I recently posted this makeup look using gold leaf on instagram and I thought I would give my subscribers on here a more in depth tutorial on how to achieve this look. Most of the products used here are drugstore products. If you do not have these specific products, but do have something similar, go ahead and use that.
- Martha Steward Gold Leaf from craftstore
- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo
- Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
- Maybeline Brow Drama Brow Mascara
- Revlon Photoready Primer, Shadow, and Sparkle quad in Metropolitan
-Lorac Pro Palette shade Gold for inner corner highlight
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
-Becca Cosmetics Highlighter in Moonstone
The first step I always take when putting on my face is filling my eyebrows. I do this first in case I need to carve them out with concealer to clean them up, or hide stray hairs. It would mess up any shadow work already done, so i always do eyebrows first. My eyebrows are already pretty thick. They unfortunately are sisters and not twins, and have two different natural arches. I brushed the Maybeline Brow Drama Brow Mascara through them multiple times making sure I filled in sparse areas, and to try to get them as even as possible. Make sure to let the gel dry first before brushing through them with a spoolie brush to give it a natural look. (Well as natural as thick catepillar brows can look.)
Next I applied the eyeshadow. I normally don't use drugstore eyeshadow but this Revlon quad is my one exception. Its called the Revlon Photoready Primer, Shadow, and Sparkle. Quite a long name but I always get the Metropolitan one. Instead of using it as directed, I applied the highlight shade to my brow bone, then avoided the transition gray crease shade all together, and skipped to the dark brown lid color. Make sure to use a brush you can really pack the shade on as opposed to dusting it on. After packing it on I used a fluffy brush (Sigma e25) you can use any fluffy brush, and diffused the harsh line smoking it out. The main reason I keep buying this palette is the tiny little square they give you of glitter. I cover the entire lid with that gold glitter, over the dark brown, avoiding the smoke out. The inner corners are a brighter gold, and for that I used Gold from the Lorac Pro Palette to brighten it up on the top and bottom there. I took the elf smudger brush and did the same steps on my lower lid. Then I just added a coat of mascara. I have the shortest natural lashes so I always wear falsies, but today they took away from the gold sparkles on the top lid. I also didnt line them so the focus would be that glitter.
To apply my foundation, I squirt some onto a steel palette and dip a damp beauty blender into it. Then I bounce the beauty blender across my face stippling the foundation. When I get near my eyes, I use the pointy top end for cleaner application. This method gives me an airbrushed look, and full, even, coverage. Then I contour with my contour kit. I will be filming a video in the coming weeks to show how I contour my face.
Lastly, how I did my lips. I lined them with a black kohl eyeliner pencil. Then I applied my Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in Weirdo. In my opinion, Jeffree Star lipsticks are the best on the market right now. This is so pigmented you only need one swipe. This lipstick dries matte, but when it was still a little tacky and not fully dried I started applying the gold leaf to them. As you can see in some of the pictures I didn't think I had enough, so I went back and applied more later on. The gold leaf I used is the Martha Stewart brand one I got from Michaels (craft store.) Working with it was difficult to say the least. Gold leaf is the one in control and you are just struggling to get pieces off and to stick before you lose the sticky of the lipstick. For me, it came off in tiny pieces and was very hard to work with. I also applied some to the center of my lid on my eyes, but didn't like that look later on. Anyways, that is how I got this look. Hopefully if you recreate it, the gold leaf will be easier to work with for you. Hope you guys enjoyed this, and if you haven't, please subscribe on here, go to the instagram post and like/comment/follow to support me. Comment on the bottom of this page to let me know what you Glams think, and what other looks you want me to do.