How to: Rose Gold Smokey Eye on Hooded Eyes

Out of all the colors of the rainbow, my favorite color is rose gold <3 (technically not a color in the rainbow, but you get the gist) I decided I wanted to show you how I got this rose gold smokey eye from the other day and share some eye makeup tips for hooded eyes.


1. Apply neutral crease color

To start, apply any neutral color in the crease to act as a transition color. Hooded eyes have less lid space, so the trick with hooded eyes is to apply your crease color above your crease. This ensures your shadows don’t disappear as soon as you open your eyes. You only want color to be applied around the outer v, so make sure to sharpen the line by applying tape or using a flat edged item like a card beforehand (I used my coffee rewards card ^^).

2. Darken outer v

To add the smokey effect, apply dark brown color in the outer v. Again, use the tape or flat edged item to create a sharp line. Apply until desired and don’t forget to blend!

3. Add glitter!

To prep for glitter add a shimmery gold color in the center of the lid. Make sure to blend away any harsh lines before you add the glitter. If you try blending after, glitter may go everywhere! Add a rose gold glitter on top. The gold eyeshadow will intensify the rose gold of the glitter and make your eyelid pop even more! I used the Stila Magnificent Metals and this really is the best when it comes to glitter. Minimal fallout when wet and stays on all day when dry.

4. Add eyeliner

For all the nay-sayers that say hooded eyes can’t wear liner, I say no! You just don’t know how to do it right 😉 The trick is to apply a very thin line on the lash line. For the wing part, make sure to extend straight out rather than up. Again, use the tape or flat edged item to create a sharp line.  To avoid under or overdrawing, a trick I like to use is to look straight forward while applying the eyeliner. This helps make sure you are applying the liner where you want it.

5. Don’t forget the bottom lash line

Smoke out the bottom lash line with your crease transition color or any color 1-2 shades darker. Add mascara on both upper and bottom lashes.

6. Add lashes

Finally, my favorite part: lashes! Adding false eyelashes will really lift up your eyes and complete the look. Make sure to have a eyelash curler (mine was missing this day) to ensure you lashes blend well with the falsies.

Products Used

Lens Circle Grey Contact Lenses in World Series 3-tone 

Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette

Stila Magnifcient Metals Glitter Eyeshadow in Rose Gold Retro

Lash Kitty lashes in Venus

Carli Bybel BHCosmetics eyeshadow palette

Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise eyeliner

Wet & Wild MegaGlo highlighter in Precious Petals

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

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Lens Review

Annnd that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my Rose Gold Smokey Eye step-by-step tutorial. This tutorial was aimed for hooded eyes people, like me! If you want more tips for hooded eyes, make sure to check out my previous post 5 Tips for Rounder Eyes.

The lenses I wore in the pictorial are the World Series 3-tone in “Grey” from LensCircle and they are so comfortable! When I saw comfortable, I mean these are the most comfortable lenses I’ve ever worn. They are very thin and super natural. I also received the same contacts but in purple (look below) and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they blend in very naturally with my light brown eyes. I highly recommend the World Series 3-tone contact lenses if you are looking for a comfortable and natural pair of lenses for everyday wear.

Thank you so much for reading and special thanks for LensCircle for sponsoring this post. As always, 100% of opinions are my own. Comment below one makeup trick you use for your eye shape!



  • Missy July 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I use this color all the time! Thank you for the guide!

  • Mindy July 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Love the eye look! I am obsessed with rosey warm tones right now!

    <3, Mindy

    • poshpomi August 2, 2017 at 3:43 am

      Me too, especially with Fall coming up! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  • Autum July 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I really need to step my eyeshadow game up! I always just do mascara and a wing eyeliner. Eyeshadow is so intimidating!! You look beautiful!

    • poshpomi August 2, 2017 at 3:43 am

      Thank you so much! I think the key in eyeshadow is blending, so make sure to have a good blending brush and blend, blend, blend.

  • D July 25, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Really cool!! You can use this technique in many colours…. Even clothes… Also check out

  • Lacey @wearetheglittergospel July 31, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Love the shadow colors you used! So so pretty!

    • poshpomi August 2, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Thank you so much! Rose gold is one of my favorite colors <3