Friday, 15 November 2013

Gold, Silver and Bronze Metallic Eyes Tutorial

Think your normal brown smoky eye but BETTER. This look is super shiny and eye-catching (ha) and suits any eye colour. Win-win-win, right?

Plus, it's really puuuuuuurty :) It's the kind of eye makeup that will make people ask to have a closer look and looks absolutely stunning every time the light hits your lids.

Taken By Surprise Tutorial: Gold, Silver and Bronze Metallic Eyes

1. Prep those lids for colour by applying an eyeshadow primer on your lids, lower lashline and inner corner. I wouldn't normally put primer along my inner corner on a daily basis, but it really does help the colour we're going to apply there look super bright. I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion in "Original".

2. Using the pad of your ring finger, apply a bronze creme eyeshadow all over the lid. Take care not to go too high above the crease.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in "Bad to the bronze"
3. Taking a metallic bronze eyeshadow, gently pat the colour on top of the creme shadow using a flat shader brush. You want to press the pigment on to the creme shadow, rather than "wipe" it on. We want that pretty colour to stick and sit on top of the creme.

Urban Decay NAKED2 Palette in "YDK"
4. With a dark brown colour and a fluffy blending brush, apply a tiny amount to your outer corner and blend into your crease using a gently windscreen wiper motion. Gradually bring the colour out towards your brow bone and smoke it out. Using the same dark brown shade and flat angled eyeshadow brush, line your lower lash line.

Urban Decay NAKED2 Palette in "Snakebite"
5. Taking a matte black eyeshadow (a VERY small amount! A little goes a long way here!), apply to the outer corner and softly blend the shade into the outer third of the lid to create dimension.

Urban Decay NAKED2 Palette in "Black Out"
6. For a pop of colour, apply a pigmented gold shade wet to the inner third of your lid with a flat shader brush.
Urban Decay NAKED2 Palette in "Half Baked"
7. For bigger and brighter eyes, apply a shimmery champagne gold shade to the inner corners. Bam, instant wide-awake peepers! (Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD "English Oak" Shade 1)

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD Palette in "English Oak" Shade 1
8. To further define your eyes, apply a black eyeliner pencil to your tight line and a nude or white pencil liner to your waterline.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in
"005 Nude" and "001 Black"
9. With a brown liquid liner, create a very thin line along your top lash line and draw a small flick at the outer corners. The liquid liner should only enhance the thickness of your lashes, not be too obvious.

Maybelline Hyperglossy Liquid Liner in "Brown"
10. Then just finish off by curling your lashes and applying a volumizing mascara!

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara

And that's it!

Crazy eyes mwahahaha

What event would you wear a makeup look like this to? Let me know in the comments below!

Ps. sorry if some of the photos are blurred. For some reason Blogspot has been acting up and is somehow blurring my normally sharp photos :/ I hope it wasn't too distracting!


  1. The freshness of the look indeed took me by surprise! I feel dealing with neutrals is difficult because you always have the risk of getting everything messed up. But once you learn to do it right, it's wonderful!

    You are beautiful!

    1. Aww thank you so much for your kind words Nivedita! Practice makes perfect and my best tip when it comes to eyeshadow is to apply it before your face makeup so cleaning up any mess is easier :) Good luck my dear! x

  2. This looks super gorgeous! I really want to try this out for a Christmas party or something!

    1. Thank you so much Jas! If you do, please do post a picture to Taken By Surprise's Facebook ( as I would love to see it :) x


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