How To Rock Silver Make-Up

3rd Annual JBL Fest 2019 at Jewel Nightclub Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

RECREATE these eye-catching looks.

EDGY metallic looks have been having a moment on the red carpets recently. And our favourite is without a doubt silver. It can be glam, while still being understated and subtle. Fear not, the intimidating colour looks good on a wide range of skin tones. It can be paired with warm-toned shadows for everyday, or worn on its own for a high-impact look. Don’t believe us? Here’s how the celebs do it.

Kerry Washington


We all know that a smudgy smoky eye makes a statement for those dressier occasions. Adding a touch of silver ca add even more drama, so feel free to go bold! You can even get a little messy…


A sheer wash of colour is a beautiful, yet simple way to add depth to a make-up look without really having to do much. It’s also the perfect solution for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time or likes simple, more toned down looks.

Lucy Boynton

Can you say space age cool?! Copy Lucy’s look with graphic black liner on lids extending to the outer corners, filled in with several layers of dainty, bedazzling 3D glitters. It’s futuristic, it’s sparkly, it’s downright showstopping.

Joey King

If you think silver makes your eyes look dull, combining it with a warm shade should nix that straight away. A neutral brown shade that peaks out just enough to warm up the tone a bit will compliment silver shadow, creating a multi-dimensional effect.

Laura Harrier

What’s cooler than crisp tones of icy platinum breezed across the lids?  Swipe on one coat of mascara, leave the rest of the face neutral and let all the attention remain on the eyes.

Yara Shahidi

Beautiful and chic, this underline is easy to re-create in very little time. The focus here is under the eyes, so all you need is a cream or liquid shadow lined directly under the eyes and then smudged ever so lightly so it appears blended.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka is giving us serious vixen vibes. Wearing an entirely frosted eye, she pairs it with a dark matte burgundy lip, beautifully sculpted brows and major lashes (which draws even more attention to her silver peepers.)

Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio In Punked: R425, Smashbox, Long Lasting Eye Pencil In C’est La Vie: R29.95, Essence, Color Icon Eyeshadow Glitter Single in Spiked: R42.95, By Wet ‘n Wild, Clicks And Illuminate Glow Powder In Holographic Stardust: R99.95, LA Girl

Stars Baked Eyeshadow In Silver Blaze: R99, By Pretty By Flomar, Foschini, Velvet Foil Eye Shadow In Silver Lining: R109.95, Almay And Prismatic Eyeshadow Tin: R119.95, NYX