Metallic eyeliners to make your eyes pop

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Max Abadian

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to trade in your black kohl for winter’s flurry of molten eyeliners.

From bronze to indigo, silver and violet, ease into the trend with a simple flick on your upper lashes, or smudge all over lids for an easy, smouldering makeup look.

The touch of sparkle makes them perfect for Christmas parties, so keep a stash in your desk drawer to quickly add some shimmer and shine when unexpected evening drinks call.

Scroll through our gallery to see 15 of the best metallic eyeliners that are worthy of a place in your Christmas makeup stash.

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The Edgiest Kohl in Frostbite, £17,

Why we love: Team a wash of silver shimmer on lids with deep berry lips for an effortlessly cool, vampy party look.

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Eye Tints, £27,

Why we love: These nifty eye tints promise budge-proof flicks in 12 great shades.

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Me & My Shadow in Taupe, £15,

Why we love: Your new one-stop to smoky: line your lashes with this soft metallic crayon, then smudge with the built-in brush for a beautiful gleam.

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Full Metal Shadow in Pink Cascade, £21,

Why we love: If you’re normally a nude eyeshadow kind of girl, this is the perfect ease into metallics. The pink shade is an easy-to-wear, uber-flattering twist-on-neutral.

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Eyeliner in Night Porter, £19,

Why we love: Try using this to add a little wing of green on the upper lash line - super-pretty and easier to wear than ebony.

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24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Ether, £15.50,

Why we love: Bend this shimmering aubergine pencil along top and bottom lashes for a sexy hint of smokiness.

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Sparkle eyeliner, £14,

Why we love: Upgrade your usual black liner for one with a touch of sparkle. Subtle but chic, and extra points for the long-lasting formula.

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Artliner in Turquoise and Sapphire, £21,

Why we love: 'I love drawing these liners along the outer third of my upper lash line. It looks fab and is cinch to do', says Red's beauty director, Annabel Meggeson.

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Colour Chameleon Eye Pencils in Mesmerising Mink, left and Enchanting Indigo, right, £19,

Why we love: Easy-to-use liners that you can smudge, blend and mix at will.

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Gelpresso Waterproof Stick in In Your Place, £18,

Why we love: This lilac shade is a great ‘pep up’ colour, perfect for brightening tired (read: partied-out) faces.

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Intense Colour Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Metallic Turquoise, £5.20,

Why we love: Smooth, blendable, budge-proof and intensely pigmented. Not bad for just over a fiver.

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Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Bronze, £21,

Why we love: This creamy stick will add a pretty pop of colour to your lids. Finish with lashings of mascara to complete the look.

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Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock, £29,

Why we love: Simply smudge this silver-flecked, pinky/purple shadow stick over lids for an easy, luxe eye party look.

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Silky Eyeliner in Garnet, £5.50,

Why we love: Berry tones are no longer just for lips: this shimmery raspberry is surprisingly wearable and makes all eye colours pop. Perfect with a LBD.

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Glitter Liner in Mosaic, £7.50,

Why we love: Is there anything more Christmas-party appropriate than a line of gold glitter along your lash line? Keep in your handbag for an easy desk-to-dancefloor makeup look.

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