onsdag 9 januari 2013

Dark gold (but definitely wearable...)

As Christmas fades away I suppose people are getting tired of golds, reds and greens. So am I, but I am itching to play around with my Goldilux loose eyeshadow so you have to bear with me this time. ;)

This is a soft and subtle look that will suit anyone, goth or not. Since gold is a color that normally don't belong in the average goth's makeup wardrobe I figured I'd combine it with long black eyelashes and a dark purple lip to create a more mysterious and unique look.

Since Goldilux is such a highly reflective pigment I figured it would be perfect to use it as an inner corner highlight. When you move your head Goldilux will catch the light from different angels, resulting in a tremendous highlighting effect.

On the lid I've used a dark and a medium brown to create a soft and natural smokey eye. Instead of gold you could use silver or why not a bright blue or green? :)

On my lips I'm wearing Kontrol by Illamasqua. Read the review here.

Step 1. Fill in your eyebrows and prime your eyes. Powder your eyelids above your crease to make the eyeshadow easier to blend.

Step 2. Dark brown in the outer corner of the eye. Drag it into the crease and fade it out towards your nose.

Step 3. Medium brown on your lid and underneath your eye.

Step 4. Highlight the inner corner and underneath your brows with NYX Milk.

Step 5. Line waterlines and upper lash line with black eyeliner pencil. Blend out the pencil in the upper lash line with black eyeshadow.

Step 6. Apply white eyeshadow underneath the brows and gold in the inner corner.

Step 7. Mascara and false eyelashes.

Step 8. Purple lipstick.


I hope this tutorial has been helpful and that you like the look. Thank you for reading. :)

11 kommentarer:

  1. passar jättebra som en extra highlight :) Nordic cap nagellacket funkar ok men jag tycker att ytan blir lite mjuk, men det täcker bra. Jag köpte top coat, det funkade inte alls, det kändes som att det aldrig torkade blev repigt och så luktar den diesel :P

    1. Visst gör den! :) De är billiga i alla fall. :D Men usch, då skall jag verkligen inte testa deras topplack.

  2. Beautiful! besides gold is the color of goddes, love it ;)


  3. Beautiful! Dark but interesting, and you could mix it up with different highlight and lip colours.

    1. Thank you! :) Yes! That's the good thing about this look! :D

  4. Ooh I like this combo! Also your brows are amazing.

  5. This looks wonderful, I like it paired with the purple lip, which by the way looks incredible on you. I also like using Goldilux like this.

    1. Thank you so much! ^_^ It is a great way to use both Goldilux and Lumi. :D I would love to try out Tiara as well, since I am more fond of silver than of gold.

  6. F'in Love this... Especially the purple lips! Xo