10 Sparkling, Shimmering Golds to Celebrate the New Year

Here’s a more traditional take on shades of the New Year — yellowy golds. I went for a list of some of my favorite more shimmering/sparkling shades for bonus points :) What are your favorites?

  1. Anastasia So Hollywood — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thrasher — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  3. Colour Pop Get Lucky — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  4. Sephora Collection Girls Night Out — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  5. NYX Mischievous — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  6. NARS Iskandar — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  7. MAC Old Gold — A Warm Gold with a Frost finish.
  8. L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  10. Sugarpill Goldilux — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.

See side-by-side swatches!

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm, red-orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. MAC Brash (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Henna (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Viseart Melonie (P) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Eyeshadow Pumpkin Spice
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
88%

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Pressed Eyeshadow for Holiday 2015

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Pressed Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Pressed Eyeshadow


Forget about the flavored lattes, waffles and donuts. Pumpkin Spice metallic eyeshadow is all the fall spirit you’ll need to get the party started, without the stomachache! A very limited edition shade of rustic copper foil with warm golden flecks in a super saturated, rich and creamy formula that applies like butter (vegan butter, of course).

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The Details

Pressed Eyeshadow | $12.00 | Limited Edition

  • Pumpkin Spice Rustic copper foil

Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains six eyeshadows that range from matte to frost, cool to warm in tone. I liked it overall; it’s not a slam-dunk, but it’s an interesting composition of shades–a row of cooler shades, a row of warmer shades–and it seems to be a play on light/dark motif in the movie (which admittedly, I have not seen in a decade or longer at this point).

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Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Eyeshadow Palette Edward Scissorhands
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Nail Polishes

Sugarpill Ice Angel Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blend of snow white flecks in varying sizes.” It’s flecks of multi-sized white pieces suspended in a clear base, and it does look a lot like snow applied. It was designed to be layered over The Inventory or used alone, and it actually applied a lot better than I expected–the “snow” really disperses evenly across the nail without getting too many large pieces in one area or bald spots. A single coat is shown on my thumb nail, and the effect is noticeable, even, and pretty much true-to-description. I also tried it layered in various ways over the dark gray coordinating shade–kind of in the theme of a blizzard, a flurry, and a sprinkling of snow. It actually seemed smoother than the glitter in The Inventory and has a more noticeable shine (without a top coat). I don’t have any dupes to share with you, but I’m sure there are some out there! Sugarpill’s polish formula lasts seven days on me with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Sugarpill The Inventor Nail Polish
Sugarpill Nail Polish Ice Angel
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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