Christmas party season is in full swing and what better time to pack on the sparkle. Today’s eye look is gold and bit sparkly but sparkly in a grown up way. I don’t think it’s too over the top and it’s a look anyone can wear without looking like a disco ball. Gold eye shadow is a colour that suites all eye colours and will make the colour of your eyes really stand out.
Products used:

Kiko Longlasting Shadow Stick in Golden Beige
Lancôme Fil D’ Or Eye Shadow single
MAC Glimmer of Gold Quad (I used the dark gold and the lightest shade)
MAC Gilt by Association Mineralise Eye Shadow
Benefit They’re Real Mascara

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First I used Kiko Golden Beige as a primer base all over lid and crease
Then I packed Fil D’Or all over the lid and into the crease, I also wet the tip of a MAC 219 brush and dipped it into the corner of the Fil D’ Or and lined my waterline with it.
Next I blended the dark gold from the MAC Glimmer of Gold quad into the crease
I then dipped the cleaned MAC 219 brush into MAC Gilt by Association and applied it to the crease and outer corner. I also lined my upper and lower lash lines with it.
I used the lightest shade in the MAC quad for an inner corner and under brow highlight.
Finally, I finished it all off with Benefit They’re Real Mascara.

I have kept this look soft by using the Gilt by Association to line my eyes. You could up the glamour factor with some false lashes and lining the top lashes with a liquid liner. You could also use a pencil on the lower lash line for more intense definition.

What’s your go to Christmas party eye look? Do you wear gold eye shadow?



MAC Glimmer of Gold

I picked this little beauty up in duty free just over a month ago, and I have been using it so much. It’s perfect for both day and night. This little quad contains all the shadows you need to create beautiful sunset eye looks. The lightest shade is the perfect highlighter for the inner corner and under the brow bone. The light gold shade gives a beautiful wash of colour to the lid while the darker gold creates depth for a contour in the crease. The darkest shade is great for lining and adding more definition in the outer corner and crease. Of course you could play around with the shades for lots of different looks; the darkest shade is a gun metal grey that would be great all over the lid with a black liquid eyeliner flick. I know they look a bit glittery or sparkly in the pictures but on the finish is more metallic than glittery.

All four go on sheer but can be built up to more pigmented colour. They are all soft and creamy and easy to blend. Wear time is also really good but since I have oily lids I always use a primer, so far I haven’t lasted longer than the eye shadows when worn over MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. There is a little bit of fall out when applying, nothing that actually bothers me but it’s not something I have ever noticed with MAC shadows before but I suppose you do usually always have some fall out with shimmery shadows. There isn’t any fall out during wear though.

Here is a soft day time look; I used the shades as I said above, the lightest one as a highlighter, the light gold on the lid, the darker gold in the crease and the darkest shade in the outer corner and to line the top and bottom. I gently went under the bottom liner with the light gold.