Many women find themselves in a dilemma when they’re trying to figure out which eye makeup look to go with for a night out. A fun time calls for a bold, edgy look – but what if you’re not too keen on the crazy-bright trends this season? If you’re not fond of wearing tons of makeup but want to increase the vibrancy of your eye makeup, why not try gold?

According to Annamarie Tendler, a makeup blogger who creates posts for Glamour Magazine, gold is pretty much universally flattering, and it’s bright without looking too out there. So how can you get the perfect smoldering gold eye makeup? Try this method.

Start with a gold eye gloss, sweeping it over your entire lid, into the crease and stopping just underneath your brow bone. Blend a bit into your lower lash line as well.

Now use an eyeliner like Too Faced – Starry Eyed Liquid Eye Liner in Gold Digger to line all the way around your eye – over the upper and lower lash line and around the inner and outer corners.

Finish up the look with a peachy-pink blush and plenty of brown or black mascara to lengthen your lashes. The effect should be bright yet sophisticated – exactly what you’re looking for!