|Photo Credit: Amazon.com NYZ Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in Gold|
Marie Claire reported that Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman and Jessica Chastain wore gold eyeshadow on the red carpet for the Oscars 2012. Can the rest of us with browner complexions than these three women find a suitable eyeshadow in gold? Also can we avoid movie references to Austin Powers in Goldmember? Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation for any cosmetic brand or blog that I have mentioned in this product review.
|Photo Credit: Amazon.com Urban Decay Vegan Palette|
First, I have a preference for vegan eyeshadows and gluten free make up in general. But when I looked at three brands through Sephora and Amazon, only Zuzu Luxe Eyeshadows by Gabriel Cosmetics claimed to be vegan. I am fond of Aveda and Peacekeeper Causemetics but I didn’t find a gold shadow that was certified vegan.
|Photo Credit: Amazon.com Zuzu Luxe Vegan Eyeshadows|
Second, to make the hunt easier for you here are five examples of gold eyeshadow wearers. I chose darker complexioned bloggers to teach us how to apply eye makeup for almond eye shapes.
- Makeup Your Mind titled her post, the unfortunate name, “Gold Digga” but the article does have a lovely model demonstrating the use of gold eyeshadow.
- iCRAiz lists the products she uses to create an exotic shimmering gold lid.
- Beautybybk gives examples of a “Golden Summer” look.
- GlitterGeek provides a tutorial how to use eyeshadow in antique gold.
- Makeupforlife shows readers how to use green and gold eyeshadow together.
|Photo Credit: Amazon.com Avon Professional Eyes Duo Gold|
Note: The Oscars 2012 gold streak may be a repeat of a 2010 trend because 80% of the beauty tutorials that I found on gold eyeshadow were posted two years ago. Let me know if you find a gold eyeshadow tutorial by Michelle Phan on Youtube.
Last, I wanted to present three resources on applying gold makeup.
CafeMom’s The Stir has an article called The Gold Makeup Rules for Fall
BreBeauty’s Gold Rush beauty article shows readers how to gild your look from eyes to nails.
Refinery29 encourages readers to Usher in the Gilded Age with their how to.
Stay Beautiful Inside and Out!