Gem Inspired Beauty…Metal Crush

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Dina Mackney: Gem Inspired Beauty…Metal Crush  

As the new year approaches, I look forward to trying new things. I hope to get a jump start on that goal in the last month of the year by utilizing everyone’s favorite party ready tone, metallic, in a new way. I certainly don’t shy away from metallic shades when it comes to my jewelry, as evidenced in pieces like the high wattage Fortaleza Ring. Crafted from a natural pyrite geode and contrasted by a smooth sterling silver setting, the Fortaleza is striking on anyone!

I’m trusting that metallic tones work just as well in makeup as they do in jewelry. A metallic take on a classic smoky eye is appealing for those last few holiday events on the calendar. Below, I’ve curated the beauty products I’m eyeing to shake things up this season!

Skin: Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Eye Cream
Beautiful makeup begins with great skin, which is why I’m looking forward to trying this eye cream from innovative skin care brand Natura Bisse. It promises to nurse under eye circles with intense hydration, removing fine lines, smoothing skin, and energizing the skin. 

Eyes: Estee Lauder Limited Edition Victoria Beckham Eye Palette
Masterminded by beauty icon Estee Lauder in collaboration with the ever chic Victoria Beckham, this eye palette is a sure thing. Six metallic shades are formulated to both reflect and pull in light, creating an alluring look perfect for any eye color. Try adding a bit of water to each powder for a more pigmented look.

Liner: Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil
Tom Ford is the king of dressing glamorous women and has brought his skills to the beauty department as well with a must-have eye pencil! When used on the outside and inside of the lids, this kohl liner will be the star of your smoky eye look. It comes in three incredible metallic shades to compliment any outfit.

Lashes: Charlotte Tilbury Eyelash Curler
If metallic makeup is too daring, try adding metal tones to your makeup routine via a cool beauty tool. Charlotte Tilbury is a well known makeup artist to the stars and has crafted an eyelash curler that will lift, elongate, and define lashes for brighter eyes in five seconds!

Do you have a go to holiday makeup look or considering trying this smoky eye? Share your results with me by using the #dinamackney tag on all you Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram images. Here’s to a season of trying new things!