Party season is the perfect opportunity to bring out your inner glitterati and wear gold… not just on your nails! There are dozens of ways to incorporate gold into your makeup, from super easy looks like gold glitter eyeliner to more complex makeup, like the black and gold smoky eye look, for example.
So here’s the best 10 gold makeup ideas for every skills level.
1. Gold Foil Eyes
Stunning party makeup idea that is also easy to do. Just add gold foil eye shadows like these Stila Magnificent Metal Foil.
2. Gold Glitter Eyeliner
If you’re feeling adventurous try replacing your usual eyeliner with gold sequins or gold glitter eyeliner, like NYX Liquid Crystal.
3. Glitter Smoky Eye
Do the smoky eyes look as usual, then add extra shiny gold glitter eye shadows to the inner corners of your eye lids for extra drama. Try Makeup Forever D410 Gold Diamond eye shadow.
4. Golden Lips
Minimalist makeup with a statement lip. The true gold lipstick may not look particularly flattering, so use instead copper or bronze shades, like NARS Bilbao or Makeup Forever Diamond Copper Gold.
5. Gold Smoky Eye
Classic smoky eye makeup look in golden shades. The Too Faced Beauty Wishes and Sweet Kisses and Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia palettes are perfect for re-creating this look.
6. Smoky Eye With Gold Foil Accents
Use gold foil eye shadows like Stila Magnificent Metal Foil to add a touch of gold to your smoky eyes look. Keep the rest of makeup simple and minimal.
7. Gold Eyeshadows and Cat Eye Eyeliner
Some skill required for this makeup look. So it’s a good idea to practice your cat eye before the party to make sure you nail it on the big day. Use SmashBox Mini Full Exposure palette or shimmering NARS Dione eye shadow to achieve the look.
8. Mixed Metallics
Stunning look for platinum blondes. This Bobbi Brown palette is perfect for re-creating this look.
9. Classic Smoky Eye With Gold Eyeliner
Do the smoky eye as usual, then add rich gold eyeliner to complete the look. Try this super shimmering Makeup Forever Diamond Gold eye liner.
10. Golden Glowing Complexion and Smoky Eyes
Use Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette to contour and highlight your cheekbones to get this glowing complexion effect.
I’m loving the idea of mixed metallic eye shadow makeup (look #8), but for my face and complexion, the gold foil eyeshadow (looks #1 and #2) or the golden cat eye (look #7) will be more suitable. A definite possibility for the New Year’s Eve. What about you, which look do you like the most? Keen to try any?