Tutorial Tuesday: Gold Smoke Makeup Tutorial

Smokey eyes have been in high demand for quite some time now.  While I’ve done some smokey eyes makeup tutorials in the past, why not try another one?

Today, I’m doing a smokey eye, as stated.  I’m also doing a look that uses as few beauty products as possible.  Most of my looks use, like six products.  Today, I’ll only be using four.

Another difference with today’s look is the lips.  Normally, I do some lip gloss or neutral lipstick and that’s it.  Not today!  I’ve got some red lips to show you!

Anyway, the main color scheme is gold, so today’s tutorial is entitled: Gold Smoke.  Makes sense, right?

As always, with start with a fresh face.

Don’t I look like a deer caught in headlights?  Yikes!

Before proceeding, you should do any of your face tricks you use before a regular makeup look.  Today, I used foundation and translucent powder.  Oh, and some bronzer on my cheeks, nose and forehead.  You can learn more here: Priming the Canvas: Getting Your Face Ready for Makeup.

Now, get your supplies for this makeup tutorial:

You can use whatever you want, as long as it’s similar to what I used:

  1. Loreal HiP Metallic Shadow Duo in #806 Gilded
  2. Incolor FabuLiner Liquid Eye Liner in Brown
  3. Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara in Glam Black
  4. Loreal Color Riche Lipstick in Penelope’s Red

Smokey eyes usually have some sort of dark color.  I’m using the Loreal HiP Metallic Shadow Due today.  It’s called ‘Gilded’ and has two colors.  For this step, I am using the dark grey color.  It’s a chalky black with gold flecks.

Spread this color across your crease into the outside corner of your eye.  Don’t worry too much about how it looks because it’ll be blended up.

The other color in this duo is a super-metallic gold.  Put this over your entire lid until just above your crease.  Doing this will blend it in so much that the first application of the dark grey will have faded significantly.

Because it faded, I reapplied some more of the dark grey on top of the gold.  This made it look more smokey.  I applied it in the same spot that I did in the first step, and not on the entire lid.

I also added some of the dark grey to my bottom lid.  Using a thin eye shadow brush, I lined the lid from the outside corner and in about 1/3 of the way.

For eyeliner, I used Incolor FabuLiner in Brown.  They call this a liquid liner, but it applies like a long felt-tip marker.  I like that.

I used this only on the top lid.  The line is thickest at the outside corner and gets thinner as you move in.

A final touch to the eye: Mascara.  I used the new Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara in Glam Black.  It makes my eyes look like giant leggy black spiders are climbing out of them.

I kind of like that.

To finish off the look, I did some red lips.  So rare for me!  Mostly because I have the hardest time finding a red lipstick that looked even halfway decent on me.

Turns out that the Loreal Color Riche lipstick in Penelope’s Red looks best.  That is supposed to be celebrity Penelope Cruz’s perfect color.  We match! Me and Penelope are twins.

Okay, we’re done.  Now strike a pose!

I’m not totally convinced that those red lips go well with the overall look.  I mean, they’re good on their own, but maybe not with those eyes.  I think it would help if my hair was down and I was wearing an appropriate outfit.

What do you think?  Do the lips go well with the eyes?

All in all, though, I really liked the Gold Smoke look.  I hope you liked it, too!


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  1. EXCELLENT – love the gold smoky eye, Trisha! Personally, I think the red lipstick looks awesome on you, but I’m not too sure how well the look would translate on me – so I think I would just stick to the gold! Thanks for the tips, lovely! 🙂

  2. man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wat a easyiest way to get beautiful eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love it!!!!!!!!i have mede ur website as my home page to try the new updated post!!!!!!!!!thanks u have changed my look.even i love wearing lots of make up like u!

  3. Just by google on my blackberry I found your website.
    I was looking for make up for a wedding party, for girls with light skin and blond hair.
    Tonight I’m gonna try this with gold-kaki and darkblue, thanx for the easy tutorial!

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