The Secret to Metallic Eyes

The Secret to Metallic Eyes
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The Secret to Metallic Eyes

Revlon Luxurious Color Diamond Lust

This shadow packs some serious sparkle, but is easy to clean up if you make a mistake.

Nars Single Eye Shadow

Nars makes a variety of metallic for its basic eye shadow line, and each one is highly pigmented, making for a gorgeous application.

CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast Eyeshadow

We love that this rich formula comes in a tube that with an applicator that looks like it was meant for lip gloss – super easy to apply!

Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour

This lush, metallic color comes straight from a tube. Warm some in your hands first for an application that really sinks in.

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Metallic eye shadow is one of those beauty trends that looks amazing on the runway, but can easily go awry with the wrong application.

We're major fans of the metallic eye, and consider it our go-to look for nights out on the town. What's our secret? We have a few favorite easy-to-use shadows stashed in our make-up bags that make application a breeze.

Click through the gallery to see your best bets for metallic eye shadow, followed by some celebrity inspiration from the likes of Emma Watson and Kate Bosworth. We promise you'll look runway-ready in no time.

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