Makeup Wars Best of the Holiday Metallics!

This week’s Makeup Wars has our bloggers touting their favorite Holiday metallic looks. I’ve chosen Metallic Eyes for my look using both of Laura Mericer’s Limited Edition Petite Baked Eye Colour Trios Wet/Dry ($25.00). Click on the previous and next buttons to see what the other bloggers chose–some are doing metallic nail, lips, etc. Or click on the thumbnails at the bottom of this post.

I am severely in love with these mini palettes–they are about half the size of a cell phone but pack a lot of sparkle! They can be used dry for a more toned-down office appropriate look or wet for some serious shine. Beware when applying the shadows dry you will get some fallout, especially with the Smoky Metallics palette.  Do NOT use a “windshield wiper” stroke with your brush or you will end up with disco cheeks! Instead, use a flat brush and “pat” on. I prefer both palettes applied wet for a more intense metallic look. When using wet, I found a flat synthetic brush works best and there is no fallout–BOOM!

Smoky Metallics consists of a cool white silver, a medium gray and a deep charcoal. The silver shade is a true silver that does not turn blue, the medium gray is highly wearable and the deepest shade is perfect for a crease/contour shade and for smokey eyes.


Golden Metallics consists of a golden/peachy champagne, a blackened olive and an emerald teal. These shades are rich, vibrant tones that reek of glamour! Again, I used all of these shadows wet and the result was gorgeous! The golden shade on the lid, the emerald in the crease and the olive to line and in the outer corner gave me a sultry but still classy look. For some reason the Golden Metallics trio performed better than the Smoky trio did (not nearly as much fallout)–maybe there is some variance with the baked formula? This combination of shades in this palette is stunning!! You’ll be sure to be noticed at that holiday party!!

Bottom Line:  These petite palettes are a very nice bargain for a festive holiday look.

Click on the thumbnails to see what the other bloggers chose for their metallic looks.

  • Emily

    I’m getting ready to try the Bobbi Brown Metallics and will report back! I love the smaller size of the LM shadows above because let’s be real, you don’t want metallic all year! :-)


  • Brooke @ BlushingNoir

    Golden is my fave but your eyes look SO stunning with the Smoky… I have been back and forth on if I need these or not, and you’re making my wallet hurt!! lol

  • kelly

    Thats it. I’m buying that today. Thanks! (along with gilded platinum)

  • Teri

    And even more LM. I guess she gets metallics right!

  • Nancy

    This was my pick, too! I did get some fallout w/mine, but it was not unexpected given the texture. I’ll have to try a different brush.

  • Brittany

    I’m totally blown away by now just those shadows but your super long lashes.

  • Pink Sith

    Ermagherd! Those palettes are sooo beautiful! I really like the green and gold one the best! Now you have created a new lemming for me. Darn you and your bewitching eyeshadow posts!

  • Pammy

    That smoky metallics palette is gorgeous! LM is getting a lot of love with this Makeup War! :)

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    Those eyeshadows are beautiful but not as beautiful as how you look wearing them. Those are perfect for you. The silvery ones are so sultry. Great choices.

    • cindy

      Yes I do have a reputation for being super sexy–HAHA!!

  • Carleen

    Love the look that you got with these!

  • Polarbelle

    I’m glad to see these, Cindy. I have the Golden Metallics palette on the way. Can’t wait to play with it. The green grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.

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