Tutorial – Gold & Red

This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a warm gold and red eye shadow combination for your eyes. It’s bright, but deliciously perfect for summer as either a day time or an evening look.

Skill Level: Moderate



Eyes: Golden Lemon pigment (mixed with MAC’s water-based mixing medium as your base), Accent Red pigment (mixed with MAC’s water-based mixing medium as your base), Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold color), eyeshadow (semi-dark red with orange undertones), Passionate eyeshadow (matte deep pink), Rite of Spring eyeshadow (pink highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Margin blush (darker coral) on apples of cheeks with Deep Refined Bronze to contour.
Lips: For matching lips, try Curtsy lipstick with Tartlette lipglass.


Start with a bare eye.


Apply Golden Lemon pigment to the inner lid and above the crease.


Pull the Golden Lemon pigment up and over your inner crease, just a tad.


This is what you should have.


Apply Accent Red pigment to outer lid.


This is what you should have.


Apply Goldmine eyeshadow to inner lid, covering the Golden Lemon pigment.


Using your brush, pull it up in the same manner as before, covering the inner crease.


This is what it should like at this point.


Apply Passionate eyeshadow to outer crease, covering the Accent Red pigment.


Using your brush, bring the color up into the outer crease.


This is what it should look like.


Using your brush, you want to blend the line between gold and red/pink so that it fades slightly.


Apply Rite of Spring eyeshadow all over your brow and above your crease.


Pull the shadow from the area directly underneath the innermost portion of your brow up and under your arch.


Pull the color down under the tail of your brow.


This is what you should have now.


Using a small, pointed brush like the 219, apply Goldmine eyeshadow to the lower lash line.


This is what you should have.


Apply Graphblack technakohl o lower lash line.


This is what it should look like. Apply mascara of choice and you’re finished.


This is the finished product.