Go for gold with your eyeshadow

10th Mar 17 | Beauty

We break down how to achieve Carrie Underwood's gorgeous gold Grammy Awards beauty look.

Carrie Underwood

Whenever Carrie Underwood steps out onto the red carpet she always looks flawless.

At the 2017 Grammy Awards she rocked a gorgeous red Elie Madi dress with Jimmy Choo heels, but it was her beauty look with glamorous gold eyeshadow which really caught attention.

Professional make-up artist, Nigit Begum, explains that Carrie's glitzy look can be easily recreated by first prepping the eye area with a primer such as Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion to make a smooth and crease-free base.

Next add a little of your favourite gold eyeshadow around the top and bottom of the eyelid area.

"I recommend MAC Dazzleshadow in I Like 2 Watch, a high intensity, mid-tone brown with gold sparkles which impart a twinkling sheen," Nigit told Cover Media. "Make sure you focus on applying the shadow between your top and bottom eyelashes to truly bring the gold sparkles out."

Then add a soft, thin line of kohl eyeliner such as Charlotte Tilbury's Rock 'N' Kohl eyeliner pencil in Bedroom Black, on your top eyelid and between the eyelashes, really blending it in.

Use your index finger to pull down your lower lid to expose your waterline, proceeding to apply the kohl liner on your waterline by starting at the outer corner and working towards the inner corner.

To finish the eyes, apply a couple of coats of a L'Oréal Volume Million Lashes Mascara to give your lashes volume and length.

As Carrie opted for dramatic eye make-up, she wisely chose to complement the look with a nude lip.

To create the perfect nude lipstick, first use a lip exfoliant, like Givenchy Mister Scrub Lip Smoothing Exfoliator, to remove any dead skin and create a smooth canvas.

Then smooth over Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat lip liner onto the pout for a defined line.

"It's waterproof so there's no feathering or transfer and it lasts up to six hours so your lips retain their shape and don't smudge," added Nigit. "Finally, apply Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips lipstick in Nude Kate, which is perfect for all skin tones."

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