Gold leaf is the quintessential beauty tool for 2015. A touch of gold on your eye adds instant glamour to your New Year’s Eve look.


Start with a flawless complexion; cover any blemishes or spots with a yellow-toned concealer stick and smooth on a light layer of matte foundation. To achieve a summery glow, lightly apply a bronzer to your T-zone (forehead and nose), cheeks and jaw and blend using a large make-up brush.

Apply highlighter to your brow bones and just below your lower lashes to brighten your eyes. To add more sparkle, apply a glittery gold colour to your lower lash line and to the area just above your upper lash line.

To add definition to your cheeks, brush a darker layer of bronzer to the apples of your cheeks blending downwards so that the colour is concentrated underneath your cheekbones.

A smoky eye accented at the corners with flecks of gold leaf, and in the Fendi Spring 2012 show models sported a thick layer of gold leaf extending all the way up to their brows. Watson’s look is probably the better option for real life — it’s much more wearable.

Create a smoky eye in a soft cat-eye shape. To create this mod look, line your eyelids with a gel liner in a dirty charcoal colour. Then to create a smokey profile, sweep a pale grey colour across the eyelids from the lash line to the crease of the eye to the outer corner of the eyelid sweeping out and upwards for approximately 5mm at the outer corners of each eye to create a cat’s-eye shape.

Take the gold foil and carefully break it into small pieces, preferably in a few different sizes for variety. We suggest using scissors and clean hands.

Decide where each piece of gold leaf is going to go, and then apply each piece to the skin using tweezers. Gold leaf will usually stay on the skin on its own, but it’s a good idea to add a small amount of eyelash glue to keep it in place the entire night. If you don’t have eyelash glue, Vaseline, coconut oil, and jojoba oil are all alternatives for making the gold leaf stick — just know that it will be more likely to slide around. If you are not keen on using gold foil, try Stila Magnificient Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Comex Gold to create a similar effect.

Finish off the look with a slick of charcoal lengthening mascara for flirty lashes.

Line your lips with a rosy lip liner and you’re good to go!

Will you try this beauty look? Tell us in the comments below.

Model image via Pinterest.

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