Golden eye makeup isn’t just for summer. A softer take on the classic smoky eye look, this golden version uses soft hues from our Beyond Artistry Palette to illuminate the eyes without being heavyA slight smoky eye, the beauty of this look is in the (metallic) details.  

Using an eye-catching crimson shade to line the eyes and slightly smoke out, this golden goddess-inspired look is a true show-stopper for the festive season.  

Beyond Collection, golden smoky eye

With 12 highlypigmented shimmer powder eyeshadows, the Beyond Artistry Palette combines two-tone metallics with warm Autumnal hues for an ethereal shimmer finish. As always, each shade delivers a colour-intense pigment so you can create a number of shimmering looks. 

Taking inspiration from parties of festive past, this look is easy to achieve with our step-by-step instructions. While we may not be attending the usual Christmas celebrations this year, this look is 100% wearable whether you’re celebrating at home or attending a virtual party.  

Find videos easier to follow along? Watch as our Director of Artistry Pablo Rodriguez creates the festive-inspired look:

Step one: create a base

A cult-favourite brow product, our Precision Brow Gel also makes a great base for eyeshadow. In this look, Pablo uses it in the shade Awe to prime the eyelid, covering the entire surface, so the golden shimmer eye shadow pops later. 

Step two: get golden and highlight the brow

Next, pair a brush and the shade GLOW BEYOND from the Beyond Artistry Palette, and swipe over the lid, patting for fuller coverage. Use pearlescent ULTRA-DAZE to highlight your brow arch. 

Step three: create a crimson smoked-out liner effect

Trace along your upper lash line with our Colouring Eye Pencil in Honor, thickening toward the outer-edge of your eyelashes. Next, layer MAROON VELVET, an intense metallic crimsonon top of your eyeliner, subtly smoking it out.  

Step four: add volume to your lashes

Coat your lashes with Masquara Raven, applying liberally to create a high-impact look. An Illamasqua must-have our Masquara Raven lengthens, defines and dramatises lashes to the extreme. 

Step five: bring out the big guns with fake lashes

This is a party look, after all. Get extra festive with lust-worthy lashes. Apply our False Eye Lashes in Desire to complete the look. 

Paired with a dewy skin finish, you’ll be rocking the golden goddess look in no time 

Our Beyond collection includes a range of products to keep you glowing through the colder months. Add yourself to Santa’s nice list and treat yourself to the products used in this tutorial today. 

Krista Thurrott

Krista Thurrott

Writer and expert

When I’m not writing or perusing the beauty section, I'm usually applying skincare or trying a new eyeliner. Most confident in minimal makeup with a bold lip, I invite you to join me on my journey to find the perfect mascara and red lipstick!