The one eye make-up trend you have to try this season
You'll fall for foil
BY Elle Team | January 11th, 2019
Foil. That shiny metal leaf that’s so delicately added on sweets and every so often on gourmet food to give it that added pinch of extravagance. This season, add this little extra touch of luxe to your makeup since foil makeup is back from the 90s with an urban update.
This time, the trend isn’t just glitter and sparkles in light pastels splotched on your eyelids. It’s artfully aligned and beautifully complemented with the rest of your makeup. If you can’t fathom the thought of gold foil on your eyes or lips, perhaps the molten gold eyeshadow, flaunted by the models at Ulla Johnson’s Fall/Winter 2018 show, might change your mind. And if it wasn’t foil, it was glitter, pressed on layer after layer to imitate a foil as seen at Halpern. On the other hand, Reem Acra brought in just the right amount of drama with a foil cat-eye.
Getting the look is now easy. All you need is the right foil eyeshadow. If there’s one that you must get this season, it’s the Manish Malhotra Eyeshadow Palettes by MyGlamm. Lending a little bit more glitz and a lot of oomph, the metallic foil eyeshadows take you from day to night with a versatile palette of matte, shimmer and metallic foil in earthy shades and quintessential classics. All perfect for the holiday season.
Here’s how you can nail the foil eyeshadow look:
Step 1: Using your fingers gives you the greatest colour payoff and most controlled application, while a brush allows for concentrated placement. If you choose to use your fingers, use your ring finger to tap, not rub the eyeshadow on.
Step 2: Before you apply eyeshadow, use a primer; it helps the eyeshadow last longer and makes the colour pop.
Step 3: If you want a smooth wash of colour, apply the eyeshadow dry for a strong colour release on the first application. However, if you want more staying power, apply it wet with the brush dipped in a little water or setting spray.