Eye shimmer is a tough part of the makeup world to tackle. Usually when you wear it, you risk looking like an eighth-grader who got gussied up for a middle-school dance. But this season's runways proved that a grown-up girl could use some sparkle and still look divine. The peepers at Carolina Herrera were saturated in a glistening purple and bronze combination. Elie Tahari and Ports 1961 both coated lids in gold hues, while Adam and Badgley Mischka stayed with the metallic family and opted for copper tones. Sophie Theallet lined her lids with white. And pastels also showed up — in blue at Jason Wu and pink at Preen — for perfectly primped Winter Wonderland looks. Shimmer has grown up — it's for the everywoman this fall. Click ahead to see all these looks and more.
Makeup artist Romy Soleimani for M.A.C. was charged with creating an earthy warrior look at Adam, which she did with a metallic copper eye shadow.
Badgley Mischka mixed a bronze eye with a sliver of silver on the inside corners.
Bobbi Brown did the makeup at Elie Tahari, where she went for the gold.
At Carolina Herrera, makeup artist Diane Kendal said she used four different M.A.C. eye shadows to create the dramatic shimmery purple look.
M.A.C.'s Lucia Peroni made eyes glow with metallic gray-blue at Jason Wu, a look that seemed effortlessly beautiful.
François Nars used his brand's Lavender D Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow to coat lids at Marc Jacobs in a pale purple hue, which he smudged on by hand before the show.
Michael Kors used Shiseido makeup for a bronze glow.
The yellow-bronze eyes at Ports 1961 matched the chunky jewelry.
James Kaliardos of M.A.C. Cosmetics played with pastels at Preen, using a mix of pinks and whites for a winter-friendly look.
Sophie Theallet accentuated bare faces with a subtle silver line.
Vera Wang enlisted Lucia Pieroni to emphasize eyes with shimmery gray, which she did by using Cle de Peau Beaute's new eye-color quad for fall, which will go on sale in September.
The coffee glows at Tommy Hilfiger.
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