Derek Lam and Chanel F/W 2011
I’ve always feared metallics, but this season’s focus on neutral ones is very tempting indeed. Here are two very similar metallic eyeshadow looks by Derek Lam and Chanel. Both equally dramatic, and both very nighttime (wearing this in daytime would result in the dreaded Joan Cusack from Working Girl chic AKA the worst look evah!). 
Estée Lauder ‘Modern Mercury’ ($34 at Estée Lauder)
Estée Lauder’s new ‘Modern Mercury’ collection was used for Derek Lam. I absolutely adore this mercury shade with a little bit of a green undertone.
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Cream Shadow in ‘Épatant’ and ‘Émerveille’ ($37 each at Chanel)

Chanel introduced new Illusion d’Ombre Cream Shadows this season. ‘Épatant’ and ‘Émerveille’ look absolutely gorgeous, although I haven’t tried them (should be arriving in stores any day now). Note a bit of a graphite eyeliner added to the runway look.

The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes in ‘Blue Moon’ ($22 at The Body Shop)
If you’re brave and looking to go beyond basic grey tones, then I suggest Body Shop’s Shimmer Cubes, another great new product. I particularly like the ‘Starlight Silver’ cube, again with a slightly blue/green undertone.
Quo Eyeliner in ‘Slate’ ($10 at Shoppers Drug Mart)
And if you’re the opposite and a little shy about embracing big metallics, then go for the eyeliner. I love ‘Slate’ from Quo’s new fall collection. It’s just a perfect little metallic touch — also great for daytime. 
Will you be trying metallics this season?