Best Yellow/Gold Eyeshadows: 5 MAC Eyeshadows

5 Must-Have Yellow/Gold MAC Eyeshadows

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Chrome Yellow eyeshadow is about as yellow as they come. Matte in texture, smooth in finish, Chrome Yellow has been a long-time favorite for those who can make it work.

Goldmine eyeshadow is a deliciously true-gold color. It’s shimmery and frosty and everything I think gold should be. I would say this gold runs slightly orange over yellow, though. I still think it’s a pretty dead-on gold replication.

Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow is a green-cast gold that works really well with green, teals, and blues. It’s a nice way to lighten those shades or accent them.

See two more, plus pairing recommendations

Nylon eyeshadow is a frosty white-gold. It’s great as a highlighter or all over the lid to brighten up tired eyes.

Bright Sunshine eyeshadow is a bright pop of smooth sunshine yellow. MAC does not make nearly enough yellow eyeshadows, so I couldn’t resist not putting this PRO-only shadow on the list.

Pair these shadows with…

pinks (like Passionate), oranges (like Orange), golds (like Goldmine), coppers (like Amber Lights), reds (like Coppering)

Check your stash for a few awesome limited edition finds…

Going Bananas, Pollen, Spring Up, Rose Blanc, Amazon

What are your favorite yellow eyeshadows?

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of great eyeshadows — these are shades I personally think are worth getting as a whole. I also only list permanent eyeshadow colors (and eyeshadows only–no other eye products, *just* eyeshadows for this list), which is why limited edition colors do not make the list.