Beauty

Gold Rush Makeup Tutorial for Beginners

Guest blogger Karen Blanchard from Where Did U Get That gives us a baby-step tutorial on how to master gold makeup #Targetstyle.

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I went out of my comfort zone, dabbling with stronger makeup for the party season. Read on to see what I used!

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The makeup I used was all found at Target: 

  • Sonia Kashuk Holiday Brush set (good Christmas gift)
  • CoverGirl Queen Collection lipgloss in Copper Bliss
  • Revlon PhotoReady Cream Eye Art in Dessert Dazzle (once dry this stays put until you take it off)
  • L’oreal Extra Intense Eyeliner in Black (my fave liner pencil for what? three years?)
  • Ardell lashes
  • Maybelline Fit Me blush in Medium Coral  (I’m always looking for the perfect coral blush)

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First, I applied the Revlon cream shadow all over the lid, blending fast with my fingers. This dries fast!

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Switched ends for the gold flecks. I took this because it’s gold and green in one product versus buying two separates.  

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Gold flecks over the green shadow…

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…brown in the crease from the Elf baked shadow trio.

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Being this is a full-on party makeup idea, I added false lashes to my nonexistant ones. Normally I don’t wear them but their transformative effect has always been oddly appealing. 

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Once the lash glue dried, I lined with the usual L’Oreal eye pencil, extending a little past the outer corner.  

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The Maybelline Fit Me coral blush on the cheek apples.

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The coppery gold section from the Elf shadow. I used it for highlighting instead of buying a separate product. 

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I applied it on the cheekbones and nose bridge.

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Lips last with the Copper Bliss lipgloss over an old brown lip liner. 

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I skipped jewelry and used more Elf gold from the baked eye shadow trio on the collarbone. 

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Ta dar *arms outstretched.*    

One makeup look to try for the season. The tricky part was adding the lashes but the rest was straightforward. I kept the outfit simple: a men’s suit with nothing under the jacket (except well-placed adhesive!)

 

From London to New York, Karen Blanchard loves the thrill of the hunt – the hunt for the city’s best shopping gems, that is. Her blog showcases her favorite fashion finds, uncovers vintage secrets and documents street style. Where Did U Get That was named one of the “10 NYC Fashion Blogs Worth Reading” by Huffington Post. In March 2012, she was named #1 on the Huffington Post’s list of Black Style Stars.