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Silver Eyeshadow

I love silver for a pop of brightness on the inner tearduct or the center of the lid, but it’s not the first color I think of when I sit down to do my makeup!

— Christine

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Ana Maria Avatar

I love grey toned (matte) eyeshadows so much that one would thing silver is the next best thing. But it’s not… silver usually means glitters, chunky bits of shimmers, fall-out, which are not my vibe. And most silvers are more metallic (again, a finish not my vibe) than actual silver.
It’s mainly probably the user fault in here (aka me ๐Ÿ˜† ), but silvers for me are hard to work with and I’m not willing to give the extra mile. I did liked the Urban Decay Armour and Slanted (from Naked Smoky Palette) and I sometimes play with MAC Knights Divine from my custom made palette, but they’re not colors I incorporate in my looks that often.
But this question reminded me of silver… and who knows? Maybe I’ll play a little bit more this week with Knights Divine.

Seraphine Avatar

Silver shadows look really nice for a sparkly evening look, but I like some better than others. I love shiny, smooth, metallic silver eyeshadow like Colourpop’s Star Struck (Smoke Show palette), but I don’t like when silver shadows have little glitter particles, like Viseart’s Tingle (Liaison palette).

Celesta Avatar

I love silver when it’s not a super cool-toned silver. I love ABH Cyborg from the Sultry palette because it has a very slight pink undertone; Koosh Colourpop SSS shadow is also a good, slightly warm toned silver. I also love silvery sparkly shades that are more of a topper. The first one I fell in love with was Revolt from the Urban Decay Electric palette.

I don’t dislike silver eyeshadow as a rule, I just don’t like cool-toned silvers on me.

Francesca Avatar

I’m tend to avoid silver and in general Grey from my wardrobe since I am warm timed and I feel washed away by Grey. However recently I started to try some Grey shades. I prefer shimmer finish, best of duocromes with Blue or purple shimmer on a Grey base. But I fell have to add definition to my crease and a line my eye, while this It Is not strictly necessary with Warner shades like coppers or golds

Rachel R. Avatar

I love silver jewelry, but oddly enough I’m not very into silver eyeshadow. I don’t think it’s the most flattering color on my eyes. Not bad, but it doesn’t do anything for them, either. However, if I’m doing a black/gray smokey eye, I find incorporating silver into it makes it much more flattering on my deep-set eyes. I also like silver as an accent on the inner corner, brow bone, lower lash line, or center of the lid.

I find silvers with a hint of purple/lavender, pink, blue, or taupe are much more flattering on me than pure silver. I love those kind of shades.

Jessica Avatar

I only use a silver in the inner corner, so for the amount that I get in standard sized shadows it much too much. I’ll never hit pan. Silver can sometimes be too much for my skin tone, but when done right, it’s a gorgeous color on darker skin. But my favorites are Sterling by Pat McGrath, Star Light by Jouer, and Cyborg by ABH. Before I received the palette in Beautylish’s holiday box, I had to stop myself from buying the Sultry palette for just that shadow. This just reminds me that I need to use all of those palettes more.

Kitty Avatar

I usually can’t wear silver because it can bring out the blue undertones in my skin. However, the silver in the MUFE cream shadow is unique. No fallout (because it’s a cream). In some lights it looks green. Very happy using it on my entire lid.

Joce Avatar

I used to love silver eyeshadow and one day about a year ago I wore a silver on my eyes and I hated it. I immediately went through my collection and got rid of every silver I had. Don’t miss it at all. No idea what made me suddenly dislike it but that’s what happened. Lol

Genevieve Avatar

I quite like silver eyeshadow as it works well with my eye shade – blue/grey. However the rest of me is warm toned (red hair, porcelain complexion). I tend to wear silvery blue shades when I am using a blue or grey eyeshadow to complement any navy clothes I am wearing. I prefer a soft shimmer or satin finish to my silvers.

Wednesday Avatar

I love silver and dusky light greys. I prefer shimmers that are not too chunky and do not raise lid texture. Someone mentioned the silver in the Liason palette as a no go. I love that shade ?. Abh sultry palette has a beautiful silver, but that one I find trickier to nail the application.. I also love ABH pencil liners they did a couple of years back in a dirty gold and a muted silver. For night glam, I use that as an inner third lining in a cat eye shape with outer in black.

Jacqui Avatar

One of my go-to staples! I do a lot of retro inspired neutral soft-smoky eyes with silver on the lid. Such a look with a red lip. I also really like silver+plum or berry!

kjh Avatar

Itโ€™s a metalized gray, so bring it on. But let it not be too metal (iirc, koosh looks downright garish.) or to lacking in base tone/glittery (Liaison.). Leaning pewter/ warmer is great, but so are the stark cool ones and the deep/dark ones. Iโ€™m goldbricking at work, otherwise Iโ€™d go look for examples. Off the top of my head, some great Viseart, fine UD old Vice palette shades, and of course CP and SG.

Alis Avatar

My eyes are mostly green with some hazel bits and black spots, so kinda warm toned? But my skin is very fair and cool toned and hair is blue-black. When I wear sparkly eyeshadow itโ€™s pretty often silver. Pure silvers work well for me as well as those that lean a bit taupe or champagne. I have a couple that lean blue or green too. I only wear silver jewelry and wear black probably 75% of the time with grey, red, or a few specific shades of blue or purple otherwise. Silver works well for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Jane Avatar

I’m glad you asked! I like silver and like you, I don’t often think of it. This year, my Christmas tree color is silver (no not very innovative I know, but not at all a color I’ve used much in the past, go figure!). And I’ve been waiting for a real “Frozen” or “Frozen II” type winter palette were silver would be the star (like all nuances of it (with some blues and greens). Something like Jouer’s Skinny Dip palette (but all rivers) plus some of Jeffrey Star’s Blue Blood (but muted).

And so, I think for the holidays, I’ll do up the silver for a change (even on the eyes)!

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