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Thursday 18 December 2014

Party Makeup Series: Gold Smokey Eyes and Red Lips

My next party look is a classic smokey eye, with a bit of gold added and a glam red lip.  This look is pretty easy, you just need a bit of patience to get it blended enough. Especially if you add a bit of black like I did, as that is tricky to work with.

So this is the look, I wore this for my work Christmas Party, hence the dramatic lashes!  You could skip these though or go for something more subtle.

I started by priming my face with this primer from Neve. I don't know if I love this yet, or if it actually makes much of a difference.  Jury's out!

Then I went onto eyes. I primed with Limecrime's Eyeshadow helper.  Then I mainly used shadows from the MUA Undress Me Too palette. For the crease I used B's Cinnamon eyeshadow but you could just use the Mate Brown from the MUA palette instead.

I just took a fluffy brush (bdellium 785) and put this in the crease. Doesn't have to be neat, just blend it well. This is our transition shade.

All the way through as I'm doing my eyeshadow, I just use my finger to clean up a bit if I take it too low.

Then I took the darkest brown from the palette on a flat brush (Furless PM2) and patted it into the outer corner of my lid.

Then back to my crease brush to blend away the edges. I repeated these steps a few times until I was happy with the colour.

Then I changed to a fluffy but flatter brush (I used a Furless Bronze Blending brush) and picked up some of the black.

I put this into the outer corner and pulled it out a bit at the side, into a bit of a wing shape, you can see that better a few pictures down! :o)  I went back to my blending brush to blend out harsh edges and repeated, as above, until I was happy with the colour.

Then the gold. LOOK how pretty!! This is Sugarpill's Goldilux pigment

I wiped off my flat brush and picked up some pigment from the lid of the jar. Then packed it onto the lid, in the centre and inner portions.

I then went back to the blending brush to blend and kept repeating these 2 steps until I was happy.

Here you can see the sort of shape I created.

Then I went back to my original crease brush, with a bit more of the transition colour and blended until everything was soft.

Then I lined my upper and lower waterlines with black waterproof eye pencil (this is actually an old NYX one but as they're not cruelty free anymore, I'd recommend Barry M's or GOSH's Velvet Touch Liners, I just could find a black one! Doh.

Then I picked up the lightest matte (ish) shade from the palette

And blended it under the brow with a bdellium 776 brush

At this point, I did my foundation, & concealer, bronzer and blush and filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverley Hill's Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde. The products used and the steps for the face were exactly the same as in THIS post.

Then, back to the eyes...

I picked up some of the black from the palette on a Barry M Angle brush and used it to set my waterline and put it right up under the lashes on my lower lash line.

Then used a small fluffy brush (Real Techniques Shading Brush)  to blend this out with some of the matte brown shade from the MUA palette.  Take your time with this and blend it out really well, so that it is soft & smokey. And join the lower corner up to the upper corner.

Then I wiped off the brush and used it to put the lightest, shimmery shade from the palette into the inner corner of my eye.  I also added a bit of mascara (Barry M Lash Vegas Fibres)

Then I took Collection's Glam Crystals glitter liner in Funk and put a small amount on the tear duct and right up under the lower lashes, for a bit of sparkle.

I added some lashes, these ones are from Superdrug, their Volume Edition 21.  I used Duo Glue to attach them rather than the glue that comes with and I trimmed them a wee bit to fit my eye first.

Then I lined and fully filled in my lips with GOSH's Velvet Touch liner in Simply Red

Then added B.'s lipgloss in Belle over top

Then my lashes were bugging me, as there was a bit of a gap between the inner corner and the lash, so I added a bit of my black eyeliner pencil to fill the gap and smudged a bit along the lash line too.

Finished eye look!

Hope you enjoyed!  My next one is going to be a full on glittery eye for Christmas (or New Year's Eve) and I'm thinking of a super dark/black smokey eye for New Year. But if you want to see anything specific, please let me know in the comments or talk to me on social media - links to the right!

A full list of products is listed below, otherwise I'll see you next time.

Love & Stuff
Sal xXx

Full list of products used:

Limecrime Eyeshadow helper (V)
MUA Undress Me Too Palette (AV)
B. Eyeshadow in Cinnamon (V)
Sugarpill Chromalust pigment in Goldilux (V)
Barry M Waterproof Black Pencil (V)
Collection Glam Crystals Liner in Funk (CV)
Barry M Lash Vegas Fibres Mascara (V)
Superdrug Volume Edition 21 Lashes (V)
Duo Lash Adhesive, Clear (CV)

Neve Bio Primer (V)
B. Youthful Foundation, Shade 10 - Linen (V) ... mixed with....
SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Highlighter (CV)
MUA Pressed Powder, Shade 1 (AV)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Shade 2 (CV)
Revolution Ultra Blush Palette, Sugar & Spice (AV)
Revolution Baked Hilighter, Peach Lights (AV)
Revolution Finishing Spray (AV)

GOSH Velvet Touch Liner, Simply Red (CV)
B. Lipgloss in Belle (V)



  1. Your lipstick is so creamy! Thanks for sharing the step by step makeup instructions.
    ~Pauline @ MAC Philippines


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