Holidays are approaching and gold makeup seems to be a perfect thing to try right now. Color gold is traditionally known for its classically luxe appearance however its ultimate gold-ness comes from its shimmering metallic finish and the glowing warmth. Good gold! And with the on-going glowing and highlighting beauty trend, gold makeup sounds like a natural trend to be followed.
Typically, silver is the choice for winter makeup with its icy glow. But this year now we are moving onto gold side - golden eyes, nails and even lips!
Gold eyeshadows and liners still feel a little too goldy(?) at first. But when applied, it's gorgeous in person and either subtle or bold, gold lines compliment and accentuate other colors and add more dimension and definition to the existing lines.
Prada'd debuted their gold lips makeup on its spring runway several years ago and it looked quite unnatural and strange at first, but since then we've seen dark plum/black lips and metallic foil lips trending during recent fashion weeks. Looks like we are moving towards future!
If full golden lips feel too much for you, try to line the lips with gold color and fill in with your usual lip color. This will give your lips more definition and plumped look with golden shadow effect.
Now, moving onto nails. When it comes to nails, gold nails are attractive and easier to do since metallic nail polishes are pretty common nowadays. Try two tone nails - regular and metallic color. Try glitter pieces over a base color for fun. Or go as pure and solid gold as you wish.
An easy way to try color gold in your makeup is to use different shades of gold. Rather than sticking to the pure yellow gold, metallic shades like copper or darker bronze golds have more wearable look and easy on the eyes.
Try for upcoming holiday parties. What other color is better for the holidays than gold? When you look golden, the event will go golden as well. But remember. No matter what happens, stay golden!
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Pat McGrath Labs Gold Metalmorphosis 005 Kits Pigment $75
Current Not Available but can be found online. This all-in-one powder, mix medium and eyeliner pen set works for both eyes & lips.
Similar Gold Pigment
MAC Old Gold Pigment $22 & Mixing Medium Gel $23
Georgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint Eyeshadow #13 Zenith & #23 Camel Smoke, $39 giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
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Gold liquid eyeliners lined with popular black eyeliner. Try with other color liners.
Nyx Studio Liquid Liner - Extreme Gold $4.5 SOLD OUT, nyxcosmetics.com
Similar Drug Store Liquid Gold Eyeliner
Maybelline Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in Solar Gold $8.99, maybeline.com
Guerlain L'Or Gold Eyeliner SOLD OUT
* Pastel Eyes with Gold Liners *
* Gold Gel/Eyeshadow applied around and at the inner corners of eyes*
Gold Digger Hydra Liner Water Activated Cake Liner $12, suvabeauty.com
* Two Tone Eyeliners *
Maybelline Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in Solar Gold & Teal Galaxy $8.99, maybeline.com
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Holiday party perfect mermaid glitter Look. Base with gel medium or vaseline to help the glitter pieces to adhere and stay put .
Gold Lileth - Chunky Cosmetic Glitter €5.50, inyour-dreams.com
Featured CHANEL Ecriture Black Liquid Eyeliner SOLD OUT
Similar Precision Liquid Eyeliner
Lancome Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner $30.40, lancome.com
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Gold lips first appeared on Prada Spring 2016 with fine baby hair style. Tricky trend to try back then but it does not look that challenging now, does it? Metallic foil lips have been trending in Spring 2019 runways. If pure gold shade is not your thing, try coppery gold.
Image: Prada Spring 2016 - Vogue.com
Image: Prada Spring 2016 Beauty - Gold Lips by watereverysunday
Pat McGrath Labs Blitztrance Lipstick Blitz Gold $38, patmcgrath.com
L'Oreal Color Richie Gold Addiction Lipstick $9.99 ultabeauty.com or drugstore near you
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There are so many different golden ways to go in nail art, also shimmering or chrome finish. How about some glitter sparkling fun? Simple metallic look is pretty easy to achieve with metallic nail polishes. For the popular ultra shine chrome finish, you need metallic powder and gel kit. For the glitter look, while the base coat is still wet, apply glitter pieces over the base coat.
* Chrome Finish Metallic Nails *
OPI Chrome Effects Mirror-Shine Powder, Gold Digger $17.95, walmart.com
* Shimmer Metallic Finish *
Essie Mirror Metallics Good As Gold, $8.99 drugstore near you
Mavala Heritage Nail Polish - Santiago €4.95, Mavala.com
* Gold Nails with Peachy Color Tips *
Image: Harpersbazzar.com from Tanya Taylor Fall 2018 Look
* Glitter Top Coat *
Image: Harpersbazzar.com from Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2018 Look
Dior Diorific Vernis Nail Liner $22.50
Hope You Enjoyed All The Gold-ness.
Stay Golden Everyone!