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How to Apply Gold Eye Shadow

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to apply gold eye shadow in this eye makeup tutorial from Howcast.


"Hi I'm Patricia Longo am I'm a celebrity makeup artist. I've worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at 30 Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do, will learn how to do it on these videos.
So, on the runway this season they're showing a lot of metallic eye shadow. Um, for the holidays there was a lot of gold and silver, but now gold has been coming popular all throughout the year. And for the summer they even show color. Orange and green eye shadow, yes. Orange and green clothes with orange and green eye shadow believe it or not. So I wanna show you how you can combine the runway look with gold eye shadow with a little bit of color in there. I'm gonna do it on Sebella.

So I'm gonna start off with a loose eye shadow and it's sort of a gold coral color. And what I do is I take the gold and I put it flat all on the eye, I put it everywhere, I go crazy with this. It doesn't matter if you mess-up, you won't be able to mess-up with the gold eye shadow because once you put it on it just looks fabulous. And if it falls on the face, like I said gold on the face is working too. So when you use the loose, I usually put it in the cap, pour a little in the cap and then I dab the eye shadow brush in there. And I put a little bit on my hand so the rest falls off and then I, close the eye, I put it all on the eye. And like I said if it falls on the face, so what, gold is everywhere today, gold on the cheeks, gold on the eyes, gold on the lips. There's the gold eye shadow all on the eye and I like to bring it out as much as possible. I even put a little gold underneath the eye, take a little bit and put it just underneath the eye. And as I say, ""my sponge is my friend"". And what I do is clean it up a little bit. With a light color you can always use the sponge. When I use a dark color and the dark eye shadow gets all over the face, that's when I go back to my finger with my little clean towelette. But being that it's gold and I love gold everywhere, it's ok to blend it, blend it right in.

So now I grab some lovely orange loose eye shadow and again, I pour some of it into the cap and I take my little contour and I dab a little of that. Now as you can see, look how much there, so what I do is I tap it a little bit, but like I said, I also blend it, my hand is my palette as you saw as Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, he uses his hand for everything. But I also use it because it really, really makes you blend easier and now I have just the right amount of eye shadow on here. See all the rest? That would end up all over your face, if I didn't sit here and dab it, dab it, dab it. Close your eye. And now we're gonna put some orange. Now the one thing I love about color is, I'm actually gonna put color, not just in the crease, but I'm gonna go on her eyeball as well. And usually what I do I I'll take the contour brush and I'll just keep going back and forth, back and forth in her crease, really get into her crease. And as I'm doing the crease, the rest of the brush is touching the eyeball, so I'm getting in the crease, really getting it in there, back and forth, back and forth, you feel it? Back and forth and then blend, blend, blend. And then of course I go back to my towelette and I wrap it around my finger, because see, the dark color is all over her face now? And I wipe it off; this is the best way to take off the rest of the shadow, too dark underneath the eye. And you make sure you clean it off your hand, because if you don't clean it off your hand, all that orange is gonna go all over your clothes. Then I take a tissue like I did once before and I dab and now we have colored eyes for the summer!

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