By Emily Tait
2012 is going to be "a year of variety" as far as eye makeup is concerned, with metallic colours leading the way, one beauty expert has highlighted.
Zara Stone Rabinowicz, freelance beauty editor of Kissandmakeup.tv, said there will be a "wide colour spectrum" coming into play with clashing colours, metallics and bright purples and pinks seen on the eyes and lips.
"This dramatic colour spectrum was seen on the Dior, Betsey Johnson and Galliano catwalks. We're [also] going to see a return to a neon pop on the lip in hues of pink and fuchsia. Eyes will be smoky with hints of metallic," she explained.
An easy way to wear this will be to go for an eyeshadow like Urban Decay, with hints of metallic pigment rather than "full-on shine".
She also recommended that Bare Escentuals has some excellent gold and silver eye pens if people are looking for "the full look", but this can be toned down for the day by applying some taupe shadow and a brown eyeliner to mute it.
by Martin Burns