This season, frosty, icy, glitzy makeup is a go-to for holiday parties and festive occasions. But for women with medium to dark complexions, this lit-from-within glow can be hard to pull off without looking well, chalky. Here, the highlighters, shadows, and lipsticks every woman with olive to deep brown skin tones should own.
1. Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Blazing
Pop champagne! While silvery shadows can come across a bit ashy for deeper skin tones, flecks of blush and golden tones in a champagne hue warm up this metallic shadow for the same frosty effect. Sweep the gel-mousse formula across your lids or at the inner corners of your eyes for a gorgeous glow
Dior | $31
2. Illamasqua Embellishing Eye Gel in Broken Gold
Glittery shadows are often packed with kaleidoscopic and silvery specks that aren't typically flattering. Instead, opt for gilded tones when looking to create a scintillating effect. This liquid gold formula can be painted on top of your shadow of choice or worn solo for a seriously blingy look.
Illamasqua | $26
3. Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in Blushed Copper
If there ever was a time to try the strobing trend, it's during the holidays. The extreme highlighting technique will have you beaming at your next party or family gathering—long as you get it right. If you've got red or golden undertones, try a bronze or copper highlighter that will let your bone structure take center stage. This one is formulated with finely crushed pearls that will reflect your beautiful, berry complexion.
Becca | $38
4. Josie Maran Whimsical Wonder Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Trio
Don't stop there. Try a highlighting kit that duals as skin care. This trio includes liquid and powder illuminators, all infused with a blend of floral extracts and argan oil to soften, hydrate, and nourish your skin. A silky and radiant complexion? We'll take it!
Josie Maran | $40
5. Nars Limited-Edition Killer Shine Lipstick in Redemption
The frosty lip trend of the '90s is back! (Without the dark lip-liner, of course.) Give your lips a frostbitten effect with a metallic-pink shade. Silvery nudes can look dull and even chalky against deep skin tones, so be sure your lip color of choice has a rosy tint to it.
Nars | $29
6. Maison Kitsuné for Shu Uemura Play & Remix Drawing Pencil in G Silver
Though silvery shades are typically to be avoided by darker skin tones, when rimmed along your eyelids, they can be a hit! Try lining lower lids with a creamy, smudge-proof pencil or create a cool cat eye for a more graphic effect.
Shu Uemura | $24