Face of the Day (FOTD): Browns and Golds Tutorial

Last night I went to the theatre and my chosen outfit was black, gold and brown, so I decided to do my makeup (and nails!) using gold and brown shades.


  • MAC Prep + Prime Skin – MAC
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Foundation (Golden #6) – Boots
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (Deep #4) – Boots
  • MAC Blush (Peaches) – MAC
  • MAC Blush (Pink Swoon) – MAC
  • Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing Powder – Boots


  • MAC Paint Pot (Constructivist) – MAC
  • Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in What’s Nude (shimmer shade) – Boots
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette Half Baked – House of Fraser
  • Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in What’s Nude (dark brown shade) – Boots
  • MAC Eyeshadow (Vanilla) – MAC
  • Benefit High Beam – Boots
  • MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack) – MAC
  • MAC Eyeshadow (Carbon) – MAC
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner (#261 Noir)  – Boots
  • Collection 2000 Big Fake Mascara – Boots



  • MAC Lipstick (Creme de La Femme) – MAC
  • Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss (#29) – Boots

I admit I may try something new every once in a while, but I always go back to the same old brown & gold look. This little combo of colours is my ‘go-to’ look when I want a nice evening makeup, but I don’t want to look too made up!


I started with priming my face, following by foundation and concealer. Because I wanted a dewy finish on my skin, I didn’t powder over the foundation. I applied a peachy blush all over and a pink one on the apples of my cheeks, and contoured the hollows of my cheekbones with a bronzer.


I used the MAC Paint Pot as a primer and as a base to make the brown colour really pop. Then I applied the gold shadow just in the middle of the eye, a dark brown colour on the crease and a champagne shadow on the inner corner to open up the eyes.

I lined my upper lash line with gel eyeliner and my lower lash line with black eyeshadow and pencil liner because I wanted the bottom lashes to have a soft smokey look. I filled in my eyebrows with the lighter brown shade in the HD palette, applied two coats of mascara on my lashes, and that’s the eyes done.

For the lips, I went for a pink lipstick with gold shimmer in it, and layered a shimmery pink lipgloss over it for a glossy finish.


These are the Paris Hilton by Elegant Touch Nails. I’m not normally attracted to products with Paris’ face in it, but I really liked the design of these nails, and they went well with my outfit :)

What do you think of the brown and gold combination? Do you have a go-to makeup look that you can always rely on?

Do tell :)


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