A Holiday Makeup Look (Gold Eyes)
Hey guys and dolls!
Lindsey here with a quick makeup look perfect for the upcoming holidays. You can darken it up or lighten it, depending on how much makeup you’re comfortable wearing, but I personally think this is just enough bring attention to your eyes without overdoing it. I tried to include as many products as I could find in the set, but the Wet ‘n Wild Eyeshadow Trio that I used is called “I’m Getting Sunburned;” it’s got a pink highlight, dark crease, and gold lid color. The blue set was the only one that matched the gold color, so I grabbed that. But, let’s get into the tutorial!
STEP 1: PRIME & PREP
Prime your lids with your favorite primer (I recommend the E.L.F. one for just $1). This is actually optional since the Maybelline Tattoo is sort of like a primer, but I still suggest using one just to insure that everything stays where it should. While you let the primer settle, go ahead and work on your eyebrows; it’ll give the base time to set in.
Step 2: PUT DOWN YOUR BASE
Using the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in “Bad to the Bronze,” use your ring finger to put a light layer of the product all over your lids.
STEP 3: SHADOW TIME
Set your crème base with the gold shadow of your choice (I recommend the one from the Wet ‘n Wild trio mentioned above). Use a paddle brush for this, putting the gold shadow all over your lid. Take a blending brush and bend to make sure there are no harsh lines between your crease, lid, and Browbone. Now, taking a nude, skin-toned color, blend this into your crease. It will also help eliminate lines.
If you’d like a deeper look, blend a darker brown into your crease/outer-corner. But, for a sweet, simple look, just keep the eyes neutral like this.
STEP 4: HIGHLIGHT AWAY
Using the highlight of your choice, highlight under your brow-bone and in your inner corners. You can use whites, champagne colors, or anything you’d like; it will just help add dimension to the look.
STEP 5: LINER & MASCARA
I like to layer my liners; it helps add an interesting texture to the eyes. To do this, use a liquid liner to draw a very thin line on your upper lash line. (The E.L.F. $1 Liners are super amazing; both the brown and black one.) You can use either a brown or black; when I did the look, I used a brown. Next, set this with a pencil liner in brown or black (the Wet ‘n Wild Brow & Liner ones are great). This will help to smudge out the liner and make the liquid liner stay longer. Now, if you want a more dramatic liner, ring your eyes with the liner and smudge it onto your waterline.
Once you’ve finished with the liner and let it dry, curl your lashes and add your favorite mascara. I’ve recently been loving the Wet ‘n Wild Mega-Volume Mascara (for about $3, it’s an amazing deal!).
STEP 1: PRIME & CONCEAL
I don’t personally use a primer; I aim for long-lasting products instead. If you have a primer though, definitely use it. And, if you have any areas that need concealer do this now, as well.
STEP 2: FOUNDATION & POWDER
If you’re not a fan of heavy foundation, try a tinted moisturizer (the $3 E.L.F. one is my favorite). Blend this into your skin with your fingers or the brush of your choice; blend up onto your forehead, and down your neck so that it looks natural. Set this with a fluffy brush and powder.
You can add a gloss and lipstick if you want to, but, for this neutral look, I suggest just using a lip-tint, like the Maybelline Babylips or the Revlon Just Bitten Stains.