Sunday, July 20th, 2014

What I love about the color of pewter is the variety… it can lean cool, silvery or warmer, more like a dirty, antique gold. Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. Sephora Lunar Eclipse — a sparkling silver and gold mix
  2. MAC Antique Diamond — a medium-dark pewter with warm undertones
  3. Dior Etoile — a light, shimmering silver and gold
  4. Sugarpill Tiara — — a silver-leaning pewter
  5. L’Oreal Gilded Envy — a dark pewter with bronze and antique gold shimmer

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

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55 thoughts on “5 Beautiful Pewter Eyeshadows

  1. Pewter is a personal fav for me as well because runs more neutral and far less warm than golds and I can wear both the dirty and silvery varieties. I have lots of raves for MUG Moondust. Must get my hands on the Sephora and MAC products listed above because somehow both have escaped my attention. Definite plans to rectify.

    • Oh, I couldn’t let a really amazing pewterish pinky/plum concoction from Armani go without mention. ETK #30. I really do not know how to classify this shadow, but it has pewterish base with pink/plum highlights It’s beautifully complex and absolutely stunning.

    • I feel like it’s similar to taupe in the respect that it can go so many ways – cool, light, dark, warm, dirty, clean…

  2. How on earth did I miss Gilded Envy? I’m going to have to look for it and hope it’s available in Canada. Some of my favourites are the right hand side shadow in Guerlain’s Les Fumes quad, Stila Cloud and MAC Antique Diamond. I tried to get Modern Pewter but it was sold out everywhere around here. I wish they’d repromote it!

  3. Pewter is such an interesting color. L’Oreal’s version looks really beautiful.

  4. I think the Sephora and Dior are very lovely! I really need to get more shadows. If I have to just buy one palette which one would you recommend Christine. xx
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  5. Gilded Envy….stunning. Why haven’t I picked it up? Lol.
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  6. I luuuv shades like this. Sigh. Lunar eclipse looks so pretty..the last sephora shadow I tried was kind of hard and stiff though. I wonder if this one is any better!
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  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    I’ve been putting off making a MAC haul, but I think that Paint Pot will push me over the edge, LOL! While I’m at it, I may as well go for the Sugarpill shadows I’ve been pondering… Also, I *must* check out the one from Sephora!

    My favorite pewter ATM is from the LORAC Pro palette, which I also picked up as a single when Sephora had it in a little set for the Holidays. Surprisingly, the only one I have from this list is Gilded Envy, and I absolutely *love* pewter eyeshadow! I’m also loving the pewter-ish shades in the new Kat von D palettes.

    Although since DC’d, I thought I’d mention Iman Pewter & Kat von D Livewire…

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ayesha Ayesha

    I just bought the Sephora Lunar Eclipse yesterday! It’s so beautiful! I’m very glad that they changed the formula of their shadows. I really like the Loreal and Sugarpill shadows too.

  9. Andrew

    What about MAC Caviar Dreams it’s my absolute favorite I love it for a grunge look ugh one of my go to looks w/ a smudgy eyeliner and Cinderfella I swear by this look, sadly I’ve hit pan on Caviar Dreams so I’m on the search for a dupe

  10. Pewter is like taupe: a complex shade with enough warm and cool tones incorporated in it that it can work on a wide variety of complexions and combine with a wide variety of other colours. I don’t understand how someone couldn’t love it. My personal favourite, which I use sparingly because it’s so expensive and I don’t want to have to replace it, is Sisley Stardust. I’ll definitely check out some of these options, though.
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  11. These are all beautiful colours that would suit everyone. I love the Sephora mix the best.

  12. nueyork

    This is one of those shades I don’t really think suits me, but I wear it anyway because it’s so stunning! The Dior one is stunning.

  13. I absolutely love pewter – it makes my brown eyes pop. I think I spied a gorgeous pewter in one of the Chanel quads that I hope you’ll be reviewing soon :D

  14. Nemo

    GILDED ENVY IS THE BOMB. It cannot be beaten within its price-point. I have only recently picked this up, and I will be purchasing a backup the next time I see one. It. Is. Gorgeous.

  15. any pewter like shade is one of those that always calls to me! i definitely want to try the sugar pill one! and gilded envy.

  16. Lunar eclipse and glided envy are both grgs shades.. I still have to add a pewter shadow in my stash.. :)

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Helene Helene

    These are all beautiful!
    I was actually holding Antique Diamond last week, but decided not to buy anything from MAC as the line to the check out was so long and all the sales assistants were busy. The Dior Etoile is heavenly, pity it’s expensive, maybe for Christmas. I’ll swatch Lunar Eclipse on my next Sephora visit.
    Who am I trying to kid, I want them all, having a serious Pokemon moment here!

  18. I don’t wear this shade too often but the Sephora and Sugarpill shadows are so gorgeous! I think I have something similar in my stash. I need to figure out which palette though lol
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  19. I love them all. I’m always on the hunt for pewter shadows. Being neutral leaning to cool I find it’s often a better option then silver or gold because it’s more neutral ground so I have more leeway with my other make up shades.
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  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shelley Shelley

    I looooove pewter and there are so few! I have bobbi brown pewter metalic that I love. And Inglot 454. I wish I could get MAC modern pewter. It’s on my repromote radar (along with pink opal pigment, grrrr….) I’ll definitely have to check out the L’oreal shade.

  21. Oooh…so excited to see this list! Pewter is a shade that doesn’t get enough love, I think! :-D I’m not sure I have a lot of what I’d call ‘pewter’, precisely… unless maybe you count UD Pistol from the Naked 2. It’s a bit more toward the brown/taupe side when sheered out, but says ‘pewter’ to me in the pan, LOL!

    Conclusion: I need more pewter :-D
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  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marie Marie

    Lorac’s pewter is very pretty as well! more of a satin finish than some that you mentionned but I like it a lot. It’s truly a coincidence that I am wearing it right now in my crease and lower lash line! :)

    • Ooh, what else are you wearing with it, Marie?

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marie Marie

        Hah! two colors both from the summerGLO palette! I love it sooo much :) the darkest nutmeg brown color in the outer corner and the light peachy one in the inner corner, blending with pewter on the lid.
        I paired that with a Bite beauty in Violet. :)

  23. Lakitha

    Iman’s Pewter is a gorgeous pewter with intense pigment.