The Makeup Wars group is looking at holiday metallics this week. I decided to go dig through my favorite source of metallics, MAC Pigments, and see what I liked in the gold and silver range. I also have a new Laura Mercier gold eye shadow that I just adore. Plus, as a bonus, I dug up a blast from the past with a look at white and gold holiday nails from the 2007 MAC Antiquitease collections.
Between these you could go for a neat holiday look such as this one from the 2007 MAC collection, which was one of MAC’s best holiday collections in my opinion. I think their holiday collections have become a bit more generic the past few years.
Pigments are great for holiday metallics. The high amount of pigment allows for the shimmer to really show well. Apply them wet for even more color pop. Here are a few favorites from my stash.
Here are swatches of the pigments in the shades Reflects Antique Gold (a glitter), Silver Fog, Gold Mode, Rushmetal, and Blonde’s Gold.
Silver Fog and Blonde’s Gold are available in the MAC regular collection. The others were limited edition.
Laura Mercier Eye Shadow
For a beautiful limited edition shadow that you can get right now, check out the shade Gilded Moonlight from the Laura Mercier Art Deco Collection. This true gold is gorgeous and is packed with pigment.
Here is a swatch of Gilded Moonlight.
Gold Holiday Nails
Metallic polishes are great for the holidays. In 2007 I copied the MAC Antiquitease nails by applying a flat white polish, followed by gold that was dabbed at with a paper towel. It makes for an easy to do nail art project.
I couldn’t find my old high res photo of it, but here is a smaller photo.
You can see my original Antiquitease post here: MAC Antiquitease Nail Polish.
Want to see more holiday metallics? Click on through to the other posts in the Makeup Wars group!