Five Ways To Use Gold Eyeshadow

This month’s Roccabox includes Luna by Luna Gold Eyeshadow: a sexy, heavily pigmented buildable colour in the most divine molten gold shade. We love it because it ticks a heap of boxes: it’s universally flattering, guaranteed to add warmth and twinkle to your peepers, oh and it gives us our shimmer kicks just in time for party season (when even the most die hard glitter protestors let a little sparkle into their lives.) While this gorgeous compact is giving us all the gold feels, we thought it would be fun to show you that there’s more than one way to wear it. So, here’s five ways to wear a gold eyeshadow that you may not yet have thought of….

Luna by Luna Eyeshadow

Ombre shadow: best for festival queens 

We’ve pinned this look and filed it away under festival make up inspo for summer 2020. You might want to do the same. Taken from Nicole Miller’s Spring/ Summer 2020 show, ombre eyes are loud, playful and look-at-me: all the qualities you never thought you’d find at the bottom of a gold eyeshadow palette. Prep your lids with primer for this look – you want to stop those standout colours from blurring into one sludgy shade - and then, leaving the inner third of the eye bare, take an opaque yellow shadow down the centre of your lids, followed by a bright orange on the outer third. Finally, pull out your Luna Gold Eyeshadow and pat heavily on to the inner section and round the inner corner. Coachella tickets sadly not included.

Gold highlighter: best for dark and olive skintones

This one is stunning on darker skin tones- as the ideal highlighter shade for any skintone is always one or two shades lighter than your natural skin colour, gold shadow as highlighter really lights up olive and dark skin. NB - lighter complexions will want to avoid this, or instead switch up your Luna Gold Eyeshadow for a much lighter shade gold. Look for a champagne gold or pearly - almost white - gold, depending on the natural depth and tone within your skin. Use the shadow to draw the eye to the top of your cheekbone for great facial definition – simply apply at the highest part of your cheekbone and the light will catch it perfectly. Using the same colour on both eyelids and cheeks is a make-up artist’s trick to creating a really pulled-together look that’s both modern and full of warmth, so continue the eyeshadow across your lids to complete the look. How can you not love a look that can be created with just one do-it-all product?

Body illuminator: best for body goals 

If you’re not squeamish about a little mess, try flaking off a few scrapes of Luna Gold Eyeshadow, and mixing together with one part body moisturizer, one part instant tan, and one part your usual foundation. The result? A shimmering body glow that JLo would be jealous of. Expect imperfections to be blurred and and add a gorgeous shimmery gleen to be imparted to limbs, collarbones and décolletage, just in time for all those parties. 

Mixed metal and glitter sockets: taste makers and trend setters 

Ok ok, we’ve pinched this idea straight from the Fendi Spring/ Summer ‘2020 catwalk, because a) we love to be the first to try a new beauty trend and b) we think it’s a great Chrimbo party look. To recreate this mixed metal trend – gold lids pared with gunmetal lower lids - first, gently brush a light layer of Luna Gold Eyeshadow all the way from upper lash line to just below your brows. Next rim your eyes with lots of black kohl liner- FYI the smudgier the better, this look is 90’s Mossy inspired. Finally smudge a gunmetal grey metallic shadow underneath the lash line, towards the sockets, and for extra sparkle factor pat a little glitter on top. Keep skin clean and bare-looking with a neutral base – shine-free but no powder in sight please – and give lips extra Nineties’ treatment with a nude glossy lippie.

Eyes that pop: best for hazel eyes

Hazel eyes look immense with shades of gold and bronze: two of the pigments that feature heavily in Luna’s Gold Eyeshadow. The gold particles instantly enhance the richness of your eye colour, while bronze fragments play up the warmth. For a mesmerizing colour that will literally make your eyes the focus, use a soft wash of creamy colour in a bronze-brown (look for one with purple undertone for added flatter factor) covering the entire socket. Next use your Luna Gold shadow to really amplify the look and make your eye colour ‘pop’: pat colour straight on to the centre of your lid, layering over the cream shadow and building up to two or three layers for extra colour intensity. 

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