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All That Glitters: Summer's Metallic Glow

By Kaitlyn Dreyling / May 22, 2012

Collage by Kaitlyn Dreyling

When summer hits, we all want a little glow, and this season it's all about a metallic finish. Wear it on your lids, lips and tips, plus hard metal makes the for the perfect hair accessory.

1. Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City

This creamy powder is made with gold mother-of-pearl to give it that luminous finish. It can be dusted on your face or body to give you a radiant touch of bronze. $70 at nordstrom.com

2. MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Modern Pewter

Get metallic lids with this liquid-powder shadow. It can be applied for a sheer wash of color or built up for more intensity, plus the chromatic color lasts up to six hours. $20 at maccosmetics.com.

3. Paul & Joe Self Select Eye Color in Moon Beam

Already have a favorite eye shadow or liner? This pan of sheer gold will turn any shade into a warm metallic finish when layered on top. So clever! $18 at paul-joe-beaute.com

4. Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Peche Cuivre

Brighten your eyes with this golden shade of peach. Line your whole lid, or strategically place it in the inner corners for an enlightening effect. $28 at chanel.com.

5. Jennifer Behr Spiked Metal Orchid Barrette

This graphic barrette has nothing in common with the ones of your childhood. Each one is handmade from vintage metal earrings and makes a major statement. $82 at jenniferbehr.com.

6. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Burnished Rouge 

There's nothing typical about this red polish. From the mirror pearl particles to the rich shade, your nails will look like they're dressed in liquid metal. $30 at neimanmarcus.com.

7. Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee

We're celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee with this silver polish infused with a hint of lavender. $14 at butterlondon.com.

8. YSL Golden Lip Gloss in Golden Shell

Even lips are getting the metal treatment. This soft pink gloss has plenty of shine and light reflecting particles for a metallic sheen. $30 at nordstrom.com.

9. Goody DoubleWear 2-in-1 Ponytailers

These hair bands double as a bracelet and a pony holder. $5.99 at drugstore.com.

10. The New Black Glimmer Twins in Golden Ticket

This two-piece set gives you a metallic gold polish and a coordinating glitter polish perfect for creating all sorts of sparkling nail designs. $10 at sephora.com.