Gold and Turquoise Eyeshadow Tutorial – Elsa Pell Guest Post

Hi there, I’m Kate from Elsa Pell, I was delighted when Sally said I could do a guest post for Rainy Day Faces, I really hope you guys enjoy it!

If you read my blog already, you might know that I was really taken with the colour schemes used in this year’s Summer make up collections. I have already done a blue eye make up tutorial based on one of the Dior eye palettes, but my absolute favourite was this YSL palette for Summer 2014. I absolutely loved the copper and turquoise hues, but I couldn’t spare £39 for a new palette, so I thought I’d see if I could make do with what I already had.

First off, I got the gold shade from the Body Shop Shimmer Cube Palette in 06 Warm and applied it all over the lid. Next I got the dark blue from the Topshop Lost In Time Palette and put it in the crease. This palette isn’t available anymore, but if you don’t have a similar shade already, the darkest blue in their Atlantis palette is similar. Next I got Plumage from MAC, and I placed it in the outer V section of my eyelid and under my lower lash line and blended. To balance everything out, I got some more of that gold eyeshadow I used on my eyelid and placed it under my tear duct before finishing off with some black eyeliner, here I used Blacktrack from MAC, and mascara – YSL Babydoll.

I really like how this look is quite colourful, but still wearable. I know a lot of people have these bright turquoises hanging around, but are always too scared to wear them, so this might give you an opportunity to get them out from the bottom of your make up drawer and dust them off! This would look great with a bronzed and highlighted face and a nude lip, but in the picture I’m wearing a coral lipstick, specifically Pygmalion Rouge Coco Shine by Chanel (LE).


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  1. Lauren says:

    Loving the shimmer with the eyes, always love a bit of eye sparkle, though I am not great at technique, so normally just stick with one colour. Great work, look forward to more tutorials.

    Meantime I have nominated you and your lovely blog for a Liebster Award, hope you will take part and gain new followers and discover some ace new blogs.