The Awe-Inspiring Gold Look

The 1920’s vintage style gold look can be obtained by certain make-up products that you choose and how you apply them. 

How to Achieve the 1920’s Gold Look



By following the step by step instructions below, you can achieve a beautiful vintage gold look.

Adding the base

  • Apply a neutral foundation that compliments your skin tone
  • Apply a powder to set the foundation
  • Apply a light blush (optional)
  • Apply concealer where required and also concealer or primer  on the eyelids
  • Apply an eyelid base of a light peachy eyeshadow using a blending brush
  • Apply a neutral color eyeshadow to the brow bone
  • Apply a soft  shimmer beige shadow to the lower part of the lid extending to the crease
  • Apply a dark tone shimmery brown to the crease and outer eye 
  • Using a large brush blend the dark tone into the eye edge

Adding the Gold

  • Apply a loose gold powder eyeshadow using a brush by patting it onto the eyelid
  • Apply the gold all across the eyelid and up to the eyes crease
  • Blend the gold lightly with the brown edges 
  • Apply gold eyeshadow to the bottom of the eye (optional)
  • Apply shimmery light-colored cream eyeshadow  to the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes

Adding the Eyeliner

  • Line the upper eyelids with a dark pencil eyeliner
  • Smudge and blend the eyeliner for a softer look
  • Add eyeliner to the bottom of your eye and smudge accenting the outer edge of the eye

The Vintage Look for Brides


Brides that are looking for a more classic look often pick vintage style wedding dresses and accessories. Adding the glamorous addition of vintage look makeup completes the image you wish to portray. Common vintage style wedding dresses are Tea-length Wedding dresses. 

Tea Length Wedding Dresses


A tea length wedding dress is below the knee and above the ankle. There are a variety of necklines and fabrics to choose from. 

Dresses for your body type come in the following styles:

  • Mermaid
  • A-Line
  • Sheath
  • Ballgown

And can include any of the following necklines:

  • Off the shoulder
  • One shoulder 
  • Scoop
  • Sweetheart
  • Halter
  • Bateau
  • Scoop 
  • Square
  • Strapless
  • V-neck
  • illusion

Hiring a makeup Artist


When preparing for or attending a formal event, it is a wise idea to hire a professional makeup artist. Looking your best in photographs that capture your beauty is especially important if you are the focus of the event.  Here are some tips to consider when hiring a professional makeup artist:

  • Research several makeup artists in your area
  • Ask family and friends for recommendations
  • Do a makeup trial by makeup artists before the event
  • Choose a makeup artist that uses quality products
  • Choose a makeup artist that is easy to work with and can meet your needs

Choosing the Right Makeup

If you are comfortable applying your own makeup, you must choose good quality products that will last the day or evening without having to reapply. Here are some new products out on the market that are gentle on the skin and create a beautiful lasting effect.

  • Beautyblender Re-Dew Set and Refresh Spray – a simple mist revives makeup
  • Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation – comes in 30 shades
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation – waterproof and fade-proof 24-hour wear
  • Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Survival Serum – hydrating skin care product and a primer
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barrier Cream – creates a barrier for sensitive skin
  • Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Touche Eclat High Cover Radiant Concealer – for complete coverage
  • Bond No.9 New York Lips – a collection of 9 different red lipsticks, one swipe lasting lipsticks
  • Pat McGrath Labs FetishEyes Mascara – creates the 60’s doll-like lashes
  • Benefit Roller Liner – extra fine-tipped matte black and matte brown for crisp, precise lines
  • Stila After Hours & Happy Hour Eye Shadow Palettes – mixed shimmer, sparkle, and matte colors

Using the Right Brushes and Makeup Applicators

It is important to use specific brushes and makeup applicators to achieve a professional look. 

  • Foundation Brush – used to apply liquid foundation to a non-streaky smooth finish
  • Powder Brush – used to apply powder foundations and bronzers
  • Stippling Brush – smaller multi-purpose for applying liquid foundation, bronzer, and blush
  • Concealer Brush – very small brush used to pat on concealer in a controlled manner
  • Blusher Brush – used to apply powdered blush
  • Contour Brush – used with an illuminating powder or bronzer to blend and highlight cheekbones
  • Smudger Brush – used to create smokey eyes by smudging hard lines to soften the look
  • Lip Brush – Used to create perfect lip lines and apply lip color evenly

Now you know how to achieve the gold look with your makeup, lets pair this up with clothing and accessories.

To Create a Dramatic Overall Gold Look

There are various ways to attain fashionable gold looks. Whether you accent your outfit with gold accessories, gold footwear, gold jewelry or gold clothing, there are endless possibilities. 

Gold Clothing

Gold is covering the fashion runways this fall. There are several glamorous gold fashions to choose from like: 

  • Brocade Suits
  • Gilded Gowns
  • Gold Velvet Tiered Dresses
  • Gilded evening skirts
  • Gold pants
  • Gold blazers
  • Gold Shells
  • Gold Blouses
  • Gold Jumpsuits

And so much more.

Gold Accessories

For a more subtle gold look, you can simply accessorize with gold items such as:

  • Gold Scarves
  • Gold Handbags
  • Chunky Gold Necklaces 
  • Gold Earrings
  • Gold bracelets
  • Gold Watches
  • Gold Belts
  • Shimmery Stockings
  • Gold hair clips and pins
  • Gold Rings

Gold Footwear


Step up your gold look with fashionable footwear. There are so many styles to choose from to compliment any look you are trying to achieve. Try any one of these to add a touch of gold to your outfit:

  • Gold Sandals
  • Gold Flip Flops
  • Gold Pumps
  • Gold Sneakers
  • Gold Boots
  • Gold Flats
  • Gold Stilettos 

So now you are all jazzed up. The final touch is a touch of gold nail and toe polish. A french manicure with gold tips can create a very sophisticated look. Or how about adding a gold charm on your pinky nail. 

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