9 White Gold Eyeshadows That Bring the Bling

The best white gold eyeshadows are fantastic for brightening the eye area, whether used all over the lid as a wash of shimmer, on the inner tearduct to highlight, or on the center of the lid for a halo-effect. A few recommendations below are slightly deeper than truly white gold but would have a similar effect on medium/deeper skin but with a subtler white base (more of the sheen).

Pro tip: If you want to kick it up a notch, try applying your favorite shimmery/more metallic white gold hue with a dampened brush. If you’re not sure if the formula you’re working with is wet/dry, pick up the product first, then gently spritz your brush (or the back of your hand).

How do you like to wear or incorporate white gold eyeshadow into a look? Any favorites?

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01. Candela Clionadh

Clionadh

PPermanent. $7.75/0.05 oz.

A+

Clionadh Candela Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.75 for 0.05 oz.) has a transparent base packed full of fine, intense metallic shimmer with...

Clionadh Candela Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.75 for 0.05 oz.) has a transparent base packed full of fine, intense metallic shimmer with...

02.

02. Glisten Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $6.99/0.064 oz.

A

Coloured Raine Glisten Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a light gold with warm undertones and a pearly finish. The pigmentation was rich and...

Coloured Raine Glisten Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a light gold with warm undertones and a pearly finish. The pigmentation was rich and...

03.

03. Now and Zen Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $4.50/0.05 oz.

A

Now and Zen is a bright, white gold with a strong, white base and "cooler" gold pearl. It had rich pigmentation that applied well to bare...

Now and Zen is a bright, white gold with a strong, white base and "cooler" gold pearl. It had rich pigmentation that applied well to bare...

04.

04. All Access Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $12.00/0.05 oz.

A

Buxom All Access Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a pale gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation...

Buxom All Access Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a pale gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation...

05.

05. Hidden Treasure Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

A-

Sydney Grace Hidden Treasure Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, white gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic...

Sydney Grace Hidden Treasure Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, white gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic...

06.

06. Champagne Life Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $6.99/0.064 oz.

A-

Coloured Raine Champagne Life Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a light gold with a "cooler" tone to it, though it was still a warmer, yellow...

Coloured Raine Champagne Life Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a light gold with a "cooler" tone to it, though it was still a warmer, yellow...

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B+

Champs-Elysees is a bright, white gold with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a...

Champs-Elysees is a bright, white gold with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a...

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08. Demure Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

B+

Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale gold with soft, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow...

Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale gold with soft, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow...

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I sometimes use shimmery shadows in white, offwhite, or pale gold or pale peach and an angled brush to precisely outline the inside V around my the very inner portion of my lashlines and around the tearduct creating a point at the deepest part of the tearduct. It brightens without being too noticeable and it also keeps too much brightness away from my textured lids. I do not like colours this bright or contrasty on my lid itself.

I have an old cargo pencil with bright white powder in it. I love the wide eyed look so it’s something I need to pick up. Great for inner eye!

Not sure I can do more Clionadh.. still haven’t recieved my feb order. It’s hard to pay $100 for es and wait so long now if I could forget about it?

Oh my goodness! That does not sounds good for my extensive order, to be send in September! I didn’t buy any make up since this lockdown thing, and thought I’d spoil myself with a Clionadh collection.
I hope to receive it before fall πŸ™‚

They are super nice and to be fair there was the pandemic. But they kept saying they were sending them out and I even inquired by email bc they kept saying end of June. Then 1st week of July. I recieved shipping info yesterday. But they had issues before that from reading their ig. You just hafta have lots of patience or a short memory.

Hello Christine, I love these lists you put together and had a quick comment on the site formatting. I think there used to be a “view all swatches” link at the end of your lists to quickly compare the products. I don’t see it anymore -at least on mobile- and I miss the convenience of it. Would love to see it back in future site updates if possible.

The type of list I’m using doesn’t allow for that – roundups still have that feature, but this code never had it!

I use these kind of shades to dampen down any colour that has been too bright (my having too much colour on the eyeshadow brush) or too dark.
I tend to use creamy shades like the Champagne Life one from Coloured Raine or similar.
Thank you for this list Christine.

White Golds are my faves. I have little visible lid, so I like to keep it bright. I have a few mentioned here, but I also like to slap highlighters on the lid, like Mary Loumanizer.

I’m currently planning a white gold single es pan that is DC from MUR that I use both as es and highlight.

Two of my all time favourites are in 2 LE/DC’d eyeshadow quads – MAC’s Posh Pedigree and Chanel Tisse Gabrielle. They both do such a good job of brightening up the inner corners of my eyes without looking shockingly artificial. I’ve got a teeny tiny pencil-type brush from POSH that is years (maybe a decade) old and that is perfect for placing these shadows and buffing them out a bit to diffuse the brightening effect. MAC’s Phloof and Dazzlelight are also pretty good for this but not as good as the other 2 I mentioned.

I love Urban Decay Zephyr for this purpose, it is smooth and very reflective (its very similar to MAC Nylon but a little less yellow, so it looks better on my pale skin). For such an inconspicuous shade I have gotten a few compliments on how well it highlights and opens my eyes. Love it so much πŸ™‚

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