Summer is almost upon us and so comes the yearly rush for bathing suits, self-tanner, the beach, and the gym…once you realize that you need to go to the gym to go to the beach to look good in the bathing suit that requires you slather on self-tanner.
One more thing you need to add to your shopping list? Gold. Eyeshadow, that is.
My love for gold eyeshadow is undying, and a perfect, smokey gold eye in the summer is the absolute best indulgence I know of besides fried food, the spa, designer shoes, champagne from my birth year, chocolate, and real gold.
The other great thing about gold? I requires almost no fuss, since it is almost perfect by itself. Swipe that shadow from your inner corner to the edge of your lid and you become a glittering goddess of the summer swelter (did you know that I liked alliterations?). I have two ABSOLUTE FAVORITE GOLD EYESHADOWS. I believe that they are the best that woman has to offer, and believe me, I’ve searched through my fair share. My numero uno is:
Bare Minerals Eye-color in True Gold: Although I do have a bit of a peeve with the messy loose shadows from Bare Minerals, the color of this shadow is the most beautiful gold I have ever seen, and so I overlook that pesky little detail. It has almost a glitter element to it, and is super metallic.
Urban Decay Half-Baked: It’s in both of the Naked Palettes, and I guess I will concede that it is for good reason. This is a little darker than the Bare Minerals shade, but the texture is so amazingly creamy, the pigmentation is amazing, and overall, it is an easy way to look like a BAMF goddess. The end.
UD on the left, BM on the right. The pictures really do this no justice, and you should just go to your local Sephora or Ulta to get the real experience.
I tried to rack the recesses of my brain to recommend a drug-store alternative to these, but really, I don’t think anything is better than these two. I use these colors year-round, and they are so worth the investment in my opinion.
Final words of advice: get your gold on.
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