Are "Sunshine Eyes" The Next Big Summer Makeup Trend?

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Just when we thought this summer was all about sunset eyes, celebs are dialing it back... a few hours. Enter: sunshine eyes. This specific look is less about warm shades like peach, pink, and tangerine — and more about bright gold, yellow, and orange, all in bold gilded finishes.
The trend works with both powder and cream formulas, so long as they're metallic and not at all subtle. We've already seen it on Lily Collins (who herself called it "sunshine eyes" in her Instagram caption) as well as on Pat McGrath's muses. And, brands like Too Faced haven't stopped teasing upcoming gold launches. Sooner or later, you'll likely spot it on everyone from Shay Mitchell to Lorde, and we're so ready.
Click ahead to check out "sunshine eyes," the makeup look that's sure to dominate this summer — and looks good on everybody.
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Primeira foto com 23 aninhos 💚🍃

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Pairing the marigold hue with a brown lip is a risk we're willing to take. The color combination isn't typical — but that's what we love about it. Even better, outlining your entire eye with the golden hue makes brown irises pop.
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Golden Globes 🥂

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Paired with Emily's bronze glow, the warmer gold shadow brings out her sun-kissed skin, making it essential for your next rooftop party.
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Leave it to Pat McGrath to create the most dramatic version of this trend. Earlier this year, the mother of makeup launched her Metalmorphosis shadows and it fulfills every disco dream we've ever had. Pro tip: Use your fingers to apply it to your lid, but grab a piece of clear Scotch tape as a guide for the precise outline.
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Drew Barrymore is on-board with the gilded fad, teasing a new shadow from Flower Beauty in a recent Instagram post. That means one thing: "Sunshine eyes" for cheap.
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New interview up on @vogueitalia ✨ Link in bio 💋 Xx

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A muse of McGrath, supermodel Nyadak “Duckie” Thot rocks her liquid shadow that doubles as a winged liner. Forget the lipstick and draw a bit of the excess on your cupid's bow for a plumping effect that's unique, but surprisingly minimal.
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Sunshine eyes...

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Lily Collins isn't one to shy away from daring looks. Not only has she convinced us that intense goth makeup works for every season, but she's also rocked a similar gilded eye once before. Always ahead of the trends, this one.
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