Looks: Gold Storm

Hello everyone,

and a very Happy New Year to you all! I hope you started the new year off well. And what look did you wear to celebrate? As for me, I couldn’t decide whether to do a gold or a smokey look, so I thought “why not do both?”. The result was this black and gold party look. What do you think of it?

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sleek Makeup I-Divine Storm Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint SPF15
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Mememe Blush Me in Pink
Benefit High Beam
Senna Sketch A Brow Pencil
– Revlon Colorbust Gloss in Crystal Lilac

– To make sure that your makeup will stay put for the entire day (or night), apply an eyeshadow primer (I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance) all over the lid. This will also make your eyeshadows look more vibrant.
– Pick up some black eyeshadow (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Storm Eyeshadow Palette) with a blending brush and, using circular motions, apply it on the crease and outer V. Then, with a pencil brush, apply the same shade on the outer lower lashline as well.
– Sweep a nudish/creamy shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Storm Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone to highlight.
– Sweep a medium brown shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Storm Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease above the black and blend. This will help soften the edges and create a nice gradient effect that will make the transition between the black and nude shade less harsh.
– Pat a gold eyeshadow (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Storm Eyeshadow Palette) on the lid. Apply the same shade on the inner lower lashline and blend where it meets with the black.
– Apply mascara.
– Define your brows with a pencil that’s exactly the same colour as them.
– Even out your skintone with either tinted moisturizer or foundation and apply concealer where needed.
– Apply a cool Barbie pink blush (I used Mememe Blush Me in Pink) on the apples of your cheeks and dab a subtle pink highlighter (I used Benefit High Beam) on your chin, cheekbones, forehead and bridge of the nose.
– Apply a sheer lilac pink gloss (I used Revlon Colorbust Gloss in Crystal Lilac) on your lips.

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  1. Janessa says

    So pretty! I am a fan of the black base, it really adds depth to the color you apply on top of it. If I did this look and wanted full drama without closing up the eye, I’d use decorated (little rhinestones and such) false lashes on the upper lashline. 😀 I’m just picturing a look. Then I’d thinly line the upper lashline with gold glitter so one only sees the glitter when I look down. :]

    I love that your makeup is ‘dramatic’ (not intense just more festive than usual) but refreshing. The toned down face makeup really complements the eye.

    I didn’t do any new years makeup! 😮 Tomorrow is my birthday (finally ‘legal’ haha)! I’ll do some makeup for that.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, I agree about black bases, they really make colours look so vivid. Fake lashes would go so well with this look, but I’m afraid I’m too lazy to use them most of the time. lol. And I love your gold glitter eyeliner idea, I wish I had thought of that!

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it. And I wish you a very happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

      • Janessa says

        Thanks, Gio! My birthday was a roller coaster! I always picture this glorious day but it’s usually the opposite. In all, it was a nice day, but a bit of a bummer too.

        Do you like plushies? Like stuffed animals?

        • beautifulwithbrains says

          Oh, what a shame! Important birthdays like that can be a bit disappointing as you imagine all sorts of things you’ll now be able to do, but the reality isn’t as exciting. But I hope you still had a lovely day with your loved ones and got some really nice stuff.

          And yep, they’re really cute! :)

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