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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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puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
they all look nice :)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
The two faced one looks really cute and easy to use.
CBTD CBTD 8 years
I love gold eye and nail colors. I love MAC and I think that I will try the "Amber Lights" that was suggested (after I finish my hoiday shopping of course!).
Bee333 Bee333 8 years
Does that make me soo yesterday, current and a trendsetter? : P
Bee333 Bee333 8 years
I confess, gold has been a yearlong staple for me, works well with my eyes and skin.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
aahhhh how i love anything gold! its just sooo pretty! :) im gonna get some soon!! :) i ran out and i have been soo sad without it!
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
love love love bare minerals...and the glimmers are gorgeous, so very sparkly =)
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 8 years
Gold really does wonders to your look. I use it quite often actually. *Since Im corporate, I cant do anything other than suits at work, so I really take advantage of accessories, shoes and makeup. And gold is one of my faves. Nars has a great gold toned cream shadow as well. Its called El Dorado. Its one of my everyday shadows.
gigill gigill 8 years
This looks quite nice and wearable - not too garish at all!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Gold eye shadow is great for the holidays! Can't wait to create looks w/ the gold!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Love gold, but dislike cream and loose powder formulas... am a big fan of Urban Decay Baked ...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Love BE but not into the gold...
emalove emalove 8 years
BE Glimmers are my favorite eyeshadows...I love how long they last, the colors they come in, and the shimmer is just gorgeous. I don't have this gold one, I might have to pick it up!
frimpled frimpled 8 years
I love Amber Lights by MAC. It's my everyday eyeshadow (blue eyes) because it's a perfect gold coppery shimmer without being too in-your-face. It also applies very well :)
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I have that Glam Rocks by Lorac - it's awesome! Its kinda weird because the shadow is clumped into little rocks - glam rocks, I guess. :P So, I have to shake the little rocks into the palm of my hand, then swish it around with the brush until its more loose shadow-y than clump-y. But, still...its a beautiful gold and a great shadow.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I'm a BE girl and I have this shadow that came from QVC in a Today's Special Value. Awesome! I love BE but I also use others cause I'm a makeup junkie and proud of it.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
mineral makeup is THE BEST!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
That Lorac stuff looks awesome :love: I think I need it! I am addicted to gold eyeshadow!
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