by 2 November 30, 2015Luvvies, I'm 31 years old. This should probably be an indicator that my love affair with glittery makeup should be over, right? WRONG. I won't let my age keep me from rocking my very favorite holiday makeup trend: metallic sparkle on the eyes. Read along to see how I created a mono-chromatic golden eye look without the fuss of endless blending, complicated foil shadows, or heavy smoked-out gradients. (But hey, if you're looking for a smoky-eye golden look, I've been there and done that; check it out here.) For this holiday party look, I wanted to give my face a gentle touch of gold sparkle that would still operate as a fairly neutral shadow. Here's what you'll need: eyelid primer, gold eye shadow, gold liquid eyeliner, mascara. Yes, you read that correctly: NO BLACK EYE LINER. What have I become?? Start, as always, with an eyelid primer. I use a cheap one from NYX, and I absolutely love it. This High Definition Eye Shadow base helps prevent creasing, which is important for my 31-year-old lids (I can't have my sparkles settling down into my wrinkles, now can I?). Once your lids are primed, use a thick brush to pack your gold shadow onto each eyelid. I'm using the deep gold shade from the Lorac Princess Palette. Use a stamping motion to apply the gold powder all over your lid, right up into your crease and from corner to corner. Now comes the glam: grab your liquid gold liner. I used the Studio Liquid Liner in "Extreme Gold," by NYX Cosmetics. And yes, I used the tiny applicator brush to sweep gold glittery liner all over my already golden eyelids. This step adds that eye-catching bit of holiday sparkle. As you can see, the gold shadow seems relatively matte when compared to the shadow + gold liner combo. Finish this look with some good black mascara. I'm using Hello Lashes from IT Cosmetics. No eye liner needed here; your golden lids will offer plenty of drama without being overly-complicated by the addition of a winged liner. If I may say so myself, I do think this glittery golden trend is wearable for anyone. And yes, it would be perfect for a casual holiday party, but I will most likely be wearing this during the daytime, too. Your golden eyes will pair perfectly with your red lip of choice. Happy holidays, my luvvs!
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