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Autumn Winter 2008 Catwalk Runway Beauty Trend: Metallics, Gold, Silver. Laura Mercier Metals Palette Exclusive Harvey Nichols

New Product Alert: Laura Mercier Limited Edition Metallics

While metallics can be a love/hate thing, personally my magpie tendencies always win out. Who can resist the gleam of silver or gold on eyes, cheekbones or even lips (if you're very brave)?

So I'm already a little bit infatuated with the new Laura Mercier Sensual Metals Palette, (£45), available exclusively at Harvey Nichols, from October.

Laura Mercier makeup is always beautifully subtle and skin-enhancing, so I'm intrigued to try her take on the heavy metal trend for Autumn/Winter. The limited edition collection features two palettes, silver and gold, which each contain four tonal shades, in a faux-python, dark silver clutch.

Usually thought of as opposites – where gold works for warm and dark skin tones and silver for cool and pale ones – these shades have been designed to work together for a suits-all-skin tones, subtly glamorous look.

Ideal for conjuring up a smoky doe-eyed effect across the entire lid – the darkest shades have been created to neutralise the brighter and more iridescent hues, for a perfectly executed modern metallic vibe.

The word backstage is that 70s shimmer will be hot for next Spring/Summer too, making metallics the perfect cross over trend.

Heavy metal just got glamorous.

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