Color Focus: Metallic Silver Makeup

Silver is the hottest color trend of the moment, making metallic silver makeup a must-have this season. And— it’s not just for nighttime. This eye-catching color can achieve various effects, from a subtle shimmer to over-the-top, futuristic glam. All you need is the right products and a little know-how.

Easy Silver Eye Makeup

When it comes to silver eye makeup, pressed shadows are easy to apply, no matter your makeup proficiency level. La Femme Eyeshadow in Silver is an excellent choice for a soft satin effect that looks beautiful any time of day. With just a wash over the lid using a fluffy brush and a generous coat of mascara, your eyes will pop with minimal effort. For evening glamour, Cozzette Beauty Infinite Eyeshadow in Herkimer has a deep charcoal base with a silver crystal finish—perfect for a sparkling smoky eye.

LA FEMME
Pressed Eyeshadow in Silver
$10

COZZETTE BEAUTY
Infinite Eyeshadow in Herkimer
$13

Another fantastic option for quick and easy metallic eye makeup is Ben Nye Silver Shimmer Crayon. It glides on smoothly and can blend or smudge like a cream shadow. Just work fast because it sets to a waterproof finish that does not budge. Pro-tip: buff it gently with your finger after it sets to intensify the brilliance and shimmer.

BEN NYE
Silver Shimmer Crayon
$12

Metallic Silver for Face and Body

Are you looking for a metallic highlighter for a fantasy makeup look? Ben Nye Lumiere Grand Colour is to the rescue with a luminescent silver pigment in a pressed powder format you can apply with your favorite blush or powder brush. For a realistic metal luster, Mehron Metallic Powder truly delivers. Use it with Mixing Liquid to create a long-wearing, paintable silver. Instead of accessorizing with jewelry, try decorating the body with graphic shapes or bold strokes on ears, neck, arms, or shoulders.

BEN NYE
Lumiere Grande Colour
$12
MEHRON
Metallic Powder
$10.95

Silver Glitter from Head to Toe

If your makeup look calls for the ultimate in sparkle, Lemonhead LA makes silver glitter makeup in an easy-to-apply gel for the eyes, face, hair, and body. SpacePaste Glitter Concentrate in Silverlake is a high-shine, metallic chrome, and SpaceJam Ultra Luxe Glitter Balm in Midnight Society is a dazzling mix of chunky holographic hex, moon, and star shapes.

LEMONHEAD LA
SpacePaste Glitter Concentrate in Silverlake
$22
LEMONHEAD LA
SpaceJam Ultra Luxe Glitter Balm in
Midnight Society
$26

To give you an idea of the different silver metallic makeup effects, behold some very quickly done swatches captured with a phone camera (translation: they are even more gorgeous in person!).

An arm with all of the products swatched to show color and finish variations.

These are just a few products for adding silver to your makeup looks, whether designing for your next production, an editorial beauty shoot, or getting yourself ready for a spectacular special event. Explore more professional makeup products at Alcone Company.

You can also visit our store at 322 West 49th Street in New York City to try these and many more products in person!

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