10 Luxurious Ways to Wear Gold Makeup

There is something sexy about adding a little touch of shimmery gold, especially in warmer weather. Gold makeup has such a luxurious feel and while too much can be garish, a hint of this warm, sparkly color can be quite really lovely. Here are 10 beautiful luxury products that I am lusting over. Each of these high-end products is worth the splurge but I’ve tracked down lower-cost alternatives that follow each as well. Hopefully this list will inspire you to add a golden glow to your summer!

  • 10 Ultra Luxurious Ways to Wear Summery Gold Makeup (with Budget Alternatives!) 1 of 21
  • Guerlain L’or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold Make-up Base $71 2 of 21

    This indulgent moisturizing makeup primer and enhances skin with 24-karat gold. It add a luminous glow while smoothing and tightening skin.

    Available at Sephora.

  • Khroma Beauty K24 Prime Golden Make Up Primer Gelee $14.99 3 of 21

    This more affordably priced illuminating base offers a subtle shimmering sheen that deflects light.

    Get it at CVS.


  • Oribe 24K Gold Pomade $49 4 of 21

    I absolutely love this subtle, sparkly makeup for hair. Use a clean mascara wand to apply it to sections and get ready to feel fabulous.

    Buy it at Barneys.


  • Alterna Caviar Glitterati Spun Pomade $19.99 5 of 21

    More glimmer than glitter, this golden pomade imparts a subtle sheen for less.

    Available on Amazon.


  • Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Gold Haze $30 6 of 21

    For ultra-chic nails, try a gold polish like this one from Tom Ford. Its advanced formula has a bendable coating for longer wear without chipping.

    Found on Saks Fifth Avenue.


  • Sparitual Gold Collection Nail Lacquer in Electrum $6.99 7 of 21

    This moderately priced Sparitual gold collection is infused with real gold particles and comes in 6 shades. I love the greenish gold hue in Electrum.

    Check it out on 6PM.


  • Burberry Lip Glow Limited Edition Vintage Gold #18 $27 8 of 21

    A golden gloss is gorgeous on hot summer nights either worn alone or layered over a sassy coral or orange lipcolor. 

    Found on Burberry.


  • Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Unlimited Gold $3.99 9 of 21

    This budget buy offers long-lasting sparkle and can be found at your local drugstore.

    Pick it up at Walgreens.


  • Tatcha Camilla Beauty Oil $125 10 of 21

    Tatcha creates beautiful products inspired by the beauty secrets of geishas. This brand new rich, nourishing oil gives a sensual glow with 24-karat gold flakes and can be used on hair, face, or body.

    Pre-order your bottle on Barneys.



  • Nux Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer $39 11 of 21

    Add shimmer to hair or skin with this 96.9% natural option. It contains 6 nourishing oils and Vitamin E.

    Available on


  • Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Gold Blitz $33 12 of 21

    This intensely pigmented, luxurious eye makeup is a hybrid of cream and powder for a unique long-lasting texture that can be use wet or dry.

    Found on Giorgio Armani.


  • Maybelline Color Tattoo 24-hr Eyeshadow in Bold Gold $5.94 13 of 21

    This long-lasting creamy gel packs a high-pigment punch for the price.

    Get it at Target.


  • Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in #70 Gold $32 14 of 21

    This rich, sheer lipcolor adds a sexy shimmer and makes lips look fuller.

    Exclusively available at Saks Fifth Avenue.


  • NYX Cosmetics Diamond Sparkle Lipstick in Sparkling Gold $5.50 15 of 21

    The price is right on this sparkly, velvety lipcolor formulated with mineral oils.

    Found on Amazon.


  • Nars Body Illuminator in Laguna Body $45 16 of 21

    Get glowing with this amazing golden body illuminator with exotic, nourishing Tahitian monoi oil.

    Available at Nars.


  • Hard Candy Glamazon Glow All The Way Face & Body Luminizer $8 17 of 21

    This affordable shimmering luminizer is formulated with 24 karat gold.

    Buy it at Walmart.


  • Yves Saint Laurent ‘Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils’ Longwear Cream Eyeliner in Gold Star $25 18 of 21

    This elegant eyeliner glides on lids like a dream and stays put all day.

    Find it at Nordstrom.


  • L’Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Color Chrome Eyeliner in Gold Charge $10 19 of 21

    HiP Studio by L'Oreal is known for its high intensity pigments that rival more expensive brands.

    Available on Drugstore.


  • Guerlain Terra Soleia Tan Enchancing Bronzer Face and Décolleté $69 20 of 21

    This luscious bronzer is flecked with tiny shimmering gold particles.

    Pick it up at Sephora.


  • Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Powder Bronzer $9.99 21 of 21

    This sunny golden bronzer work has a subtle shimmer for a perfect sun-kissed glow.

    Available at Target.


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