FOTD: Gold Eyes, Bold Lip

EDIT: I posted this a few days ago, but it posted to the date I began the draft…back in October! My apologies, and enjoy!

Hi all,

I wanted to show you one of my favorite looks so far for this season. I wore this to a holiday dinner a couple nights ago, and I was really hoping to have it up before Christmas in case you needed a simple holiday look as well, but alas… What’s great about this look, though, is that you don’t really need an “occasion” to use it because it’s not over the top. I think a deep plum or berry lip would also look great with the gold eyes!

Here’s the final look:

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And here’s how to do it:

1) Start off with your favorite basics

My basics this time included foundation, concealer, brows, bronzer to contour, and a little highlight. I used a teeny bit of blush to emphasize the strong color on the lips, but I think this look would look great without blush too.

2) Prime your lids to make it last all day

If you’re one of those mystical people who doesn’t need a primer, go you, and skip this step. Unfortunately, I REALLY need an eyelid primer. I used Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance.

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3) Go for the gold!

I’m using a cream pencil shadow, Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Bulletproof Beige (which is really more of a gold), with a gold powder shadow on top to set it. I used Urban Decay’s Half Baked from the Naked palette, and a little bit of buck in the crease for some depth.

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I’m skipping on the liner here for more of a “bare eyes” kind of look. I think it looks so lovely with a dark lip!

And don’t forget your favorite mascara… I’m using Benefit’s They’re Real for lots of lashes!

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4) Line your lips

You shouldn’t skip on this if you’re using a dark color. I’m using a clear liner, ELF’s lip lock pencil, around the outside of my lips to make sure the lipstick doesn’t bleed out.

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5) Put on your lipstick

I’m using Clinique’s lipstick in Vintage Wine. I love the formula of this lipstick!

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That’s it. Let me know if you try this look in the comments – I’d love to see what you came up with!

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