5 Beautiful Pewter Eyeshadows

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

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Mariella Avatar

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!

xamyx Avatar

It may be under a different name, but it has been added to the permanent line in the US. Youncan also check eBay; I’ve seen the Infallibles for really great prices, often lower than retail. HTH

xamyx Avatar

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…

Ayesha Avatar

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.

Andrew Avatar

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

Kate Avatar

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.

nueyork Avatar

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.

Nemo Avatar

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.

Helene Avatar

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!

Shelley Avatar

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.

Sylirael Avatar

Oooh…so excited to see this list! Pewter is a shade that doesn’t get enough love, I think! 😀 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 😀

Marie Avatar

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! 🙂

Marie Avatar

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. 🙂

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