Monday, 11 April 2011

Gold eyeshadow craze!

Today's mini haul inspired me to write a post about gold eyeshadow

It's being my favourite eyeshadow colour at the moment, it's incredibly versatile and makes for a great daytime neutral with an edge. 

These are the golds I currently own:

Left to right: E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow in Caffeinated, MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot, MAC Liquidlast Liner in Molten Sol, Urban Decay Half Baked, MAC Patina, MAC Woodwinked, Kiko Colour Sphere Eyeshadow n. 3, Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Antique Gold

  • Caffeinated is an intense dark gold, leaning towards brown. It is very shimmery with loads of glitter too.

  • Rubenesque is a cream eyeshadow that can be worn alone or as a base. It's a pink-gold duochrome, very flattering on blue/green eyes even on itself.

  • Molten Sol is an amber gold liquid eyeliner. I don't find myself reaching for this one so often because it really is a pain to take off, even with an oil-based cleanser. I don't like being forced to choose between removing my make-up or reading a good book at night. Apart from that, it's a great eyeliner. 

  • Half Baked came in the Naked Palette, it is a true yellow gold with a shimmery finish and no glitter. I like this a lot but it's very yellow so you need to find specific pairings for this one. 

  • Patina is arguably one of my favourite MAC eyeshadows. It is a muted taupe-gold with almost undetectable pinkish reflects. It's an awesome lid colour for neutral eyes and great paired with brights too. 

  • Woodwinked is described by MAC as "warm antique gold" and that would be pretty accurate if you looked at the colour in the pan. Unfortunately it doesn't transfer quite like that on my lids: instead, it turns into a bright goldy orange, almost like Mythology. I still like it in the crease with Patina on lids, for example. 

  • Colour Sphere n.3 looks almost the same as Half Baked in the picture above, but it's actually much more on the rosy side, while Half Baked is definitely yellow. 

  • Antique Gold is not exactly gold per se, but rather a taupy grey base with loads of golden shimmer in it. The shimmer is very soft and the overall finish is indeed Metallic as the name suggests. This one is really one of a kind.

  • The ones I love more are the duochromes, they are definitely more vibrant and versatile than the regular flat golds.

    How do you guys like to wear your golds?

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