Monday, March 15, 2010

Glam it up with GOLD Shadow

Hello Gorgeous!! So here is a black and gold look for all you Glam Girls :)

Step by step guide to...Glam it up with Gold Eyeshadow!!

1.Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion to entire eye area (from lashline to brow)

2.Curl your eyelashes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my 24k gold Shu U. curler seriously LOVE it

3.Using a brush similar to MAC #252 apply MAC Pigment in Vanilla to the entire eye area. This is a fabulous gold shimmer that will act as your base color

4.Next use the MAC Notoriety Quad to define the shape you are going for. In my pics above I wanted to playup my almond shaped eyes. I accomplished this by using the two lighter shades near the corner nearest my nose and the two darker shades near the end of my eye.

5.I am obsessed with anything that sparkles so I chose True Gold Eyeshadow by Bare Minerals. I pat this shade onto the center of my lid from my lashline right beneath the crease using MAC brush #259. This is an awesome gold the closest I have ever seen to the actual color of gold, not too much yellow...its perfect!

6. I used Mac E/S in Carbon to smokeout the corner of my eye. I used MAC brush #222 to define an outer "V" shape. Then making small circles begining at the corner of my eye I worked in towards the center. I have found the best way in creating a smokey eye look is to always start with less shadow on your brush. Once you have committed to the shadow placement you can intensify the color as you see fit.

7.Use your fav black eyeliner to rim the entire eye top and bottom. I used Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero cuz it is awesome. Glides on smoothly and has tremendous staying power! So here is a trick: I use MAC brush #219 to diffuse the liner and "set" the liner using more MAC Carbon E/S. I do this cuz my skin is crazy oily and it lasts ALL day when I do :)

8.Finally give your lashes some lovin. Either apply your falsies and go over with liner. Or do what I normally do and apply 3 GENEROUS coats of mascara. I've been using Loreal Collagen mascara lately and I like it! Gives my lashes a bit of va-va-voom.

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