Tutorial – Gold

This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a warm, summery gold look that is light and subtle, but still gives your eyes a sparkle and adds a lovely glow to your face. It is great for day time or night time.

Skill Level: Moderate


Note: This tutorial is designed for more advanced users who grasp and understand the basic concepts of makeup application, blending, and other related techniques. I strongly suggest viewing some of the more detailed articles and tutorials that better describe basic techniques for less advanced users. To view a more detailed tutorial to gain a better understanding of the techniques applied here, please view this one or this one.


Eyes: Golden Lemon pigment (mixed with MAC’s water-based mixing medium as your base), Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold color), Rye eyeshadow (dirty/antique gold color), Ricepaper eyeshadow (use the color of your skintone with a touch of warmth), Rose Blanc eyeshadow (highlighter with gold undertones), 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, Fleurry blush (pink coral) just under the cheeks and slightly layered over, Harmony blush (brown/gray) to contour cheeks, and Gold Dusk pigment to highlight.
Lips: For matching lips, try Mari-sheeno lipstick (deep pink coral) with Poetique lipglass (semi-dark rusty orange).


Apply Golden Lemon pigment all over lid and above crease.


Apply Goldmine eyeshadow over Golden Lemon pigment on inner lid to middle of lid.


Apply Rye eyeshadow on outer lid and outer crease.


Apply Ricepaper eyeshadow above crease.


Apply Rose Blanc eyeshadow under brow and above crease.


Apply Goldmine eyeshadow to inner lower lash line.


Apply Rye eyeshadow to outer lower lash line.


This is your finished product.

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