Easy Glitter Rose Gold Eye Makeup Tutorial

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
17 Materials
30 Minutes

Follow along to create a glitter rose gold eye makeup look with optional degrees of intensity.

This is great if you’re new to makeup as you can learn the step-by-step process of building on an eye look.

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation
  • Beauty blender
  • Rose gold sparkle liquid eyeshadow
  • Assorted brushes
  • Bronzer
  • Brown liquid eyeliner
  • Matte brown eyeshadow
  • Eyelash curlers
  • Black mascara
  • False lashes (optional)
  • Tweezers
  • Eyeliner gel 
  • Concealer
  • Cream contour stick
  • Finishing powder
  • Powder puff
  • Peach face color stick
Applying foundation

1. Apply foundation

Cover your face with spots of foundation and blend with a beauty blender.

Be sure to dab some on your eyelids as well.

Applying foundation

2. Apply liquid glitter eyeshadow

Apply your rose gold liquid eyeshadow to your eyelids, up to where it naturally creases. 

Applying glitter eyeshadow

Then slightly buff it over the socket line with a brush.

Applying glitter eyeshadow

3. Apply bronzer at the sockets

Apply a small amount of bronzer at the sockets.

Applying bronzer

4. Apply liquid eyeliner

Next, apply brown liquid eyeliner, starting at the center of the lid, in line with your pupil.

Applying eyeliner

Tip: use a small, craft brush if your eyeliner applicator is not flexible. 

Craft brush

Next, drag the line to make the winged end.

Drawing wing

For even more drama, turn this into a thicker, along the eyelid.

To get the right angle, imagine your lower eyelid line continuing up at an angle, but don’t take it any higher than the highest point of your eyelid. 

Drawing wing

Use a brush with matte brown eyeshadow to soften the cat eye. 

Softening wing

5. Lift your lashes and apply mascara

Use eyelash curlers.

Curling lashes

Then apply 1-2 coats of mascara, blinking your lashes on the brush to cover both sides of the lashes. 

Applying mascara

You can stop here if you’re happy with the density of your lashes like this. It looks beautiful and minimalistic. 

Progress shot

6. Apply false lashes (optional)

For more volume and density, apply false lashes with tweezers.

Applying false eyelashes

Then use a relatively dry mascara wand to seal the false lashes to your natural lashes.

Aim for the center of the false lashes to avoid weighing down the tips.

Applying mascara

I prefer going without mascara on my lower lashes now that I’m older.

You might stop at this point: 

Progress shot

7. Add liquid glitter eyeshadow at the tear ducts

Add glitter eyeshadow to highlight the tear duct area for a small, glitzy finish. 

Adding glitter

This is sufficient for a daytime look:

Glitter rose gold eye makeup

8. Take the look to night time

Run a brown pencil at your lower waterline.

Applying eyeliner

Then buff some of the matte brown shadow under your lower lashes.

Make sure it reaches the eyeliner we already applied and connects to the outer corner of the top lid.

Applying eyeliner

Then frame the glitter at the tear duct area with a bit of eyeliner gel mixed with the brown eyeshadow on a small brush.

Then soften this line with a brush dipped in the eyeshadow. 

Adding glitter

For a feline finish, use the very tip of the brush to create a point at the inner corner of the eyes.

Adding mascara

Apply a coat of mascara to your lower lashes. 

9. Apply concealer

Apply concealer under your eyes and through the center of your face for a brightening effect.

Blend with a dampened beauty blender.

Mine has some residual foundation on it, which helps create a seamless finish. 

Blending concealer

10. Apply contour

Apply your contour and dab with a beauty blender.

Tip: blot over the contour until it blends instead of smearing it. 

Blending contour

11. Apply finishing powder

Press finishing powder onto your skin with a powder puff. This removes some shine and adds a blurred finish to the skin. 

Adding finishing powder

12. Apply peach lip and cheek color

Use the same color stain on both your lips and cheeks.

Adding lip color

This creates a harmonious look. Apply the stain to the back of your hand and pick it up with your makeup brush to dab on your cheeks.

Blending cheek color

This concludes our glitter eye makeup look. Take a look at my before and after:

Before and after: glitter rose gold eye makeup

Glitter rose gold eye makeup

Glitter rose gold eye makeup

I hope you loved this glitter rose gold eye makeup tutorial. Next up, try out this cute and easy hairstyle for special events

Suggested materials:
  • Foundation
  • Beauty blender
  • Rose gold sparkle liquid eyeshadow
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