Metallic Beauty Trends 2017


Of the many fall 2017 beauty trends, metallics is one of our favorites at Parsimony Inspired. Metallics can be bright and bold or subdued and neutral, so everyone can wear them no matter their style! We are going to show you the versatile ways to incorporate metallics into your personal beauty routine. And remember, makeup is fun and expressive, so don’t be afraid to try something new!


Metallic eyeshadow is the easiest way to integrate that little sparkle you crave in your makeup. You can keep it simple for the workday by swiping one color across your lid, or be bold by creating a sexy smokey eye for date night.


For those of you who love color, use bright silver, green, or blue metallic shadows. They call attention to your beautiful eyes and show you are a confident woman who isn’t afraid of some color. To make sure the colors pop, we recommend cream shadows for more pigmentation. Don’t be afraid to mix and match metals for a more dynamic look! We love Inglot’s Aquastic Cream Eye Shadows. They are crease proof, smudge proof, and easy to apply!


If your personal style is natural and relaxed, or you want your makeup simplified for work, use neutral-toned metallics, like gold, bronze, and copper. (Try Bobbi Brown’s Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow; its warm brown sparkle looks amazing on any skin tone.) These metallics are closest to the neutral creams and browns you use everyday. Use the darker shade of your upper lid shadow across your lower lash line as an alternative to eyeliner. This softens the look and shows off your metallic shine at the same time.  Most of these metallic colors can already be found in your powder eye shadow palettes! Just remember to use a primer on your lids so the shadow stays on your eyes and doesn’t fall onto your cheeks.

*5 minute beauty tip: If you only have a limited time to put on your makeup and still want some metallic shimmer, just use a metallic eyeliner! It adds the pop of metallic color you want without the fuss of blending shadows. We love the Sephora Collection shimmer finish eyeliner pencils; they are affordable, come in a range of colors, and don’t smudge!


If you want to make a statement with your makeup this fall consider metallic lipsticks! To really make your lips pop keep the rest of your makeup simple (think natural face, bold lip). Use metallic liquid lipsticks for long wear and brighter colors.


You don’t have to lose your favorite bold colors when going metallic! Love the classic red lip? Try Smashbox Cosmetics’ Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Crimson Chrome. Look forward to the dark vampy colors of fall? Try Urban Decay’s Vice Liquid Lipsticks in colors Voodoo (purple) or Time (blue). If you want something completely different than your go-to colors try a silver or gold lip. Keep in mind silver compliments cool skin tones, whereas gold compliments warm skin tones.


Bronze toned lipsticks are the most natural and flattering of all metallic lipstick colors for any skin tone. The red and orange undertones give your lip a little color without overpowering the rest of your makeup. It is also guaranteed to go with any outfit you had in mind. Our pick is Smashbox Cosmetics’ Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Brains ‘N’ Bronze.

*5 minute beauty tip: Don’t have time to meticulously apply liquid lipstick but still want a metallic sheen?-- use a metallic gloss! M.A.C.’s Dazzleglass lipglosses lights up your lips and adds a pop of color. Wear one of their more pigmented gloss colors to add some vibrance to your look, or swipe some Dazzleglass in Pleasure Principle (a clear gloss with a pearl finish) on top of a matte finish lipstick to make create your own metallic!

Let us know how you get creative with your metallic beauty looks!