Gilt Complex: The Best Metallic Makeup

We've taken a shine to all shades of metallic makeup. Strike it rich on eyes, lips or cheeks with luxe looks by Gita Bass, celebrity makeup artist for Simple Skincare.

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Rose Gold Eye Shadow


Metallics newbies, this shade is for you. Think subtle sheen, not heavy metal. Swipe a rose gold cream shadow all over lid with fingers. Apply a matching—or slightly bolder in tone—powder shadow on top, followed by black liner and mascara. The last step: pink blush and lipgloss.

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Bronze Smoky Eyes


Soft, sultry and ideal for summer, this evening look flatters all skin tones. Start with a bronze shadow, concentrating in the crease, and blend with a soft fluffy brush. Dip a damp brush into loose gold shadow and apply to center of lid and inner corners of eyes. Line top and bottom lids with a brown pencil and smudge. Finish with tinted moisturizer and a hint of lip balm.

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Luminescent Skin


Get your glow on with perfectly placed sheen. Prep face with a luminizing primer and apply peachy pink blush. Dust a pearlescent powder just above cheekbones, on brow bone and down center of nose. A bold matte lipcolor creates the right balance.

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Copper Lips


A plumped-up pout in two quick steps: Apply a bronzy red lipstick and top with a gold-flecked gloss, placing an extra dab on center of lips. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal, adding just a hint of peach blush.