NYE | Gold Glam Makeup


Happy almost new year!

I am soooooo excited to share my first EVER eye makeup tutorial with you guys! I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the tutorial section of my blog, than with a super glam New Year’s Eve makeup look.


Before I began, I applied my Revlon PhotoReady foundation in the color Natural Beige, and filled in my brows. Next, I placed a one inch piece of Scotch tape from the bottom of my lashes to the end of my brow to ensure a flawless final look. Not familiar with this trick? Follow these quick steps: here.

Let’s get started!

(But first, a photo of me fake smiling … Livin’ it up in my bathroom)


1. Apply an eyeshadow primer

Using a patting motion, I applied NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in the shade B01 (one of my favorites) all over my lid.


2.  Apply base shadow

For my base shadow, I used the color LT. Brown from the Lorac Pro Palette 2.


3. Define your crease

I took the color Cocoa (a warm brown shimmery shade) from the Lorac Pro 2 Palette, and dragged it from the outer corner of my eye, to the inner corner, repeatedly.


4. Create an outer V

Once the Cocoa shade was blended to my liking, I took the color Espresso from the Lorac Pro Palette and applied it to the outer V of my eyelid, blending it back and forth in a small sideways “V” shape. This will give the eyeshadow look more definition, and create a smokey eye effect.


5. Add gold to your lid

I applied Loreal’s Infallable Eyeshadow in the color Bronzed Taupe to my lid in a patting motion. Using the same brush, I coated the Bronzed Taupe color with the color Gold from the Lorac Pro Palette, to brighten up my lid.


6. Darken the Outer V

I went in with a matte black shadow to the outer V of my eye, just as I did in Step 4, to further create the smokey eye effect.


7. Line your lid

I used NYX’s Gel Liner and Smudger in the color Jet Black.


8. Apply a pigmented shadow or glitter. 

Using Urban Decay’s Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive, I lightly dabbed the applicator onto the areas of my lid where I wanted my pigmented shadow to be. With a clean brush, I applied Inglot Pigmented Eyeshadow #37 to my lid where I had placed the adhesive.


9. Redefine your crease

Going back with the Espresso shade, I defined my crease once again, just as I had with the Cocoa color in Step 3.


10. Redefine your liner

I went back over my gel line with Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in the color Trooper, to enhance this look. Using a liquid liner to go over your pigment/glitter is easiest.


11. Apply mascara/lashes

If you’re not going to use false lashes, you can apply your mascara and skip to the next step. If you do decide to apply lashes like I did, remove the tape before doing so. I used Ardell’s Double Up Lashes #206.

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12. Apply shadow to your tear duct

For the finishing touch to my eye look, I applied the color Gold from the Lorac Pro Palette to my tear duct. I also lightly applied mascara to my bottom lashes. After blending out my eyeshadow and removing any excess pigment, I applied my NYX Photogenic Concealer in the color Beige to my under eye.


13. Perfect that pout

Before adding any lip color, I used The Baby Wipe Technique from my How to: Perfect your Pout post to prep my lips for this look. Then, I applied Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the color Fiery (love love love this color). The name doesn’t lie … This lipstick will stay all day … Or in this case, night!

And here is your finished look!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you try it out, let me know!! Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve!

HAPPY 2015!!!




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9 thoughts on “NYE | Gold Glam Makeup

  1. Hi Alexa. It’s robs sister. Remember me? Just wanted to say that you look amazing and did a fantastic job. Good luck and I wish you and your family a very happy new year!


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