Antique Gold Eyes and Deep Plum Lips

Hey Beauties!

Today, I’ve got another fall inspired makeup look that I showed on my Instagram – if you don’t follow me, come join the family! I asked if you would like to see a post and the answer seemed to be yes so here it is! As you all know, I am a full blown vampy lipstick lover and I will not turn down any opportunity to wear one – aka everyday in the autumn. This particular look was inspired by the Deep Lips/Gold Lids tutorial by Casey Holmes, and while I have no where near the talent she does I thoroughly enjoy playing with eyeshadow and seeing what transpires. 

To create this look, I followed my normal everyday foundation and brow routine – see here – and then finished off my complexion with the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Glisten – a peachy pink with gold shimmer – and a heavy dose of highlight along the cheek bones and nose using The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer. I wanted to keep the base really simple and clean without much colour because the eyes and lips were both going to be such a focal point. 

Moving on to the eyes, I primed with my favourite L’oreal Color Riche Eyeshadow Primer and then went in with two palettes. The majority of the shadows came from the Stila In the Light palette with only one coming from the Sleek Vintage Romance palette. I started by placing Bliss from the Stila palette into the crease and a transition shade and blended well. Then for the lid I used Bubbly all over the lid, packing it on well and focusing on the centre of the lid. I then took Court in Cannes from the Sleek palette and placed that over top, primarily in the outer V, to warm it up. The Stila shade is a very standard yellow gold while the Sleek shade is more bronze and I liked the combination it created. Then I placed Gilded Gold from Stila into the crease and blended everything thoroughly. A tiny bit more of Bubbly on the very centre of the lid and along the lower lash line, a bit of Kitten on the inner corners and that’s that. To finish the eyes off, I applied my go to Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara and tightlined using Stila’s Waterproof Smudegstick in Damsel – a dark brown. 

Last but not least, the show stopper of this look – the lips. I used a clear lip liner from No Bleeding Lips and then went to town with Wet n’ Wild’s Mega Last Matte lipstick in Vamp it Up – please excuse the dry lips. This is hands down one of my favourite lipsticks for fall and winter, it is a stunning rich purple that borders on black. Definitely not everyones taste but for $3 why not try it?

Overall, I am in love with this look and I will be rocking it a million more times this season. I hope you liked it! 



  1. Jodi Butler
    November 24, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    Beautiful, Courtney! Love that lip colour on you!

    • Courtney Connolly
      December 4, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you Jodi! xx

  2. The Procrastinator
    November 24, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    THIS LIP!!!!!!

    • Courtney Connolly
      December 4, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      obsessed right? x

  3. Rachel Marie
    November 24, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    stunning! xI've got a giveaway over on my blog if you want to take a look :)

    • Courtney Connolly
      December 4, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      Thanks Rachel! x

  4. Jen27
    November 25, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Ooh, love the ultra deep lip on you! The shimmery golden eye is the perfect complement. You look gorgeous :)

    • Courtney Connolly
      December 4, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much Jen!! You always look amazing so that means so much! x

  5. Megan Joy
    November 28, 2014 / 3:53 am

    That last photo is beyond stunning. You have such lovely eyes! And the dark vampy lip against your fair complexion is so pretty!

    • Courtney Connolly
      December 4, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much Megan!! x

  6. Tracy@Beauty Reflections
    November 30, 2014 / 2:10 am

    ADORE this look! Just so gorgeous!

    • Courtney Connolly
      December 4, 2014 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you Tracy! x

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