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Holiday Party Makeup Woes? This Edit is Gold

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Ever since Pat McGrath launched her Gold 001 eyeshadow, we’ve been obsessing over the metallic hue. Unfortunately, the sparkling paint sold out in less than six minutes; but fear not, we list a number of ways to incorporate the shimmering shade into your holiday party makeup this festive season.

Radiant Skin

To brighten up lackluster skin, opt for Dior’s Diorific State of Gold Golden Light Compact Powder in Luxurious Beige (US $80; AED/SAR 294). This silky soft powder doesn’t disappoint; it illuminates cheeks and eyes in just a few swipes. Use a big bristled brush and simply sweep the powder across your forehead, cheekbones, and down the bridge of your nose for a glistening glow.


Shimmering Eyes

In lieu of a smoky eye, paint your lids with the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Pearl Cream Eye Color in Gold Dust(US $36; AED/SAR 132). As an added bonus, this shade doubles as a highlighter for cheekbones—a trick often used by Pat McGrath backstage. If eyeshadow isn’t your thing, we recommend the Tom Ford Lash Tips Mascara in Burnished Gold (US $44; AED/SAR 161) for a hint of sparkle.


Gleaming Lips

Suspended in four moisturizing oils, the Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil in Oh My Gold (US $32; AED/SAR 118) leaves your pout with a hint of color and a non-sticky shine. Those brave enough can also try NYX’s Wicked Lippies in Mischievous (US $6; AED/SAR 22); the richly pigmented metallic lipstick will ensure that all eyes are on you at the holiday party.


Statement Nails

Gold nails are by far the easiest way to tap into the trend. Whether you with to paint all 10 nails or simply accent the tips, try the Ciaté London Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in Razzmatazz (US $8; AED/SAR 29).


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