How To: Mix Metallics

How To: Mix Metallics

You’ve probably noticed that the word “metallic” seems to be everywhere, from eyeshadows to lipsticks*.

And you have likely experimented with adding something metallic to your look to give it a pop. But mixing metallics is sometimes harder to pull off. That said, it can be done. SeeRebecca Jones did it. 

Metallic pigments and @maccosmetics essential oils.

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On that note, here are a five tips I like to follow when mixing metallics.

One: I think it’s important to keep the metallics spread out; don’t concentrate all the metallics in one area in order to create a good "flow". 

Two: Contrast is key. Don't grab all of your [insert your hue of choice here] metallics and go to town.

Three: Utilizing two-toned and rose-gold products—à la these Juliette-approved lipsticks—is an excellent path towards a perfect mixed metallic look.

Four: Don't stop at the makeup! Accessories are a great way to go. It’s really fun to mix your clutch and your flats or heels, since usually, they’re expected to match. I also like to "clash" my nails and phone case. 

Five: If I’m wearing metallic makeup, I like to wear either metallic lipstick or metallic eyeshadow, not both. That's just me though. 

Happy metallic mixing, lovelies!

*But not, to Bree's chagrin, blushes.

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