Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Makeup Monday: Gilded Eye




What I used: 1) Urban Decay Primer Potion, 2) Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #11, 3) Urban Decay Black Palette (I used Cobra, the black shadow with gold flecks, and the Zero pencil), 4) Urban Decay Naked2 Palette (I used Bootycall to highlight), 5) Almay One Coat Mascara, 6) MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Love Forever!
(If you need alternative product suggestions, ask me on twitter!)

I bought this gold Aqua Cream months ago, but I only rediscovered it the other day. It somehow got lost in the sea of makeup that consumes my life (I really should find a better way to organize); I end up going back to the same products over and over because I forget about everything else I have. After using this aqua cream again, I doubt I'll forget it again. Whether alone or paired with gold-flecked dark shadow for a metallic smokey eye, this intense, beautiful gold is perfect for a statement eye.

Kim from Eat.Sleep.Wear. was in town to help me with the blogger garage sale for Women In Need (more on that, later!), so I asked her to be my lovely model for this look.  Thank you, Kim!

Want to know how to recreate this look? Continue reading after the jump for step by step instructions.








p.s. I know it's Tuesday, but we'll still call it Makeup Monday;)

44 comments:

  1. So beautiful! You did such a great job + the colors which you used are perfect for this holiday period :)

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  2. Looks great. I would need a few practice rounds first though.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  3. Wow, I love this Keiko.
    I absolutely love Kim. She looks fab!

    Charlotte x

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  4. great tutorial! What can't that Black pallette do?? Gosh so amazing.

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  5. Wow, these pics are amazing. Love the lips with those eyes!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  6. This looks amazing for New Years Eve!

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  7. such nice makeup! very creative!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  8. wow i love the shadowing you did! gorgeous! Kim looks great


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  9. Absolutely kickass New Years look. Thanks for this. I'm going to try to get a little creative.

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  10. Gorgeous look! What makeup brushes did you use to create this?

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  11. This is gorgeous! I am always amazed at how you can make such bold color combo's look so classy.

    I also have a question - I'm not sure if you've answered this before somewhere else, I'm sorry if you have, but do you use an external flash like a speedlight to take these pictures? I only ask because I remember you saying you did a Makeup Monday in the middle of the night once (haha) and I was wondering how else you could have such great lighting. I'm looking for a flash right now to do some product photography, and if you use one I would love to know if you would recommend it. Thanks so much!

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  12. Liz: I use an SB 600 for fill but I also have a photo light that Bobby got for me a long time ago. I need to get a beauty dish but this one has served me well over the years! I don't know what it's called, though. It's a continuous light.

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  13. Maya: I will edit to add! They're all Urban Decay. I have to finish my brush post...I decided to post it after the holidays because I was too busy!

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  14. Vintage Hippo: I think the black palette is an unsung hero. I love the subtle differences in all of them - they have great dimension.

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  15. This look is gorgeous, Keiko. I love just how bright that gold is!

    xo, alison*elle

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  16. This turned out so GREAT Keiks!!!! You are one SERIOUSLY talent girl. Love you to pieces!!!! xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  17. her make-up is fierce and this step-by-step is incredible! thanks for sharing girl!!
    xo TJ

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  18. love this one! thanks so much for sahring, it's a perfect xmas/newyears look:)

    Love,
    Nee
    ROSECANDLE11

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  19. kim looks like a golden goddess! incredibly beautiful look. merry christmas keiko lynn. i wish you could send some sunshine my way. :)

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  20. Wow! LOve the look!! Kim looks beautiful as always!

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  21. oooh, very pretty and festive! i tried organizing my makeup collection this weekend and somehow it all just went back into the box and i can't find any of it again. oh well...

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  22. such a pretty look!

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  23. wow, this is a great look just in time for the holidays!

    I love the Makeup Forever gold eyeshadow!

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  24. Loved.
    The aqua cream is fantastic.
    Beijos
    Silvia
    http://www.treinoebeleza.blogspot.com/

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  25. great look and awesome tutorial..
    I will be trying it

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  26. I love it! Can wait to try it for the holidays.

    Xo,
    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

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  27. Fabulous! I'll try it. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  28. You are so inspirational. Not only from trying out bold eye colors, but from your fashion sense and knowledge of fashion. You help to inspire me to make a blog of my own, instead of just following others and wishing and dreaming. Thanks :]

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  29. Cute! Great Look for Makeup Monday. I love Kim's blog!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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  30. Cool tutorial. Looks kind of like what I was trying to apply to my sister a few days ago. Personally if I were to recreate this look I would maybe swap the lip color for a more subtle pink so the eyes could standout even more.

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  31. OMG! You are so good!

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  32. you always have great makeup!

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  33. This looks wonderful! I have never tried their eye products. I love how you worked the crease! You should do a post on the makeup brushes you like to use.

    STYLE. SAVVY. CHIC
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  34. Gorgeous! Great colours for the holidays!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  35. oh wow, very festive! would definitely rock with some heavy gold jewellery (I love gold!). thanks for sharing!

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  36. absolutely incredible!

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  37. Gorgeous! I love your step by step instructions!

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  38. Thanks for the instructions!Amazing idea for the Holiday!:))

    xoxo,
    Sherleyzz

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  39. this is GORGEOUS!!! your tutorial is FAB....almost makes me think i could do this! wish i could have you do my makeup one day!!! amazing.

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  40. Thank you for this look, it would be perfect for me to re-create with my L'Oreal Infaillible Goldmine shade. I think the US equivalent is the Eternal Sunshine one.

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