Gilt trip: 5 metallic eye shadows to try

Mimic the metallic makeup that featured at the recent haute couture shows with one of the many gilded cream stick eye shadows now available.

Metallic eyeshadows are a key beauty trend right now

Whether it was subtle silver sparkles at Fendi, an over-the-top application of red and bronze glitter at Serkan Cura, enchanting green shimmer at Versace or glistening gold at Elie Saab, our little eyes spied a whole lot of metallic eye-shadow at the Paris AW Couture shows earlier this year. Suffice to say, shimmering eyelids are major right now. Don’t be deterred by the metallic makeup faux pas of your youth, the new metallic shadows are a super wearable way to modernise a smoky, sultry cat-eye, or add a touch of ice-queen to an otherwise neutral look. Minimalist? Add a highlight to the inner corner of lids.

Gilt metallic eyeshadows

1. Estée Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick in Cool Ash, $45. 2. Diorshow Kohl in Pearly Platine, $50. 3. By Terry Ombre Cream Eyeshadow in Beyond Gold, $60 from Mecca Cosmetica. 4. Bobbi Brown cream shadow stick in Goldstone, $57. 5. Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylo in Bronze Pearl, $45.