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How to Wear Metallic Colors

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How to Wear Metallic Colors

Learn How to Make Metallic Colors Work for You

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The newest beauty trend has shimmering metallic colors taking center stage, not in your accessories drawer, but in key pieces of your wardrobe and beauty collections. Fashionistas everywhere are glowing and glittering with shades of silver and gold—and we like it! Incorporate one of this season’s hottest trends into your wardrobe, with these helpful suggestions.

Less is More

There is no shortage of metallic items to be found in any of your favorite clothing stores. The best thing about metallic pieces is that they are so varied, abundant, and fun to wear. The worst thing? It is incredibly easy to overdo it, and end up looking more tacky than fashionable.

To prevent yourself from getting a Tin Man look, keep metallic wardrobe pieces simple and understated. Pick one metallic piece to wear—a pair of tights, a top, heels, etc.—and keep the rest of your outfit simple and complementary. Notice that Alyssa Milano paired her sparkling, sequined top with fitted black slacks. Likewise, Paris Hilton let her silver mini dress take center stage, wearing it with a pair of basic black pumps. The key here is balancing your metallic piece with the rest of your outfit, adding an edgy vibe to your look.

Blinging Beauty

Complement your trendy look with metallic shades in your makeup. Gold and silver are both wearable, and frequently used in smoky eye applications. A fun twist is to use metallic-inspired shades of purple, green, orange, or even black. With the right amount of light reflecting sparkle, any shade can look metallic.

You don’t have to match metallic makeup to a gold, bronze, or silver outfit. A swipe of metallic eye shadow or lipstick can give a boost to your everyday look. Just be sure to give the face dimension and depth with balanced colors. Katy Perry, a huge fan of metallic shadows, struck just the right note with her sparkling purple lids, keeping the rest of her face fairly simple.

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Love that last one with Katy Perry! Metallics are always great for adding that extra pizazz to the outfit This comment has been removed.
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I'm a fan of metallic shadows as well. They really brighten up my face and just make me feel girly and sparkly. ;) This comment has been removed.
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I like the metallic with the solid color like in the first look. I think though for metallic, I'd keep it to my shoes and purses. This comment has been removed.
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Katy looks SOOO beautiful :) This comment has been removed.
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Awww, the tin man was a sweetie! This comment has been removed.
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Great trend! Metallic is a fabulous and easy way to make your outfit stand out ;) This comment has been removed.
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Love the silver sequin top in the first photo. Glad metallics are in cuz I love them! This comment has been removed.
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I like the silver mini dress. I'd probably choose different shoes though. This comment has been removed.
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Metallic dresses are a total MUST in Vegas. I love this trend! This comment has been removed.
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I like Alyssa's top! I just bought a silver sparkly short-sleeve sweatshirt at Express....it's really cute with jeans. I think it will look great for Spring with white jeans too! Love Katy's eyeshadow! Thanks for sharing! This comment has been removed.
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I love Katy Perry's metallic look. I have a silver dress myself...time to bust it out! This comment has been removed.
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