All That Glitters
How to wear the striking shades of gold makeup for the beautiful bronze look that summer demands
Be inspired by the summer season with a bevy of bronze beauties in your makeup bag. The golden goddess look isn't about tan skin; it's defined by eye shadows in shades of this most precious metal.
The beauty of the hue is that just about anyone can wear it—the shade flatters each and every eye color from brown to blue. Gold shadow doesn't have to be daring. If you wear a subtle wash across the lid, it still can be chic and sophisticated enough for the office. Of course, you can amp up the intensity at night with a more pigmented formula or wet your brush for a sultry application.
Here, the products that really shine.
From Day to Night
ULTA Eye Shadow in Gold Leaf is a silky, superfine eye shadow that glides on seamlessly and blends easily to define and brighten your eyes. It's enriched with emollients for long-lasting color that won't crease or fade. The gold is subtle enough that this one can be implemented into your makeup routine during the day and out on the town in the evening.
Go bold with Urban Decay Eye Shadow in El Dorado. One swipe of this high-pigment formula across your lids, and your eyes will instantly come to life. If you want even more drama, wet your brush and the color will intensify tenfold.
Bonus: The little compact case snaps shut so you never have to worry about breakage if you drop it!
For a creamy gold eye color, try NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pure Gold. It can be used as a shadow or to line your eyes. The double-duty pencil goes on smoothly, blends effortlessly and streamlines your makeup application.
Three shades of gold in the Lorac Starry Eyed Baked Shadow Trio in Superstar create endless looks at your fingertips. Use them all together or individually depending on your mood. Micro-shimmer particles in the formula bring on the glamour without all the glitter.