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These 10 Gold Makeup Pieces Will Make You Glow

I love a good smokey eye. I was all about the black, grey, and stark white. It was my shit. Add in a dark contour and deep red lipstick, and I was good to go everywhere, every day. None of that bronze, brown, and gold makeup. It was all about being dark and mysterious.

Until I was told my makeup looked way too blue and dark and contrasted with my pale skin. Was I offended? Absolutely. But did I know it was time for a change? Yup.

So I switched to neutral, tinted gold makeup instead to make a point – my smokey eyes were fine.

But bronzes, deep browns, nudes, with flashes of glittery gold – those have became the staples in my makeup drawers. With my vampire-light skin, it flatters me better than the jet blacks and blue-greys I wore regularly.

And yes, the key to it all: that gold. That metallic, shimmery gold has changed the makeup-game like no other, bringing out my hazel eyes and subtly highlighting the few bronze spots I have from summers. I have never looked better.

If you’re looking for a change from your standard smokey eye and bright red blush – for example, at 2 pm on a Monday – gold makeup might be the way to go. These are my favorite pieces!

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gold eyeshadow palette makeup

Oh, honey! Yes, gold usually shimmers, which is why this palette has four glittery options. But it also comes with five matte shades to give you solid bases, a little subtlety, or simply some fun without worrying about flaking. The shades go on silky, then dry into a powder, but the high-pigmented color will stay put all day.

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Universal Liner

fluide gold universal eyeliner

Why was there ever the term “guy-liner?” Why wasn’t it just… eyeliner? I digress. Fluide disagrees with gender stereotypes and calls this their Universal Liner, coming in eight sparkly colors. For a gold glint, we recommend scooping up Pyrite. The brush is fine, so you can apply the lines as precisely as you’d like. Geometric shapes are encouraged!

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noto botanics highlighter stick

Cheeks? Check. Lips? Check. Collarbones? Check. Your entire face? 100000%. NOTO’s Gold Glow Stick is a highlighter meant to highlight… well, everywhere. The color doesn’t dry out your skin or clog pores, though, thanks to high-quality ingredients – think hydrating olive fruit oil, nourishing shea butter, and softening and healing vitamin E. And the mica? It’s fair-trade.

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Lip Gloss

GLOSSIER gold lip gloss

I hate when you use a lip gloss and it’s goopy. Or, it dries out after 0.5 seconds, and suddenly you have a weird, crusty shine. Glossier said “no way” to this, and instead infused their four shades of lip gloss with the softening and protecting vitamin E, plus a healthy dose of jojoba oil to keep your lips hydrated the whole time without slime.

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BlitzTrance™ Lipstick

pat mcgrath blitztrance lipstick in gold

Cue Bruno Mars 24K Gold… but really. The BlitzTrance Lipstick is bold and bright, giving you a glittery, high-pigmented pout. It has reflective pearls in it to give it its shimmer, while also having an assortment of waxes to help it glide on and condition. Finally, Brazil nut oil comes in to moisturize. A bold lipstick that doesn’t dry you out? Uh, yes please.

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honest vibeliner pencil in gold

You want an eyeliner pencil that delivers without harsh ingredients? You can thank Honest for their Eyeliner Pencil in Divine gold. Instead of parabens and phthalates, the ingredients are good and nourishing. Examples: mango seed oil and jojoba oil hydrate and fight irritation, while meadowfoam seed oil stops aging and protects from free radicals.

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Shadow Crayon

tretique shadow crayon in gold

We love eyeshadow sticks, and of course we included trestique’s. Their eyeshadow crayon does double duty, working to add a gold glimmer to your lids while also coming with a blending brush on the opposite end. Never worry about creasing or fading, feel good about being zero-waste, and layer with other eyeshadow crayons for a gorgeous look.

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Fractal Glitter Brow

gold fractal glitter brow gel

Halsey was the Tumblr queen thanks to her use of glitter brows, so it’s only natural that she included glitter brow mascara in her Fractal Glitter collection. Swipe on the gold for a subtle shine that lasts all day and will never feel sticky or flake. You won’t find phthalates, gluten, parabens, or synthetic fragrances here, and the formula is also cruelty-free.

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Biodegradable Glitter

fluide biodegradable glitter

We’re including Fluide again because they sell straight. up. glitter. But the best part? It’s biodegradable glitter! Instead of contributing microplastics to the world, you’ll wash off Microcrystalline cellulose, glycerin, water, and Polyurethane-33. Dab on some of Fluide’s lip gloss wherever you’d like the glitter, then wear for as long as you’d like.


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Curlsmith Hair Makeup – Gold

curlsmith gold hair makeup

Don’t forget your hair – it deserves to be (treated like) gold, too! Curlsmith saw the beauty landscape filled with spray-on hair colors for straight hair and thought, “nah, we can do better…” So they did. Filled with mica pearls that show up on dark, curly hair, the gel formula holds curls in place without making them crunchy. Wash out with shampoo, and you’re back to brunette.

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Are you going to start wearing gold makeup? Which way are you going to wear it? Tell us in the comments!

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