Ever wonder why some colors attract you more than others? Like Gold, for instance? Anything in the makeup world that is gold usually (if only temporarily) attracts my attention. I think it’s gold’s sparkly nature and light-reflecting qualities that make it impossible to ignore. It’s as if it says “I am gold, and you will look at me and revel in my glory.” It surely must be true. So then, having decided that I am slightly addicted to all things gold in beauty, I sat down to gather a few of pieces of golden delight.
Gold kissed fingertips are the easiest way to incorporate this metal into your life. It looks chic and sparkly, but not over the top. There are different levels of gold polish, like anything. From the more yellow variety (like Lighthouse) to the more antiqued shades (like Gold Coin). All are equally fabulous.
My favorite way to wear gold is definitely on the eyes. The Sonia Kashuk pencil (part of a set from Target) is great and pigmented and lasts forever on my eyes. I am pretty impressed with Milani’s Drenched in Gold baked shadow. It’s not the typical gold shadow, especially from the drugstore. It is pigmented and leans more yellow, which I prefer. Most golds I come across are too brassy or too dark. I like a nice yellow gold, especially for the eyes. Greed is nice, but was a bit of a let down for me if I’m being honest. It wasn’t as pigmented as I had hoped. I still use it and it does enhance gold shadows quite nicely, or adds a little gold undertone to other shades. VS 24kt sparkle shadow is a bit of a rogue. Sometimes I like it, other times I hate it. It has fall out issues and isn’t pigmented. It’s quite a sparkly gold without being glittery. I find it’s a nice topper for that super sparkle look for going out or parties. Only problem is on it’s own it doesn’t last all day on me.
I love adding a bit of golden gloss to the center of my lips just to catch the light. Laura Geller City Lights ranks among my top favorite glosses ever. I first discovered it’s awesomeness on a trip to Vegas, and it’s always been a staple for me since. It’s worth noting this lipgloss smells like watermelon which I adore. But if you dislike fruity scents, you may want to steer clear. Stila’s gloss is darker and a bit more obvious, but no less pretty for sure. The Victoria’s Secret lipstick is sheer, but is nice to layer. It’s more of a champagne gold.
Although not an everyday thing for me, gold on the cheeks is a fun way to play up a tan or add some dimension to your face. ELF recently came out with this new Studio Line “Blush” shade (not really a blush, it’s a highlight shade for most skin tones) that has a peachy-gold look to it. This LORAC one came in a palette I purchased off Hautelook last summer, I removed it from the palette because I liked it so much more than the other items in it. They both add a nice golden sheen to the face or body. I find them both smooth as well, not glittery or gritty.
How about you girls? Do you live a slightly gilded makeup life? Share your favorite gold items below, I am always on the lookout for new and fabulous shades.