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If there’s one makeup colour that you should invest in, let it be gold. Especially when it comes to base makeup shades or highlighter.

This is because gold shades particularly flatter East-Asian complexions as our skin’s yellow-based undertones need the warm spectrum that gold can offer.

That said, you should definitely stay away from shades that are too silvery or whitish because when you apply those shades on yellow-based skin tones, you get an ashy, deadish grey cast that’s the opposite of flattering.

How to apply gold makeup? For the base makeup like primers and highlighters, apply anywhere on the face where the light hits so like on the top of your cheekbones, on the center of your forehead, and along the nose bridge. We love the hue on the eyelids too, as a wash of colour over the entire lid, or just as an accent on the center of the eyelid. You can apply a touch of gold on the lips too, on the cupid’s bow to accentuate the sultry shape of your pout.

Scroll through our gallery for our picks of the most gorgeous gold makeup around.



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