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.
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!