Gold eyeshadow is something that every girl should have in her beauty arsenal. The easiest way to add a little something special to your look — let's face it, as much as we love a smoky eye or a red lip, getting it just so takes practice — gold is a shade that suits all skin tones and eye colours. Universally bronze is considered the most-flattering metallic, but I've got to say that I've seen gold look amazing on all skin tones, too. Prompted by these beautiful shots of Iekeliene Stange in Costume Magazine, we're going to talk you through two different ways to go for gold.
- As the statement. If you want to make a statement yet still keep things subtly chic, gold eyeshadow is your friend. Take the product all over the lid and right up to the brow bone for an eye-catching finish. To make the pigment strong, start with a primer such as Napoleon Perdis Eye Will Survive Primer ($29.75) and then apply a golden cream shadow. We love Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner in Birthday Suit or Farenheit Fab ($35). Then top with a powder shadow to great a really strong hit of pigment. L'Oreal Paris Color Appeal Chrome Shine in Golden Shimmer ($18.45) is great.
- As the back-up. The other good thing about gold is it goes with any lip colour imaginable, making it a great accompanying eyeshadow if you're opting for a punchy pout. Try working a fuchsia lip, such as NARS Schiap Lipstick ($39) with a yellow-gold shadow like the one from the Face of Australia Gold Mine Colour Max Eyeshadow Palette ($10.95). Alternatively an antique-gold such as MAC Woodwinked Eye Shadow ($33) works well.
Iekeliene Stange wears Chanel makeup.