Get the look: Golden eyes

For a recent shoot I created a shimmery, golden eye look on one of the models. I layered a few different products onto her eyelids to achieve a sunset- inspired wash of eyeshadows. Here are the products I used to get the look...


I applied a layer of Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr cream gel eyeshadow in 'Eternal Gold' (£4.99) all over the lid with my fingers as a base colour, which would hold the rest of the eyeshadow products in place. This cream shadow creates a sheer yellowy-gold shimmer, perfect as a base layer, as it doesn't give a whole lot of pigment. I then used a Topshop Chameleon Glow eyeshadow in 'Shuffle the Cards' (£9.00) over the top with an Illamasqua blending brush (£22.50). This eyeshadow is simply beautiful and creates an vivid, pigmented shimmer over the lids. The type of shadow, Chameleon Glow, is fitting as the effect is a multicoloured glimmer of golds, pinks and oranges.

To intensify the golden eye look, I dabbed MAC Pigment in 'Melon' (£16.00) in the centre of the lids and blended it into the rest of the eyeshadow, using a MAC 239 brush (£21.00) sprayed with Fix+ spray to hold the pigment in place. Lastly, I ran some MAC eyeshadow in 'Star Violet' (£13.00) through the crease to create some depth. For the black eyeliner, I applied Bobbi Brown long-wear gel eyeliner in 'Black Ink' (£18.50) with a MAC 166 small angled brush (£16.50) to get a precise line and flick. This look was more about the golden eyeshadow, though, so I didn't make the black liner very thick, just to add some definition to the lash line. On her lips, I used MAC lustre lipstick in 'Capricious' (£15.50), a soft, plum colour that complements the gold tones perfectly.