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Go For the Gold, Part II: Eye Shadow

Welcome back to my five-part series on gold makeup. There are so many different gold eye shadows on the market right now that I found it challenging to come up with my three favorites. If you have any gorgeous and glimmery gold-metallic shadows that you especially love, please leave a comment with your recommendation below.

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Glimmer in True Gold ($13) is a very sheer, almost translucent shimmer shadow that works to create a hint of subtle sparkle to your eyes. It's similar to gold dust in that it can also be worn on your décolletage and cheeks, but this also has a special quality because it can transform from wet to dry for a more dramatic effect.

For two more shimmery gold eye shadows,


Glam Rocks by Lorac in Metallic Gold ($16) is a loose-powder shadow that is packed with richly-pigmented, sparkly color. This is the opposite of subtle, so go easy at first because it tends to spread. The good news is that it lasts really long. I also love this salt shaker–like packaging, which makes it easy and fun to sprinkle!

Too Faced Shimmer Veils in Angel Hair ($18.50) is a golden copper with gold-glitter shadow that provides crease-proof, medium coverage. It comes with a built-in wand for easy application and creates a super-shimmery, almost shiny look on your lids.

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