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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 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.

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I love Strike (from one of the UD Vice palettes) and Too Faced Honey Pot. I also love UD Half Baked and MAC Sea Worship (not sure if those two are true “golds”). I sure wish I had easier access to Colour Pop and some of the other shades you’ve shown, Christine.

I like the looks of Colour Pop Get Lucky and Sephora Girls Night Out. If you want a champagne gold eyeliner that’s OTT, try Catrice Liquid Metal Eye liner in Blingo Star. For shadows, I like Shiny Happy in the Too Faced Everything Nice kit.

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I wore Get Lucky on my lids yesterday with green in the crease. I have that and Nyx Mischievous from this list. I love the looks of Thrasher, Goldilux, and Iskandar.

My favorite shimmery yellow golds: Eyeshadow — ColourPop Get Lucky; Lorac Unlimited; Lorac Gilded; Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold; Urban Decay Sideline; Urban Decay Half Baked. Eyeliner — L’oreal Infallible Silkissime Gold; Jordana Cat Eye Liner in Future. Highlighter — The Balm Mary Lou-manizer; e.l.f. Studio Blush in Giddy Gold. Lips — Jcat Wonder Lip Paint in Duchess With Muchness (dupe for OCC Triptych); Freedom Makeup London Pro Lipstick Far Away Galaxy Collection in Space Luxe; Nyx Wicked Lippie in Mischievous; Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Fifth Avenue.

Wow! I only have one out of the list: L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine! But I do have some faves nonetheless!
1.) ColourPop Cheap Date
2.) MAC Gorgeous Gold
3.) MAC Shaft Of Gold EDS
4.) Nyx Glam Aqua Luxe lipgloss in Do The Hustle
5.) L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Gold Imperial
6.) Anastasia Self-Made eyeshadow in the Self-Made Palette
These are just my personal picks from my own stash!

I love golds and have none of these suggestions. I have held Iskandar a lot of times, but here it is kind of expensive.
I was thinking silver for New Years, having had Half Baked UD gold, for Christmas.

I see many people describing their complexion in two letters and two numbers, foe example NW25. What do these mean and is there anyway to translate the Sephora complexion numbers to the ones above.
I am assuming these colors are from MAC. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Thanks for any help you can offer.

They are MAC colors 🙂 It’s probably less popular now than it was 10 years ago, but a lot of people reference themselves as a MAC shade as far more people are familiar with the numbers/letters than say, MUFE’s range. The best way to remember is NW = “not warm” aka cool-toned and NC = “not cool” aka warm-toned (they actually stand for Neutral Warm and Neutral Cool, if my MAC memory isn’t failing me at the moment). Numbers from NC/NW10 to 55 (I think there may have been a 57 or 58 at some point) with lower numbers being lighter. NC/NW30 is considered about medium in color.

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