Tutorial - Gold and Red Holiday Eye

This tutorial is designed to walk you through, step-by-step, a gold with red accent eye that is perfect for many occasions, including the winter holiday season.

Skill Level: Beginner

Eyes: Uppity fluidline (true gold), Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold), Creme Royal eyeshadow (frosty white gold), Honeylust eyeshadow (light bronze), Mi’lady eyeshadow (violet and red duo), Ricepaper eyeshadow (highlight), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Margin blush (rich coral) on apples of cheeks with Peach Haze beauty powder to highlight and Sculpt sculpting powder to contour cheeks.
Lips: For matching lips, Antiquitease lipstick with Red Romp lipglass
Tools: MAC 249 firm shadow brush, 239 shadow brush, 219 detailed crease brush

Here are the products that you will be using.

Start with a naked/bare eye.

Using a firm brush, like the 249, grab a tiny bit of Uppity fluidline, as shown here. You do not need much!

Apply Uppity fluidline all over your lid and just above the crease.

Using the 249, make sure to spread the gold base all over your lid.

This is what it should look like – a wash of gold.

With the 239 brush, pick up a generous amount of Creme Royale eyeshadow and apply it to the inner third of your lid.

You will have something similar to this.

Apply Goldmine eyeshadow to the middle third of your lid with the 239, placing the color just at the crease and pulling it downwards to the lash line.

By pulling downwards you can deposit the color better, blending as you go.

Using Honeylust eyeshadow, apply it to the outer third of your lid with the 239.

This is what you should have right now.

Wet your 239 brush with water, Fix+, etc. so it is a damp, but not soaking wet. Pick up the red part of Mi’Lady and apply to outer third of lid.

Bring the brush downwards to deposit color all over the outer lid.

Picking up more of the red color, if you need it, make sure to deposit color into the outer crease.

You should see something like this.

Go over any edges of harsh color with the 239 brush, gently blending the brush. One trick is to pick up more Goldmine eyeshadow and go over the harsh line created by the coppery red color.

Using the 239, pick up Creme Royale eyeshadow and apply it just above the crease, but below the browbone.

Bring Creme Royale all the way to the outer portion of your eye.

Your look should resemble this.

With Ricepaper eyeshadow, apply it directly underneath the inner brow.

Sweep it across to the outer brow bone area.

This is how the look should be at this point. Add Goldmine eyeshadow directly under the lower lash line with the 219 brush, add black eye liner, and apply black mascara to finish look.

Your finished product will be a gold and red holiday eye.

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This look is amazing! I linked you in my blog, and I am seriously running out to Nordies to pick up the metallic eyes palette and the uppity fluidline right now! So gorgeous!

Hi!!! i personally think Your blog is beautiful!!!
as i figured out,this is a blog full of beauties from India,right? i like watching your pics of exotic women!
i love my new blonde hair color (my real is very dark brown),but after reading your blog,i heavily thought about having black hair sometime in the future.
however thier beautiful exotic faces can’t be replicated.
and i like the dresses on the pics,really exotic.

Thank you!

Hey, I get so busy I don’t have much time to read other blogs unfortunately. I have peaked at yours a few times, and it is very well written!

wow!!! gold is my favorite even my nail color is gold! i usually blend red and gold when im painting..:) it also looks good when putting those color combinations on the eyelids πŸ™‚ never though of that.lol

Hey Bev! What kind of painting do you do? I always wanted to get back into oil painting, but I don’t have the time, space, or money (starting a new hobby is NEVER cheap!).

My nails are gold, too, lol!

hi! that’s amazing! i have oil paints and watercolors given by my uncle but i haven’t used 5% of it.. i just painted twice in a canvass– it was my weird dream (strawberry houses and carrots-lol). but i paint my 3D arts with poster and acrylic. like papre mache castle, vanity boxes, old furnitures, even my wooden slippers were painted red and gold. sure! get back to painting it’s just the same with putting make up πŸ™‚ both are NEVER cheap! lol

Hey Bev! It’s natural – I don’t apply anything to my naked eye when you see it in a tutorial. My brows are done, but nothing on the lid!


Christine! It’s as if you read my mind πŸ˜€ I’ve been looking for a gold & red look and I suddenly see this Tutorial πŸ™‚ Thanks!

Looking gorgeous, as usual.

Hi I loveeee this look so much!! I was scared of the Mi Lady eyeshadow, but after seeing it here I went to my MAC store to get it and they are all out!!! They are even sold out online. πŸ™ Does anyone know of a similar red eyeshadow that is part of the MAC line??

Thanks πŸ™‚

Hey Heather! Try Coppering instead – it’ll look like it does in this look; it’s a coppery red-orange. Mi’Lady’s the first consumer red in a long time.

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