Shine On: Metallic Holiday Makeup to Wear Now

Sparkly copper eye makeup

Fall might make you think matte neutrals — but before you pull out the Urban Decay Naked palette, hear us out! There’s no better time for drama and glamour than the holiday season. And, who wouldn’t want to extend the decadence as long as they can?

You get about six weeks from Thanksgiving and New Years, so embrace it! Why limit the luster to the night of your office or family festivities and over-hyped NYE? It’s called the holiday season for a reason, people, and it’s never too early to get sparkling.

Ease into the final days of November with rustic and berry metallics. Then, hit the real holiday spirit hard with holly jolly red and golds. Keep it going well into the New Year with icy silvers and (oh yes, we’re going there!) blues. If stores can crank the holiday music right after Halloween, we can surely and guiltlessly indulge in some glittering seasonal beauty…

4 Metallic Holiday Makeup Looks

1. Copper Smokey Eye

Copper smokey eye makeup

Copper eye pencil

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil, $6.89, Target

Maybe you’re not quite feeling the holiday spirit yet. It isn’t December, after all. Or maybe you’re just looking for some subtle sparkle, apt for the office. Copper gives you the harvest hue you’re craving with an added shine that’s elevated from your everyday neutrals.

Use a shadow stick to rim around the whole eye and give it a good celebratory smudge along the top and bottom lash line.

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Melissa is creative communication professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.