Makeup Monday, the Necessary Neutrals: Golden Glow
Metallics are some of the best neutrals there are! Gold, silver, pewter, bronze… they all go with pretty much every color out there, and flatter most skin tones as well.
If you’re wary of shimmer or bold colors, start out with a light touch, or add just a dab of the metallic color to your usual makeup routine, and you might be pleasantly surprised at what the addition does for your look! (Remember that not only do we offer full-sized eyeshadows, you can also order a sample of any eye or cheek color to try out for a few applications before you commit.)
Today, I put together a gold eyeshadow look using some of our most stunning shadows…
You will need:
- Buttercup Eyeshadow
- Pure Gold Eyeshadow
- Cinnamon Sparkle Eyeshadow
- Gold Dust Eyeshadow
- Rich Earth Eyeliner
- Small All-Over Brush
- Angled Crease Brush
- Eyeliner Brush
Start with the luminous Buttercup eyeshadow on your brow bone down to your crease, applied with the Small All-Over Brush in a stamping motion.
Then, wipe off your brush on a clean dry cloth and dip up some Pure Gold Eyeshadow and stamp it on your lid, from your crease down to your lash line.
Using the Angled Crease Brush, use Cinnamon Sparkle to define your crease and add depth to your eyes. How light or dark is up to you!
Now, if you really want to add some extra pizzaz, you can add a bit of Gold Dust right on top of the Pure Gold on the center of your lid. To up to drama factor even more, try it foiled; dampen your Small All-Over Brush just a bit before dipping it into Gold Dust, then dab the moist shadow on the center of your lids. Keep your eye closed for a second or two to let the shadow dry and set on your lid.
Finish off the look with Rich Earth and our eyeliner brush, and a coat of your fave mascara.
Peaches N’ Cream makes a lovely coordinating blush with this golden look… apply it with our lush, soft Chubby Blender brush (coming soon!) for a seamless, natural looking glow. If you want nude-look lips, reach again for Peaches N’ Cream because it does perfect double-duty when applied over lip balm.
What’s your favorite way to add metallics to your look? Let us know what you think!