If I haven’t mentioned it enough yet – I love gold. Everything looks better in gold. It’s such a luxurious finish, it exudes both power and warmth at the same time.
What I love even more is the combination of gold and black. They couldn’t compliment each other any better, one with complete lack of light and perspective, and the other with nothing but reflective hues and dimension.
I often use a toned down version of this combination in my daily eye makeup, but this time I went all out and did a very artistic, statement look.
The motivation behind this idea is a box of gold leaf I bought the other day for my paintings. For the eyes, I painted a thick coat of black gel eyeliner on as a base with a rough artist’s brush to give that texture, then applied the gold leaf with eyelash glue and added some gold glitter for depth. I followed a similar technique for the lips, except I drew the lip edges with a thin, precise brush.
The mandalas were made by playing around with the lip photo in my editing program, and I feel like they compliment the other photos very well! They add a sense of mystery, which is what I was going for with these images.
Thank you for reading! 😊