Metal is everywhere this season, brightening eyes, sculpting cheekbones and making nails pop. Yellow, white and pink gold tones are used sparingly to highlight the features, or as an all-over wash of shimmer to bring a tan alive. We bring you the best runway looks, and a selection of products to help you recreate them.
At Pucci, smoky eyes caught the light with a bronze finishing powers applied to the center of the lid. Matte black shadow was used at the corners of the eyes to bring out the metallic shimmer.
Peter Philips carefully applied gold leaf to models’ eyelids at Fendi, keeping the rest of the face bare.
Rodarte kept smoky eyes cool for hot summer nights, with a mix of icy blue shades topped with mother of pearl right across the lid. A striking look for when you need to be noticed.
At Chanel, Peter Philips brought the white light of midsummer nights to the girls’ faces, with satiny lids finished with a pale metallic shimmer, and white gold nails.
Givenchy gave its girls the Midas touch for the runway, with a sequin cut in half and applied to the center of the eyelid, above and below the eye for an intriguing take on Spring/Summer metallics. The two halves only came together when the girls’ eyes were shut, as demonstrated by Gisele Bundchen.
3.1 Philip Lim
Eyes were swept with a wave of silver at 3.1 Philip Lim, highlighting the crease of the lid and widening eyes, in a trick of light and color.
Terra Soleia Face and Body Powder, Guerlain
This gorgeously presented face and body bronzer features a layer of shimmer to bring out your tan from a day in the sun come dusk. Apply where the sun would naturally hit your face, for a healthy glow. €54.50
A stick illuminator that couldn’t be easier to use, for touches of metallic shimmer on tanned skin. €24
1 couleur EyeGloss in Tan, Dior
This gel shadow adds a brightening layer of metallic bronze to eyelids, for wet-look shine. Apply with your fingers onto primed skin for long-lasting shimmer. €24.50
MirrorsMetallics collection, Essie
With the MirrorsMetallics collection, Essie highlights nails in a whole new way with an intense, hyper-real high-shine finish that almost looks like fingers have been dipped in liquid gold. €9”
Old Gold pigments, Hey Sailor collection, M.A.C
This little pot of multi-use gold shimmer is your secret weapon for radiant summer skin, to add sparingly to sun cream, tinted moisturizer or highlighter on cheekbones, chin, bridge of the nose and brow bones. Use to spectacular effect! €22
Eyes To Kill Intense in Carat Gold, Giorgio Armani
With an ultra light finish, this eye color gives almost liquid shine for metallic smoky eyes that will bring out your summer glow perfectly. €21
Couleur Infaillible in Metallic Lilac, L’Oréal Paris
This metallic violet shadow contains metallic silver particles for summer shimmer, which sees color change with the light and angle. €11.30
Shimmer Cheek Glow, Bobbi Brown
With a surprising gel-powder texture, this gold highlighter leaves a pearlescent finish on skin, for a radiant look. €44