Bold and Gold Makeup Look

September 08, 2018


 I used to use my Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Modern Renaissance' palette all the time. Since I was very young, I've been interested in eyeshadow, specifically red eyeshadow (I don't know why either) so I was thrilled to get my hands on this palette with it's gorgeous pure red shades and would use it daily! Recently though, I realised that I haven't been reaching for it as much, and I thought it was time to change that!

One thing that I have noticed from looking at 'Modern Renaissance' looks on Pinterest and blogs is that a lot of people seem to go for the red shades. I wanted to step away from them to give you something more unique, although if you would like me to share a look featuring some of the other shades, let me know and I'd be happy to do so - I use the reds the most!

1. Apply an eyeshadow primer. I almost always use the Urban Decay Primer Potions. I apply a small amount to the lid, blend it with my fingertip, and use a translucent (or white) face powder to set it with a fluffy brush.

2. Apply the shade 'Tempera' all over the lid and blend it towards the brow.

3. Apply 'Golden Ochre' to the crease of your eyelid and blend it thoroughly.

4. Using a fluffy brush and a light hand, apply 'Burnt Orange' to the crease and the outer third of your eyelid and blend.

5. On a flat brush, take a tiny amount of eyeshadow primer and cut the crease on the inner half of your eye. To do this, spread the primer gently over the lid and carefully create a line at your crease. Don't blend it ( even though it's tempting).

6. Using a different flat brush, take 'Primavera' and apply it over the top of the eye primer you just laid down. Be careful to keep the line at your crease nice and clean.

7. On a fluffy brush, take the shade 'Realgar' and apply it to the outer third of your eye. Blend it lightly into the gold of 'Primavera'.

8. You may need to apply more 'Primavera' and/or 'Realgar'. Just adjust the shades and apply more until you are happy with how it looks.

9. Apply a black eyeliner to the waterline of your eye. I like the Barry M Kohl Pencils.

10. Apply a couple of coats of mascara. My personal favourite is the 'Lash Hero Fibre Extension' mascara from The Body Shop.

11. Apply a deep purple lipstick. The shade I'm wearing is 'Sicily Iris' from The Body Shop's collection of lip liquids.

I hope that you found this tutorial easy to follow and like this look. If you recreate it, I would love for you to tag me on Instagram and/or Twitter so I can see! I was really feeling myself while wearing this look (which you can probably tell from the photos) and I hope you do too!


  1. I love this look! It's got me so inspired for Autumn, I might try and recreate it with my lil W7 palette! I love Sicily Iris but I once got called Marylin Manson when I wore it and while I take that as a compliment it did put me off! The struggle of being pale!

    1. Thank you! I was really pleased with how it came out; it's so autumnal and I liked making my lips the focal point instead of my eyes for once! I relate to the pale life struggles, but Sicily Iris is gaw-juss and you should just rock the Marilyn Manson look when you get the chance!


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