Gold spotlight halo eyeshadow tutorial


Hi fashionsistas!

Today I filmed an eyeshadow tutorial, I thought it would be a change from the full face ones I have been doing, I haven't done an eyeshadow-only tutorial since my smokey eye one (aaaaages!) In this tutorial I’ll demonstrate how to do gold halo spotlight eyes.

I prefer a more toned down version of the traditional bold and bright halo eye makeup that you see on the red carpet and at fashion shows. As you will see in the tutorial, I’ve done a more wearable version, I think as my eyes are quite big, this suits me much better than the metallic style that I have tried before.

Watch below to learn how to easily do a wearable halo spotlight eyeshadow look

I hope you loved this eyeshadow tutorial and found it helpful in creating a killer halo eye.

You can find all of the products I used today in my beauty box.

And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway – you just need a killer wardrobe and some lipstick!

Big love,
xox Marina

Can’t watch this video right now? Read the step-by-step guide to creating a halo spotlight eye

Step 1: Brow bone

First I placed Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Barely Branded (champagne shade) on my brow bone using a Zoeva 223 Cream Shader Brush.

Step 2: Eye crease

Using the Urban Decay Naked Palette I took the shade ‘Buck’ (a matte medium brown) with a Zoeva 228 Crease brush and swept that through my crease to create some soft definition.

Step 3: Corner and centre of eyes

Next I took the shade ‘Smog’ (shimmery dark brown with a gold tone) and placed it at the inner and outer corners of my eye with a Zoeva 237 Detail Shader Brush and I softened the edges with a Zoeva 228 Crease Brush. I then repeated the same step using the shade ‘Darkhorse’ (shimmery dark brown). TIP: If you aren’t sure if you have enough on, just leave it and come back after you apply the gold.

TIP: Be sure to leave the center of your eye free of any dark colours, since this is where you need to place the gold to make it pop.

Using a clean wet MAC 213 Brush, I pat the shade ‘Halfbaked’ (Gold) at centre of my eye and then blended around the edges softly with a Zoeva 223 Petit Eye Blender Brush.

I then went back in with the shade ‘Darkhorse’ at outer corner and inner corners of the eye with a Zoeva 237 Detail Shader Brush and softened out the edges with a Zoeva 228 Crease Brush.

Step 4: Waterline and along the lower lash line

Using a NYX Eyeliner on gold, I lined my waterline and then created the same affect under my eye as I did on top, so placing this liner at the center of my bottom lashes (I also placed some at my tear duct to brighten that area).

I then placed the shade ‘Darkhorse’ at the outer and inner corners of the bottom lash line using a Zoeva 226 Smudger Brush then smudged it out further with a Zoeva 223 Petit Eye Blender Brush. I then took a small wet brush and pat the shade ‘Halfbaked’ at the centre.

Step 5: Concealer

I concealed my under eyes using the Giorgio Armani Master Corrector Concealer and blended that in with a Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer Brush.

Step 6: Lashes

This eyeshadow look is perfect with some lashes so I used Paul’s Boutique Lengthening Lashes. Then popped a little Clinique mascara on my bottom lashes to really open up my eyes.