How to Get the Glam Gilded Makeup Look That Is So Right Now

When beloved celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath, whose famous devotees include Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston, released her first-ever beauty product, a gold shadow called Gold 001, product junkies went crazy, and the pigment sold out immediately.

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While it may still be tough to get your hands on McGrath's metallic shadow, you can still score a gorgeous gold eye just in time for all of those holiday parties that are bound to creep up on your calendar.

Kasey Yvonne, a makeup artist based in Sarasota, Florida, offers up her tips for giving your lids the perfect metallic treatment.

1. Prime Time

For starters, you'll want to prime the lids to create a smooth canvas for the look. "There are two different ways to do a primer," Yvonne tells The Stir. "You could use a concealer as a primer, an actual eyeshadow primer, or I sometimes like to use the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to give the lid a lighter base so the shadow really pops." She then sets the primer with a light matte shadow which will help the other shades blend together.

2. Warm It Up

"Using a transition shadow between the socket of the eye and the brow bone, I would use a shadow to warm up the eye and give more tonality to the overall look," Yvonne explains. "Using just one shadow all over (the lid) can make the look very flat."

3. Get Golden

For the third step, Yvonne takes her shadow brush and sprays it with a touch of MAC's Prep + Prime Fix+ and packs Urban Decay's Half Baked Eyeshadow all over the lid. But be careful, she cautions -- you don't want to soak the brush, just mist it. "The dampness of the brush will almost make the shadow last as long as a cream shadow, but still dry with a beautiful velvet finish," says Yvonne.

4. Line Up

When it's time to line the lids, Yvonne loves a cat eye. "I like to do my liner before I add any depth to the outer corners of the eyes," she says. "Sometimes the eyeliner is enough depth, especially for smaller eyes, but if you want to smoke it out a little bit on the outer corners, the eyeliner really gives you a guide on where to place it."

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5. Smoke Screen

To "smoke it out," take a dark brown shadow mixed with a dot of black and apply it almost into the crease. Keep this shadow on the outer edges of your lids and blend it out really well. Then, take the transitional shadow you first used to add warmth and blend that with the dark brown shadow to soften the look.

6. Gimme More

For an extra shot of gold, Yvonne suggests spraying a pencil brush with the MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ and use it to apply a hint of gold shadow under the bottom lash line.

7. Lash Out

If you're going for a dramatic eye look, up the ante with some false lashes. Yvonne loves the House of Lashes "Iconic" style, which she blends with her real lashes using a light coat of mascara.

 

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