They say all that glitters is gold, and we sure are dazzled by a gold eyeshadow look. If you want your eye makeup look to convey luxury, sophistication, and a touch of royalty, incorporating a gold hue is never a bad idea. That being said, gold eye shadow isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. In fact, there are an array of golden shades to paint your lids with, and as with all makeup colors, certain hues are more flattering on some than others. Dare to go gold? Below, we’re sharing the best gold eyeshadow for your skin tone, along with how to add it to your next makeup look.
THE BEST GOLD EYESHADOW FOR FAIR SKIN TONES
Who’s the fairest of them all? You—with the help of the perfect gold eyeshadow to flatter your pale skin, of course. The key to wearing gold eyeshadow is to opt for hues that will add warmth to your complexion without washing you out. Give one of the below a try, as these both have warm undertones that won’t clash against your fair skin.
OPTION #1: ROSE GOLD
Rose gold certainly isn’t new to the makeup scene, but in case you need a refresher, the gold hue features notes of pink to create the perfect shade for your fair skin. To incorporate it into your eye makeup look, swipe the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Rose Gem onto your lids, making sure to blend the color into your crease.
OPTION #2: MUSTARD GOLD
Since this shade of gold veers towards the darker end of the spectrum, we recommend using it as an accent color for your look. First, apply a champagne shade across your lids. Then, use your mustard gold shadow—like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Amber Sparkle—to define your crease. For an added gilded touch, drag the same mustard gold hue along your lower lash line.
THE BEST GOLD EYESHADOW FOR MEDIUM SKIN TONES
Does your skin resemble a golden hue of its own? If you have a medium tan or olive skin tone, you’ll want to complement your complexion with a rich shade of gold. Consider one of the following gold eyeshadow colors for medium skin tones.
OPTION #1: ANTIQUE GOLD
Think about that muted gold antique you found on your latest thrifting trip, and you’ll likely be picturing this beautiful gold eyeshadow hue. This shade has notes of olive that just so happen to pair perfectly with your medium skin tone. To wear it, swipe the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Gilded Gold onto your lids. Then pop the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Cafe Au Lait into your crease for just the right amount of definition.
OPTION #2: WHITE GOLD
Like to play up a bit of contrast? Give a white gold eyeshadow a try. This white shade is complete with flecks of gold that sparkle when the light hits. Since this pale gold shade will stand out against your tan complexion, let it shine on its own by painting your entire lid.
THE BEST GOLD EYESHADOW FOR DEEP SKIN TONES
If you have a deep complexion, you’re in luck, as gold eyeshadow will only leave your skin tone looking even richer. With your dark skin, you don’t have to worry about potentially being washed out, so go bold with your shade of gold! Give one of the following hues a try.
OPTION #1: PURE GOLD
A bright, true gold color will pop beautifully against your deep skin tone. Try swiping the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Crown Gold onto your lids. Then go even bolder by popping the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Perpetual Purple into your crease. Talk about an eyeshadow look fit for royalty!
OPTION #2: DULL GOLD
Prefer a look that’s slightly more subdued? A dull gold will add just the right amount of shimmer to your look while being wearable for both day and night. Paint your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Crushed Stone. Then build up your crease with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe. Apply this same shade along your lower lash line for added definition.
Next up: Let’s talk other flattering makeup hues. Here are The Best Makeup Colors for Every Skin Tone.