Friday, January 24, 2014

EOTD: Gilded Gradient

I've been working on technique for creating ombre/gradient cat eyes in order to construct a straightforward, easy-to-follow tutorial. I experimented by using tape yesterday, inspired by the suggestion of others, in order to ensure sharp, clean edges. The teal look from earlier this week was very dramatic, so I sought to do something a little earthier and opted for gold. This was the result:

Haha, I found that the "wing" was a little more squared off and less fluid than when I did the design free-hand. But it still turned out pretty cool. I'm not accustomed to using tape to shape my shadow/liner, so I'm afraid I didn't angle it quite right. It probably would have looked better had I flared it outward a little more.

Again, this looked nice while my eyes were closed or downcast, however, due to my lack of lid-space, the full effect wasn't as apparent when I opened them.

Product list:

  • UD Primer Potion in Eden
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream in Bold Gold and Bad To The Bronze
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigment in Wild Gold
  • UD eyeshadows in Smog, Darkhorse, and Creep (original Naked palette)
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama gel eyeliner
  • Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof mascara
  • Andrea #53 eyelashes
Alrighty, back to work for me. TGIF, everyone, and thanks for reading! ^_^



  1. I think I like this colour combination even more than the teal one. Especially on your second picture it looks really cool!

    1. Aw, thanks, Nicole! I wasn't sure at first, but it's growing on me, now. :)

  2. I like the gold! It looks Egyptian to me. I think you can still see the gradient enough when your eyes are open. Very pretty!

    1. Thank you. <3 Yes, I think, for some reason, this one worked better than the teal one as far as being able to see the gradient with my eyes open. :)

  3. so gorgeous! excited for a tutorial :]