Metallic eye shadow is a major beauty trend for fall/winter 2015. This on-trend look was featured on the runways of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY by designers such as Marchesa, Cividini, Mara Hoffman and Narcisco Rodriguez. Colors most often seen on the lid were bronze, gold and cranberry. This diffused smokey eye look was paired with a natural lip or deep berry shade for a seriously vampy makeup look.


Cividini Image: Imaxtree

Creating eye shadow looks with multiple colors to create dimension and accentuate eye color is one of my favorite tasks as a makeup artist. Unfortunately, I personally do not get the opportunity to wear many trendy eye shadow looks due to the fact that I have very deep set eyes. Although we were taught to apply eye shadow in a particular order – midtone on the lid, darkest in the crease and lightest on the brow bone, that order must be changed to suit a person’s eye shape. Deep set eyes for example, should avoid dark eye shadow colors on the crease and lid as they make the eye appear deeper in the eye socket. This also accentuates existing dark circles since dark colors make things recede.

After watching Jaclyn Hill’s chocolate cranberry eye shadow tutorial I decided to try and create a similar look that would be appropriate for my eye shape. In planning this eye shadow look I wanted to stay true to Jaclyn’s original theme of a cranberry lid. As I went through the color selection process, I kept the rules of color theory top of mind and selected a metallic red shadow to compliment my green eyes while also keeping the lid bright. This may be my all-time favorite eye shadow look and I am thrilled to share it with you today. Feel free to tweak it to fit your individual eye shape, color and personal style!

Shadows used in this tutorial:

morphe eye shadow swatch

cranberry eye shadow look

Morphe Eyeshadows in the following colors:

  • Crystal
  • Deep skin
  • Caffe mocchiato
  • Carmelized
  • Deep cocoa
  • Burlesque
  • Mysterious

Trish McEvoy 24 Hour Shadow and Liner in Rose Quartz

morphe eye shadows

Mirabella Lash Luxe Mascara
Urban Decay Lucky eyeliner or Mirabella eye definer in bronze
Troy Surratt Revelee eyelash curler

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Hi, my name is Kelly. I am an artist, writer & Jesus girl with a passion for helping others discover and embrace their identity, value and confidence in Christ.
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  1. Mary Ann Eason Walker October 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Wow – very cool!!

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