3 Easy Ways to Keep Wearing Gold Makeup Past the Holiday Season

I’m always saddened that people only feel the need to shine during the holidays.
Publish date:
January 15, 2016
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The festive season is always my favorite season makeup-wise (on all other subjects it pretty much sucks, IMHO). Halfway into November, everything starts popping up in wonderful golden tones, and I love that.

I’m always saddened that people only feel the need to shine during the festive season, and that’s why I’m showing you three easy, wearable, year-round looks featuring my favorite golden products.

Golden Highlight

I’m always a fan of a strong highlight, and Topshop Beauty Chameleon Highlighter in Mother of Pearl definitely is strong. This iridescent rose-gold glow looks good on most skin tones, and it’s such a unique color.

I took inspiration from literally any Victoria's Secret look ever and paired it with a minimal eye look (some crease definition in matte shades and a tiny bit of eyeliner) and a sheer, pink lip. Because I wanted the highlight to be the star of this look, I applied less blush and contour than I normally would. Then, I just took the highlighter to the top of the cheekbones, inner corner of the eyes, cupid’s bow, and the tip of the nose.

Golden Blush

If you want to go for a more sophisticated type of gold, try Milani blush in Rose D’Oro. The coral tone has a golden glow to it that’s subtle but still noticeable. (This blush is super-pigmented, so you might want to go easy on it.)

I paired it with a barely-there eye and a red lip, but to be honest, I wear this blush with basically any look. I highlighted my cheekbones with a gold eyeshadow (L’Oréal Infallible in Goldmine) and blended that into the blush to keep that golden glow going.

Golden Eyes

One of my favorite ways of wearing a statement eyeshadow is in the simplest way possible: just a simple wash of color on the lid.

I defined my crease with some warm neutrals from the Vice4 palette by Urban Decay. Then, I took the L’Oréal Infallible eyeshadow and lightly patted it across the lid with my ring finger.

In the middle of the lid I wanted a more intense layer of gold and I applied some more eyeshadow, with a wet finger.

On the rest of the face I kept things simple and I stayed in the warm neutrals department, adding some bronzer and an orange blush.

These are just a few really simple ways of incorporating more gold in your lives, because I want you all to stay golden. If you’re like me and you like to shine, I also wouldn’t be mad at you for wearing all gold items together.

What's your favorite way of incorporating gold into your look?