May 12, 2013

BEAUTY: Gold Eye Makeup Tutorial

Lately I've really been fixating on gold eye makeup! I just recently purchased my first NYX products, which included a gold eyeliner, so I thought it was a good time to try out a super gold eye look. I took some inspiration from the good ol' internet and went to town with my most golden shades. Here's a peek at how to recreate my gold eye makeup look:


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Gold Eye Makeup Tutorial
First, do all of your makeup except your eyes. I used this stuff:
Boots No. 7 Shine Free Primer  //  NYX Concealer in a Jar  //  Benefit Watts Up Highlighter  //  Lancome Lip Gloss  //  Maybelline BB Cream  //  Airspun Face Powder  //  Wet n Wild Blush  //  ELF Makeup Brushes  //  Wet n Wild Bronzer 
That was a lot of products just to create a blank slate! Eh. I would NOT be doing this if I weren't sharing this tutorial. I can live with my under eye circles, but the internet may not be able to and I'm considerate like that.

For the gold eyes themselves, I used these products:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked & Sellout  //  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion  //  Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner in Black  //  Benefit They're Real! Mascara  //  Sephora Eyeshadow Brush  //  Target Crease Brush  //  Sephora Smudge Brush  //  Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner in Black  //  NYX Eyeliner in 24 Karat  // Japonesque Eyelash Curler

Start by covering the entire eyelid in the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Next, use the eyeshadow brush to pat Half Baked all over the eyelid up to the crease.

Then use the crease brush to apply Sellout in and above the crease, blending out and up.

This gives us a golden glow all over the eyes:

Next, take the NYX eyeliner and line along your bottom lashes.

Then apply Half Baked over the NYX eyeliner with the smudge brush.

Top off the look with a cat eye, using the Wet n Wild liquid eyeliner.

And use the Rimmel eyeliner to line your waterline (bottom inner lid).

Curl your lashes and apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.

The Finished Look:



  1. That gold leaf look you included in your inspiration is amazing. But I love how your look turned out! It's definitely more "real world" friendly than applying actual sheets of metal to your face.

    1. Haha, agreed! I love the look of the gold leaf (it pops!) but I don't think it would look quite as cool on me as it does on a runway!

  2. I love gold eye make-up too - it's so flattering. xxx

    1. Yeah, I feel like it looks great with every eye color!

  3. Cute idea, this will be really pretty once our tan is a bit on the bronze side :)

    1. Yes, I love wearing gold/bronze eye makeup in the summer when I actually have a little (very little!) color. Just couldn't wait, though!

  4. I adore gold eye make up! Especially in the summer, it goes perfect with a tan... Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

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