Makeup Tutorial: How To Get Emma Watson’s Dramatic Gold and Black Cat Eye

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Published on August 21, 2011 with 9 Comments

At the ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2′ New York Premiere last month, Emma Watson paired her slicked-back pixie cut with a defined gold and black cat eye and nude lips. I loved how powerful the look is and those golden foil on the outer corners are such a nice accent! Read on to see my step-by-step tutorial on how to recreate this gorgeous eye makeup.

Emma Watson Makeup Tutorial
Emma Watson Eye Makeup at Harry Potter Premiere

Smoky gold and black eye makeup


Step 1. Prep the eyelid with a primer to ensure more vibrant and longer-lasting color.

What I Used: NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Applying NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base


Step 2. Apply a golden yellow eyeshadow onto the inner corner of the eye. Wet the brush for more intensity.

What I Used: MAC Golden Lemon Pigment

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 3. Pat a metallic charcoal eyeshadow onto the remaining eyelid.

What I Used: MAC Knight Divine Eyeshadow

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 4. Sweep a black eyeshadow onto the crease. Drag it past the outer corner for a cat-eye shape. To copy Emma’s look down to a T, drag the color from the inner corner towards your brow as well.

For the perfect cat-eye shape, hold a Kleenex or apply medical tape under the eye before you apply the color. Alternatively, clean up the line with a foundation brush or sponge dipped in foundation.

What I Used: NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 5. Apply the golden yellow and charcoal shadows on the lower eyelid.

What I Used: MAC Golden Lemon Pigment and NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 6. Run a black pencil eyeliner along both upper and lower lashlines.

What I Used: NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 7. Go over the line with a black liquid liner to add drama and staying power.

What I Used: Jealousness Waterproof Eyeliner in Smoked Black BK-II

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 8. Apply tiny pieces of gold foil on the outer corner of the eye. Don’t have any handy? Dab some of the golden yellow eyeshadow with a damp brush instead.

What I Used: MAC Golden Lemon Pigment

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 9. Coat your lashes with black mascara. Add fake lashes as desired.

What I Used: CoverGirl Natureluxe Mousse Mascara in Very Black and Jealousness Fake Lashes in JS-507 Captivating Cat Eye

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Step 10. Clean up any eyeshadow fallouts and you are done!

Emma Watson Smoky gold and black cat eye Makeup Tutorial


Extra Tips On Nailing The Look
* When working with very dark colors on the eyes, do your foundation and concealer last to avoid a massive cleanup.

* To prevent colors from turning muddy, always start with the lighter colors before moving to the darker ones.

* Since this is very defined, strong look, do not worry too much about the blending. Just make sure you keep the undereye area as clean as possible.

NARS Pandora, MAC Golden Lemon and Knight Divine
NARS Pandora, MAC Golden Lemon and Knight Divine

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  1. wow….. your version is even better than the original one!!!

    • Thanks Alva =) My eyes aren’t as deep-set as Emma’s so I had to tweak it.

  2. Gorgeous!! I think I like yours better!

  3. This is such a dramatic look and you totally nailed it!!! Love the idea of using the gold eyeshadow instead of the foil!

  4. i would agree with Alva tht ur version is better… ur look is neat and perfect !! :)

  5. Thanks everyone!

  6. believe me ! you have to make your own youtube channel
    you are beautiful and so talented .. your tutorials are amazing .. i bet you can be huge in youtube’s beauty comunity in like no time !

  7. Hi, love this look! Wish I do it as good as you do. Can you tell me what brushes you use for this look?

  8. what is light make and how is use

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