All My Tips + Inspo For Nailing Gold Makeup



Who doesn’t love a little gold?! Personally, I’m obsessed with it and I love to do a gold makeup look as much as I love layering on gold jewelry! In case you haven’t heard, our newest mini palette, the Gold Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, $29, which we launched exclusively at Cult Beauty a few months ago, is now available on After creating this stunning gold palette for Cult Beauty, I instantly fell in love, and I knew I had to be able to share it with you guys on our site as well.

Our Huda Beauty Gold Obsessions palette features nine stunning gold shades inspired by a beautiful honey onyx stone that was actually for my new home. Like all our Obsessions palettes, it packs four stunning textures; buttery mattes, a shimmer topper, extra-high shine metallics, plus a new gold flake metallic shimmer, AKA my latest obsession!

Ask anyone in my team, and they’ll tell you I’ve been wearing it non-stop for the past two months. It’s such a versatile palette, so it can take you from a subtle day time look to full-on glam. Plus, not only is gold so on-trend ATM and pretty on the eyes, but it’s also a timeless shade for any occasion.

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This is my go-to gold look: it’s sexy, sultry, and accentuates the eyes. I also love the smokey brown liner created using the rich brown in the palette, as it brings the look together and lifts the eye without looking overdone or super intense.

Whenever I’m experimenting with gold tones, I like to keep the look monochromatic with a nude lip and gold-toned highlighter. This creates a more harmonious look that’s suitable for any occasion, from date night with your boo to a girly dinner.

Check out how I achieved this look in the tutorial below.


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When I said this palette is versatile, I wasn’t exaggerating. From a rich brown smokey eye to a metallic lid moment, you can create so many different looks. Check out these three dope looks, plus my top tips for using the palette.

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A halo eye will never go out of style, it immediately opens up your eyes and makes them pop. A halo eye is created by using light or bright colors in the center of the eyelid, which is contrasted by darker shadow on either side. This look is super easy to achieve with the gold palette. Simply contrast the rich, brown tones with a beam of metallic gold in the center and you’ll achieve the most stunning halo eye in seconds. For more tips on this eyeshadow technique, check out our halo eye look book.

Top tip: Brushes are super important to get a smooth finish in the crease and across the lid. Blend out the deep mattes with a fluffy brush to give definition and shape to the eyes.

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One of my favorite things about this palette and gold, in general, is it’s universally flattering. Regardless of your skin tone or eye color, you can find a way to make it work. Case in point: this simple yet stunning gold metallic lid.

With that said, regardless of the look you’re going for – from natural to a smokey eye – always define your crease. By working a deeper shadow into the crease, you’ll add depth, making your eyes look bigger. The secret is to slowly build up the eyeshadow with a soft fluffy brush using a back and forth motion. Try using the deeper pink shade in your crease, or the rich brown shade for more depth – sometimes I like to combine the two.

Top tip: For a soft daytime look, build a base using matte shades, and add a shimmery eyeshadow topper across the lid using your finger, flat brush, or sponge applicator.

To create a smokey liner look, trade-in your liquid eyeliner and replace it with eyeshadow for a softer finish. All you need is a thin angled brush and a deep brown shade. I like to trace the shape of my wing using the pencil in our Huda Beauty Life Liner Duo Pencil and Liquid Liner, $25, and then layer the eyeshadow on top for a long-lasting liner look. For a softer look, just use eyeshadow.

Top tip: For deeper shades, blend is your friend. The toppers and metallics can also be used to accentuate the lower lash line or add to inner corners for a soft highlight to keep eyes looking big and bright.

Need more inspo? Check out these Gold Obsessions looks and tutorials below: 

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