Our summer 2012 beauty trend countdown: metallic eyeshadow

Metallic-Eyeshadow-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends-Runway.jpgWant to know how to look beautiful and totally on trend this summer? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you the beauty trends you need to know about and incorporate into your routine, stat–and the products that will give you the looks in a flash.

Up this week: metallic eyeshadow! Another eye trend we normally see in colder months, this one is really taking wing with warmer temperatures. But it’s not just your standard sweep of the eyeshadow brush across your lid this season. Instead, think bold takes on gold and silver, like the gold leaf seen at Fendi or the banana-like shape above the lid at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Below, our favorite shadows!

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Dior Couleur Ultra Smooth High Impact Eyeshadow in Chrome
An almost graphite-like silver with tons of shimmer, this one can double as a bold eyeliner with the right slanted brush.
$29 at saksfifthavenue.com

MAC Eye Shadow in Retrospeck
A taupe/gold hybrid that sparkles and shimmers in the lowest of light. Why not take this one a step further and use it as a highlighter, too?
$15 at maccosmetics.com

Mark I-Mark Metallics Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Moonshine
The prettiest pale silver that catches the light beautifully. We love the Custom Pick Eyeshadows because you can create your own palette from all the line’s gorgeous colors!
$6 at avon.com

Iman Luxury Eyeshadow Duo in Mixed Metals
We love the combination of copper and white shadows. And the honeycomb pattern almost makes this duo too pretty to use! Hey, we said almost.
$8 at soap.com

NYX Cream Shadow in Gold
Want a gold shadow that doesn’t beat around the bush? This is it. It applies as a cream, dries as a powder and leaves behind bold, daring shimmer.
$4.99 at ulta.com

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