Holiday Party Metallic Makeup Trends Inspired by Beyonce, Victoria Monet and More

This holiday season, step up your makeup game with metallics and shimmer whether you’re attending a festive party or a cozy family gathering.

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Photo Credit: Beyonce on Instagram; Artwork: Joy Adaeze

‘Tis the season for parties and celebrations, and Beyonce reminded us that metallic makeup adds glam to your festive look. The “Alien Superstar” singer stepped on the chrome red carpet with matching platinum eyeshadow at the film premiere for “Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce” in Los Angeles. 


The dress code for the event was “cozy opulence” and she nailed it with smokey shadow to accent her frosty white eyes with matte nude lip to compliment her icy locks and metallic Versace gown. Queen Bey confirmed that platinum still rules the beauty scene.

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Victoria Monet

Singer Victoria Monet was captured with similar eye glam with more smokey shadow on the brow bone to match her leather platinum jacket and short set.

Gabrielle Union

If you want to stand out in a more subtle way, try all-over shimmer a’ la actress Gabrielle Union. “The Perfect Find” star posted herself on Instagram channeling princess-y vibes in a white strapless ballerina gown with Kendra Scott earrings. But what stood out most? Her bronze eyeshadow, warm hue on her cheeks, rose matte lips and shimmer all over her exposed skin. Union enhanced her cheeks, decolletage, and chest for extra sparkle. “Sparkle and shine, darling. Sparkle and shine ✨️✨️” she captioned the post. The added touch is worth replicating- it’s minimal but oh-so-effective.

Yara Shahidi

Actress Yara Shahidi updated her latte makeup- bronzed cheeks with nude lips, with bronze eyeshadow to compliment her yellow strapless gown. 

Thom Browne


The metallic makeup at the Thom Browne 2023 NYFW show was inspired by the Little Prince. @isamayaffrench for @maccosmetics Featuring gold and silver MAC pigments, #macemployee #mactrend #misplacedmetals #liplighter #metallicmakeup #goldmakeup #silvermakeup #celestialmakeup #starmakeup #spacemakeup #angelmakeup

♬ so this is love – soft girl aesthetic

Now that temperature has dropped, beauty content creators are updating last summer’s food-inspired makeup trends with new approaches to metallic to mesmerize their followers. On the runways, fashion designers including Thom Browne, who misplaced metals on models’ eyebrows, nose and upper lip. Gold stars drawn on the cheek and eyebrow, while bedazzled gold streams of tears were placed on other models.

Nikki Makeup

If you’re the daring type, push boundaries by mixing up metallics. On TikTok and Instagram many stick to one shadow but there are others who take it up a notch and spice things up by applying a variety of eyeshadow, pencils, blushes, and lipsticks in various shades all on one face beat. Celebrity makeup artist Nikki Makeup did the damn thing when she rimmed model Ajayi’s eyes with metallic sky-blue eye pencil to accent the purple shadow on her lids as the base. Nikki swept matching light blue loose powder across her brow bone, and for an unexpected twist lined the top of the model’s upper lip with the same eye pencil to highlight a berry upper lip with a hint of shimmer. Genius!

Rowi Singh


Definitely not a matte eyeshadow girlie

♬ Sleepwalker – akiaura & LONOWN & STM

Go galactic with a multi-chrome eyeliner in several bold bright shades or try bold bright hues all over your eye from lid to eyebrow like Rowi Singh.

Uche Natori

This emerald green by Charlotte Tilbury on Uche Natori is quite a gem.

Isamaya Beauty

Mixing metallic liquid, glitter eyeliners, and deep-pigmented hues in your color of choice are ways to get in on the foiled shadow trend. We love these ideas by Isamaya Beauty:

Bronze by Isamaya Beauty

Pink Star Eyes by Isayama Beauty

Gold and Pink Iridescent Lips by Isayama Beauty

Purple Shadow with Bronze Shimmer Lips by Isayama Beauty

Blue Green Duo Shadow with Copper Under Liner by Isayama Beauty

Here are some other ways you can wear platinum eye shadow:

Lana Yanette

Anna Sui

Duckie Thot

You can also add a drop of gold or bronze liquid highlighter into your foundation to create a glowy base. So, this holiday season, step up your makeup game with metallics and shimmer. Whether you’re attending a festive party, a cozy family gathering, or looking to improve your everyday makeup routine.

Which metallic makeup looks will you be trying for the holidays? Let us know in the comment section!