When I started out with wearing eye makeup there was one tiny little thing I always did - highlight the inner corner of my eye. I used to use NYC eyeliner pencil duo which had a gold shade on one end and black on the other end. A hint of that gold on my inner corner always got me compliments. And for someone starting out in makeup that gave me a lot of confidence and told me I wasn't doing it all wrong !

This is a look that progresses in five steps. We start out with the gold on the inner corner and work our way from there ! Each stage is / was a complete look on its own for me and you will love how easy it really is !

Given my tan skin (NC40) I love using gold. But if you have ...
Very fair / light skin tone try - champagne/ silver/ pearly white / pale gold
Medium / Dark Skin Tone try - Gold / Bronze / Honey Gold.
These are easy choices AKA blanket statement. Use anything that makes your eyes pop and makes you feel better.



A clean set of brows, some mascara and gold on the inner corner.
Here I used a gold shadow ( Urban Decay - Half Baked ) and a small flat shadow brush to apply it. A gold pencil like the one from NYC will make this all the more easier.

A little liquid eyeliner along the upper lash line.
I used brown LORAC eyeliner. But black will look just as great. A favorite drugstore liquid eyeliner of mine is the one from Prestige Cosmetics.

Run a pencil eyeliner along the lower lash line.
I used brown ( Urban Decay - Bourbon) just to keep it uniform.

Use a plum brown shadow along the lower lash line softly lining it. I generally start from the outer corner moving inwards, so the shade fades as it moves towards the inner corner.
I've used the plum brown shade form Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Shadow Trio - The Stone Eye Palette

STAGE 5 : Apply the same shadow along the upper lash line.

That's it there you have it - a perfectly good beginners look in five easy steps. But the best part - you can stop at any stage just add some mascara, do your brows and you are good to go !

Lemme know if these tidbits are helping you. Its fun sharing my personal journey through the world of beauty !

Indian Girl


The Housewife said... @ June 15, 2010 at 4:17 AM

I love your breakdowns... you really simplify things so much! I heart all UD shadows! I was wondering what primer you normally use? I use UDPP but it no longer seems enough.

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ June 15, 2010 at 4:21 AM

Hi The Housewife !

Aww..thank you. I've had the most awful day and hearing from you folks brightens it up !

The truth is IRL I am super simple with my makeup so that makes it much easy for me to just share what I'm doing !

My super most favorite primer is SKINN Orchid gel or SKINN Insta fill for eyes. Nothing works better on me!

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said... @ June 15, 2010 at 5:52 AM

Wow thanks for these tips! I don't like my "natural" look at all, but I think yours is gorgeous! I will have to try this.

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said... @ June 15, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Wow thanks for these tips! I don't like my "natural" look at all, but this is gorgeous! I will have to give it a try :)

Harini said... @ June 15, 2010 at 7:06 AM

You make it sound like a cake walk. Hope I get it right atleast this time. Thanks a ton IG.

Wanderlust said... @ June 15, 2010 at 10:22 AM

im so gona be trying this out today :D.. thanks!

maki said... @ June 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM

great idea about putting gold on the inner corner.. i also prefer gold than silvery, pearly shades in my inner corner and im nc20.

Ciambella said... @ June 17, 2010 at 4:16 AM

This definitely helped me! I've been wearing non-work-appropriate eye makeup for long enough to forget how to do a subtle work-friendly eye (I'm a student in graduate school). I was late for my first day at my internship--luckily I remembered your tutorial, followed it, and was out the door exactly on time. And I looked great, too! Thanks!

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