Rust Never Sleeps

A spectrum of orange tones to try on your lids. Here, from lightest to deepest.

Photo by Craig McDean for W Magazine.

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Amber, $24, Even though this is a trio, refrain from using the two lighter shades for a gorgeous pale orange tone.


Chantecaille Shine Eye Shade in Carnelian $26, Try sweeping this sunset-like shade up to your eyebrows. And then go over your eyebrows, like the models did at Gucci’s Spring 2017 runway show did.


YSL Full Metal Shadow in Steamy Coral $30, Both the shade and the shimmer make this cream like a liquid copper penny. This shade begs to be paired with a clean bold coat of black mascara.


Maybelline New York EyeStudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Striking Copper, $8, In lieu of black or brown pencil, smudge this into upper lashes, then spread it slightly into the eyelids with your fingers. Just like our makeup artist would.


Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Scandal, $14, You have entered serious copper territory. A shade like this begs to be finger-painted on. But start with your pinkie.


Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Rouge Brule, $36, When Chanel’s new (ish) global creative and makeup color designer Lucia Pica created this shade, it was nothing short of shocking and immediately intriguing.


Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow, $20, Try wetting this shade and draw along your eyelid for a unique eyeliner look.