Nancy Whittington-Coates


City Girl x Country Cottage Life // Lover of make up, books, fine art and Moomins // Bulldog and Sphynx Cat Mum

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Rose Gold Smokey Eye Tutorial

Rose Gold Smokey Eye Tutorial

You’d have to have been living under a rock to have missed the fact that rose gold has been one of the biggest trends in fashion, beauty and homewares for the last year or so. The super feminine peachy-pink shade works wonderfully with pretty much all skin tones; so there’s no wonder most of the make up palettes from the last year have included at least one shimmery rose gold shadow. The trend is still going strong and I predict it will last well through AW16 so I wanted to share with you an easy tutorial for a very glamorous rose gold smokey eye that is done with just one palette.

Rose Gold Smokey Eye Tutorial

One of my favourite palettes to feature a rose gold shadow is the Celestial Palette by Illamasqua (£34.00). This beautiful quad has a cream to powder formula that I feel gives much better sparkle pay off than regular shadows. The top two shades ‘Quell’ (champagne shimmer) and’ Solace’ (burnished industrial grey) offer a satiny shimmer finish while the bottom two ‘Jubilance’ (polished warm rose gold) and ‘Orb’ (iridescent deep gunmetal) offer a highly metallic almost foil like finish.

To recreate the look just follow the step by step instructions below. You’ll be left with a beautiful look that is bound to get you compliments all night long!

Rose Gold Smokey Eye Tutorial

  1. Take ‘Jubilence’ and apply it over your whole eyelid and the inner corner of your eye.
  2. Apply ‘Solace’ into the crease and blend out a little into the shape that suits your eye best – I extended it out from the outer corner a little to add a cats eye like shadow. I also brought a little under my lower lash line to about where my tear duct is to give the smokey eye effect.
  3. Take ‘Orb’ and apply it to the outer corner of the eye, blending it slightly inwards over the lid and lower lash line to add definition and emphasise the smokey look.
  4. Use ‘Quell’ to highlight your brow bone and to blend into the inner corner with the ‘Jubilence’ applied in step 1.
  5. Take a little more ‘Jubilence’ and apply it to the center of the lower lash line to give a little more sparkle.
  6. Apply your mascara and lashes, do your brows and if you want to add a slick of black eyeliner in the style that you like best – I went with my signature pin up girl flick.
  7. If you want an even more dramatic effect darken your waterline with a black or deep grey eyeliner pencil and add the lipstick of your choice.  Here I’m wearing ‘Vampira’ from the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick collection.

And there you have it! I really hope you like this tutorial, if you have any questions just hit me up on Twitter or drop me an email and I’ll be happy to help!