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The party season is officially upon us, y’all. It’s taking every ounce of self control we have not to crack a bottle of champers and say laters to the rest of our 2016 workload already, but we’ve decided to hold it together long enough to wise you up to the benefits of metallic eyeshadow these holidays.

Your social calendar is about to pop right off with a milli end-of-year parties and beginning-of-year parties, presenting countless opportunities to be your glammest self. Nothing will you get you more holiday appropos than a swipe of metallic on yo’ lids, and boy do we have you sorted — whether you’re after a splash of gold, silver or bronze.

Go for dewy skin and a low-key makeup look to ensure that you look more like a DTP goddess and not akin to Ke$ha in her ~iconic~ ‘TiK ToK’ music video.

Scroll through the above gallery to see how it’s done.

Words, Madeleine Woon. 

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Look one: Bronze eyeshadow applied on the eyelids, using RMS copper metallic eyeshadow

Tips:

For the RMS copper metallic eyeshadow, use a primer to create a smooth base and prevent creasing. We love Mac’s Prep + Prime 24hr extend eye base. Using a blending brush or your fingers, apply the eyeshadow over the eyelid, up to the crease line. Apply a couple of times depending on desired intensity of eyeshadow application. Finish with Mascara.

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Look one: Bronze eyeshadow applied on the eyelids, using RMS copper metallic eyeshadow

Tips:

For the RMS copper metallic eyeshadow, use a primer to create a smooth base and prevent creasing. We love Mac’s Prep + Prime 24hr extend eye base. Using a blending brush or your fingers, apply the eyeshadow over the eyelid, up to the crease line. Apply a couple of times depending on desired intensity of eyeshadow application. Finish with Mascara.

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Look two: Silver eyeshadow applied underneath the eyes, using NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Lysithea

Tips: 

Using an MAC angled eyeliner brush, draw a line of the Nars silver metallic eyeshadow along the lower lash line from the lower inner corner of the eye to the outer edge of the eye line, flicking out slightly at the end. Finish with mascara.

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Look two: Silver eyeshadow applied underneath the eyes, using NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Lysithea

Tips: 

Using an MAC angled eyeliner brush, draw a line of the Nars silver metallic eyeshadow along the lower lash line from the lower inner corner of the eye to the outer edge of the eye line, flicking out slightly at the end. Finish with mascara.

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Look three: Gold eyeshadow applied on the eyelids, using Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Dessert Dazzle

Tips: 

Dust the eyelids with a primer or light powder to remove any excess oil from the eyelids to stop eyeliner from shifting.
Using a eyeliner brush, we love Chanel’s Pinceau eyeliner brush, create a line starting at the inner corner of the eye along the lash line to the outer corner of the eye increasing the thickness of the line as you draw on if desired. Finish with mascara.
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Look three: Gold eyeshadow applied on the eyelids, using Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Dessert Dazzle

Tips: 

Dust the eyelids with a primer or light powder to remove any excess oil from the eyelids to stop eyeliner from shifting.
Using a eyeliner brush, we love Chanel’s Pinceau eyeliner brush, create a line starting at the inner corner of the eye along the lash line to the outer corner of the eye increasing the thickness of the line as you draw on if desired. Finish with mascara.
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Look three: Gold eyeshadow applied on the eyelids, using Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Dessert Dazzle

Tips: 

Dust the eyelids with a primer or light powder to remove any excess oil from the eyelids to stop eyeliner from shifting.
Using a eyeliner brush, we love Chanel’s Pinceau eyeliner brush, create a line starting at the inner corner of the eye along the lash line to the outer corner of the eye increasing the thickness of the line as you draw on if desired. Finish with mascara.