Great Beauty: Frosty Lids

We're only a couple week into 2011, but already a huge trend has surfaced: Frosty eyeshadow! Pale silvers and shimmery whites have been showing up on red carpets and runways all over the world--and it's fair to say, we're obsessed. The pale hues act as a highlighter, brightening up brown skin and giving it a radiant glow. But a little goes a long way! Simply dust a pale, shimmery hue from lashes to crease, and then apply two coats of mascara for definition. Need inspiration? Check out our favorite frosty-eyed celebs, from Jada Pinkett Smith to Jennifer Hudson.
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 20, 2011

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Pale silvers and shimmery whites shadows are one of 2011’s first big beauty trends. Check out our favorite frosty-eyed celebs, from Jennifer Hudson to Selita Ebanks.

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Angela Simmons brightens her look with a subtle dusting of bright white shadow.

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Jada Pinkett Smith accentuates her feline eyes with a sweep of pale, snowy shadow.

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Leona Lewis rocks a sultry, Old Hollywood makeup moment with white eyeshadow, a full fringe of lashes and matte, cherry popsicle lips.

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At Prada’s Spring 2011 show, models like Jourdan Dunn hit the runway rocking bold swipes of silvery-white shadow.

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Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow ($22, bloomingdales.com) comes in whisper-soft, icy pastels that stay put all day without creasing or smudging.

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Super-pale, frosty eyeshadow perfectly balances Selita Ebanks’ show-stopping scarlet lips.

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Ashanti dazzles in twinkly, pale metallic shadow.

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Beyonce softens her look with a sweep of icy gray eyeshadow. So pretty with her romantic curls!

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‘Vampire Diaries’ star Katerina Graham enhances her green eyes by blending a vivid silver shadow in the inner corners.

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Paula Patton brightens up with a delicate, sheer white eyeshadow. She anchors the look with strong brows and major lash.