!

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Written by Armine Karapetyan
Armine is the founder of and an avid fashion lover. When she's not busy examining the latest fashion trends and news, she's exploring a new style for herself or is pursuing new adventures and dreams. Find her on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.