Have I read King of Scars yet? No. Do I care? No. I’m just here to talk about the pretty gold cover and all the pretty gold makeup products because I love gold makeup. And I love this cover. And I love Nikolai. I’m excited to read this one but we’re just not there yet my friends, we just aren’t there yet. I never know how to write the intros for these posts so hi hello let’s talk about makeup. (This is gonna be quick because it’s just…gold.)
Okay okay let’s start with a really simple base because I’m lazy. We may be going for a dramatic look but that doesn’t mean we want to spend a lot of time on it. For foundation we’re gonna go with the Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation because it’s super easy to blend and looks really nice! Then we’ll throw on some concealer, if you’re anything like me you’ll need at least three layers, and I think that the Urban Decay Naked Skin Complete Coverage Concealer is a great choice! Then we’ll set all that in place with my number one favourite powder that I try to only put in every other makeup post, the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder. Now some colour! I’m really into this pretty light pink Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush in Above & Beyond. I think it’ll give the face a bit of life without taking away from the gold and black we’ll have going on everywhere else. And for just a little bit of highlight, I think that the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money is the perfect light shade.
Now for the eyes! This is going to be so beyond simple but there’s honestly nothing I love more than a good gold shadow so I’m into it. First we’ll just give the eye a bit of definition with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked. Then we’re going for it with the gold, I was looking for one of the shades that I own that I think would be even more perfect but this one looks super pretty too so I don’t really think you can go wrong. It’s the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Here We Go Again which is the most pretty metallic yellow gold. I know the cover is more of a orange toned gold or more of a bronze but I want something bright and intense for this so here we are. After that it all over the lid we’re just gonna go for a bit of a winged liner look, using the Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen and then some mascara. I want some drama for the lashes so I think the best option here is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. It’s kind of clumpy and very dramatic and I love it. (Also throwing some of the highlighter in the inner corner would be a very good choice at this point!)
Now we’ll finish this off with the lips. I’ve got three options because I’m not good at making choices! The first is the one that I would choose, and it’s just a simple matte black lip. I love the Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Friday. If you’re more exciting than me I think the Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold is stunning. I’ve looked at it before while shopping for someone else and it’s so so pretty. The third option is just layering the two. I think the black base could make the gold pop even more. Maybe. I don’t wear lip gloss so I don’t really know but I think it’s a solid plan. Okay there we go! I really like this one because it’s something that I would definitely wear and might actually try it with makeup I own pretty soon! I hope you liked this post!