There are a zillion reasons why it's fun to be a Black woman, the least of which is that our skin looks so incredible in fun, bold, makeup colors. And right now, there's no prettier hue on brown skin than gold, gold, gold! The sunny metallic shade lends a bright, summery radiance to brown skin tones, leaving everyone wondering if you've just returned from Ibiza (lie!). From gilded lipsticks to gold dust body powders, here are our favorite gold makeup products.
Eva Marcille is a metallic mama in matte gold lipstick and a sheer, gold-flecked shimmer powder.
Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Gold ($30, saksfifthavenue.com) is sizzling hot worn alone, or layered over a darker shade.
Nars Nail Polish in Versailles ($17, barneys.com) is an show-stopping champagne-gold hue that looks stunning against tanned skin.
Gilded the Lily
Melanie Fiona looks low-key gorgeous in gold eyeliner, sheer gold gloss and a dewy, sparkly highlighter powder.
Spiked with subtle shimmer, Redken All Soft Gold Glimmer Protecting Shine Treatment ($14.80, amazon.com) leaves hair glossy and frizz-free.
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eye Palette ($43, amazon.com) comes with everything you need to rock a fierce gold eye, including matte champagne, satin gold, copper shimmer and deep bronze hues.
At the FiFi Awards, Mary J. Blige wore a dazzling combination of gold-flecked eyeshadow, blush and a clear lip gloss.
Smashbox O-GLOSSGOLD Intuitive Lip Gloss With Goji Berry-C Complex ($22, amazon.com) is formulated to go from gold to a warm peach hue, transforming based on your personal chemistry.
Vincent Longo Diamond Body Spray in Gold ($44, vincentlongo.com) illuminates shoulders, cleavage and legs with a subtle golden shimmer powder.
Ciara referenced the sunny streaks in her hair with a soft, golden eyeshadow and lipstick.
Styli-Style Liquid Metals Eye Liner in Gold ($7.99, beautyencounter.com) comes with a tiny brush that makes precise application super-easy!
Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eyeshadow in Goldlights ($25, sephora.com) leaves a soft, subtly shimmery wash of gold on lid — plus, it lasts for hours!
Tan I Am
Nia Long enhanced her tan with a soft, sheer, gilded eyeshadow and a sunny metallic gloss.
Depending on how much you layer on, Iman Luxury Lip Gloss in Fantasy ($9, drugstore.com) can leave lips looking barely-there shimmery or high-wattage metallic.
Infused with 24K gold, Guerlain L’or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold Make-up Base ($71, sephora.com) is a cooling gel primer that smoothes fine lines and evens skin tone.