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

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

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

9 COMMENTS

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

  2. 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 !

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