Easy Cool Gold Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorial

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
19 Materials
30 Minutes

In this Christmas eye makeup tutorial, I’m going to show you how to apply some cool gold eyeshadow with a smoky wing. Follow along as I walk you through step-by-step.

Tools and materials:

  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen 
  • Mascara
  • Primer
  • Concealer
  • Makeup brushes
  • Beauty blender
  • Eyeshadow
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Eyeliner
  • False lashes
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Foundation
  • Setting powder
  • Blush
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Lip pencil
  • Lip gloss
Prepping the skin

1. Prepare your face

Wash your face, take off all previous makeup and do your mascara. Prep your face with some moisturizer and sunscreen.

Then, go in with a primer that is lightweight on the skin. It will minimize pores and plump your skin, ready for makeup.

Preparing the eyelids

2. Prepare your eyelids

Prep your eyelids with a liquid concealer. This will neutralize the skin.

Once you’ve blended that in with a brush, go in with a beauty blender to give it a nice smooth finish.

Applying eyeshadow

3. Apply eyeshadow

Take a light gold eyeshadow and use your fingers to apply it to the inner half of the mobile lid and on the tear duct area.

Then, place a darker gold eyeshadow on the outer half of the mobile lid. Tap over the seam of the two eyeshadows so they blend.

Applying eyeshadow

Take a matte, neutral to cool brown shade, and on a pencil brush, drag it out in a sharp v-shape.

Rather than dragging too much color through the socket line, you want to keep the majority of it on the outer V.

I wanted this look to be more like a smoky wing, but I still wanted to control the lid ever so slightly. That's why I'm trying to just drag a very light amount through the socket, so it's still visible, but we're keeping the majority that color on that outer V shape.

Once you've softly blended the initial layer, go in and repeat the process only this time, don't take it any further than you've already blended out.

Drawing a wing

4. Draw a wing

Next, take a matte black eyeshadow, and with an angled liner brush, create a sharp and defined wing on the outer edge.

Go in with a small amount of brown eyeshadow on the angled brush and start to smoke that out.

Place the tip of the brush at the highest point and then drag the brush backward on yourself.

Deepening the wing

5. Deepen the wing

Deepen the black wing further with a liquid gel eyeliner that has a precise tip.

Applying eyeliner

6. Apply eyeliner

Apply some black eyeliner. Then smoke out the lower eyelash line using a small brush dipped into a small amount of brown eyeshadow.

Work it under your lower eyelashes to meet the gold in the inner corner.

Applying mascara

7. Apply false lashes and mascara

Apply some false lashes on the top and some mascara on your lower lashes.

Adding concealer

8. Concealer

Apply concealer to the high plains of your face; those areas that are going to catch the light.

I like to use a highlighting contour underneath my foundation as it will give me the most natural finish.


9. Contour

Use a darker contour to sculpt your face. This will help you make parts of your face look thinner, smaller, or slightly more rounded.

I applied it down the sides of my nose also, into the hollows of my cheeks, and a little bit around my hairline.

Don't worry if this looks full-on to begin with. It really doesn't matter if it's not blended entirely perfectly because you're going to be blending a lot of this out with your foundation.

Adding bronzer

10. Bronzer

Go in with some bronzer to create a sunkissed look. Place it on your cheekbones, slightly higher than the contour shade.

Applying foundation

11. Foundation

Apply a powder foundation and then set your face with a translucent powder.

Use a sponge to press it underneath your eyes. You don’t want to bake it.

Once done, add some more bronzer to your cheekbones. Layering products means everything is going to last a lot longer.

Adding blush

12. Blush

Apply some blush in a cool, taupe shade. Then do your eyebrow makeup.

Appling lip gloss

13. Lips

Line your lips with a lip pencil and then use your finger to soften the lines. This gives a very soft contour to the lip shape.

Then, fill them in with lip gloss.

Completed Christmas eye makeup

Christmas eye makeup

I really like the cool smoky gold eye makeup.

It has a nice ombre effect with a lighter gold toward the center of the eyelid, working its way out into a darker gold. This is a wonderful look for the festive season!

If you enjoyed this gold eye makeup tutorial, leave a comment down below and check out my post on a Kim Kardashian Wispy Eyelashes Tutorial.

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