In a bid to recreate the high impact beauty looks spotted on the Spring 2016 ready-to-wear runways (Giambattista Valli and Maison Margiela in particular), I began to foil my eyeshadows—a trick that calls for a wet makeup brush.
Using water or a setting spray, I dampened my brush before picking up the pigment and packing it onto my eyelids. This stealthy move ensures long lasting eye makeup with serious shine. Naturally, I was thrilled when the new crop of metallic foil eyeshadows landed on my beauty desk. Foil eyeshadows are highly pigmented, smudge-resistant cream or powder formulas that use wet/dry technology, which means that you can choose between a subtle, shimmery finish (dry) or a more intense, metallic finish (wet). However, that’s not the best part. Luminous eye makeup can be worn at any time and any place—whether you’re looking to add a touch of polish to your everyday look, or amp up the glamour of your evening ensemble.
In the gallery below, shop five of the most striking foil eyeshadows to make your eyes light up.
Foiled Shadow in Feminine Wiles
US $20; AED/SAR 73
Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Arcturus
US $29; AED/SAR 107
Kat Von D
Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thrasher
US $21; AED/SAR 77
Skyline Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Reflexion
US $28; AED/SAR 103
Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry in Aubergine
US $24; AED/SAR 88
Homepage image: Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue