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.


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


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)


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


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


Gold flecks over the green shadow…


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


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. 


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


The Maybelline Fit Me coral blush on the cheek apples.


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


I applied it on the cheekbones and nose bridge.


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


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


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.