ON TREND

Metallic shadows and liners

New eye colours come in creamy sticks or quick-drying liquids to give skin a molten metal finish. These products also do not flake or crease and last longer than powder products.

To give your eye make-up an edge, apply these colours on the inner corners of the eyes, smudged on the lashlines, or to accent a black wing-tipped liner.

1. Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner, $40, Sephora stores

This rich, smudge-proof liquid liner is dispensed through a soaked cushion that works like a stamp ink pad. Dab an eyeliner brush on the sponge and apply the colour close to the lash line. Copper Ink, in particular, is a beautiful copper- brown shade with gold flecks for soft wing-tipped eyes.


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2. RMK Ingenious Liquid Eyeliner EX, $46, RMK counters

This waterproof liquid liner with subtle sparkles is best used for accenting black or brown wing-tipped liner. Using the product's fine and tapered brush, draw on a stroke of colour on the outer one-third of the lash line. For more drama, extend the stroke by 0.5cm towards the temples. This way, the colour flashes when you open and close your eyes. Life's pick: EX02, an army green.

3. Dior Addict Fluid Shadow Long Wear Mirror Colour Eyeshadow & Liner, $53, Dior counters

This waterproof liquid eyeshadow with a pretty and sparkly finish is best seen under dim lighting.

Apply it on lids and blend it out with finger tips. Looks best as a subtle wash all over lids or on the inner corners of the eyes. Life's favourite: rose gold 825 Aurora.

4. Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Full Metal Shadow, $45, YSL Beaute counters

A smudgeproof high-shine and pigmented liquid shadow and liner which leaves a cooling sensation on the skin. Wear it blended on the lids or smudged on the lash line. Go for 9 Misty Green, a cool mint green.

5. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, $45, Bobbi Brown counters

This waterproof stick eyeshadow glides on easily. It can be applied directly onto the lashline to define eyes, or smudged with a brush for smokey eyes. Go for Greige, a cross between steel grey and milky beige. It suits most skin tones.

6. Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic, $35, Sephora stores

A rich, creamy and waterproof stick eyeshadow with subtle sparkles. The tapered edge of the pencil makes it a breeze to line eyes. Life's favourite: D70, a peachy pink that creates the illusion of wider eyes when worn on the lower lash line.

7. Nars Velvet Shadow Stick, $44, Nars counters

A pigmented shadow stick that is made for smudged smokey eye looks that can be created in a jiffy. Blend the colour quickly with a brush or fingertips before it sets in a few seconds - it will not budge after that. Life's pick: Oaxaca, a flattering soft brown beige.

8. Etude House Bling Me Prism Eyes, $11.90, Etude House stores

An affordable smudgeproof creamy liquid shadow with subtle pearlescent sparkles. Dab on lids and blend with fingertips. Try 02 Sunny Carat, an orange tint that makes eyes look brighter.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2015, with the headline 'OnTrend Metallic shadows and liners'. Print Edition | Subscribe