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Summer Makeup: Gold Shimmer Eyes

Well, summer is in full swing around these parts with lots of swimming and playing and being active and I love it.  I especially love tiring out my boys, which can sometimes prove to be challenging but it’s fun for all of us, so I’m gonna say it’s worth it.

I also love coming up with makeup and hair tutorials that are perfect for summer.  Christie shared the perfect makeup routine for a day at the pool/beach/lake and I just shared my ‘no makeup, makeup’ look.  Today I am going to share another look that works great in the summertime.  It’s my golden shimmer eye look.  It is more makeup than the other two I just mentioned, but could still be great for a night out on the town or just a beautiful summer day!

Here is what you’ll need.  I am showing you my palettes, but I am sure you could substitute any similar colors.  Or just buy a palette at Target with similar colors all in one!

The palette on the left in black I got at a discount beauty supply store for professionals in LA.  Love it.  The silver one is Kryolan. The liner and mascara are L’Oreal and the small palette is Dior.  The sheer shimmer finish is e.l.f.

Start with a neutral base applied on top of a primer (if needed).  Add the darker golden color to the brow bones and into the crease.  blend it out to just about a 1/2 inch from the beginning of your eyebrow.  Add the brighter gold into the crease and corner, but not higher.  For a little more drama, you can add a dark brown just in the corners.

Then add the sheer shimmer all over your lid and up and out just under your eye brows.  It won’t cover the gold and will blend everything together.  This is why I use a sheer shimmer.  With a touch of dark brown eye liner and mascara and you’re good to go!

In case you were wondering, I am aware my eyebrows need to be waxed.  So no awkward moments here like ‘oh my gosh, look at her eyebrows, how embarrassing!’  It will be taken care of soon.  Hopefully.

Here is the finished look!!  What do you think?  To see a tutorial for how I do a bronzed over all look, you can visit Thirty Handmade Days.  Piece these two together and you have the perfect summer makeup!

Well, what do you think?  Is this a look you would try?

Have a great day!

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8 Responses to Summer Makeup: Gold Shimmer Eyes

  1. Kelly June 13, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Oooh!  Gorg!!!  Love it!

  2. Jenny June 14, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    I definitely need to try this. I’m always on the look out for makeup tutorials. Yours is fabulous. I’m hosting my weekly link party right now and I’d love for you to join in at

    • Natalia June 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

      I linked up!! Thanks for stopping by! We have lots of makeup tutorials, hope you like them!

  3. shirley@motivatedmommyoftwo June 14, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    This is such a pretty look, I like it

  4. Jelli June 16, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Looks great! How do you get those photos taken as you apply your makeup? My husband isn’t patient enough to wait around for me to do this, I’m sure, and I know I wouldn’t ever take such good self-portraits so close up. Good work!

  5. Cara Beth June 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I do a look similar to this almost everyday in the summer time.  I use a neutral base shadow, then add a shimmery lighter gold all over the lid and then a darker shimmery brown to the outer corners of my lid.  Then blend a bit and add brown liner and mascara.  I love it so much.  it’s simple, but I get many compliments on it!

  6. Stephanie June 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Love this idea! I just pinned it- thanks for linking up to my party!


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