Makeup Trend: Gold Accents Bring Out The Glamazon

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Maybe it's the dark and stormy skies outside or the fact that our skin could use a little Miami magic, but something about a golden shimmer seems awfully appealing these days. While we drew lots of metallic inspiration from the runways of McQueen and Balmain, we're thinking a solid-gold lip could almost make us feel as glamorous as any liquid gold mini dress. But if that's even a little too rich for your blood, we recommend some subtler shimmers, from liquid eye-liner to a potent eye cream loaded with purifying Nano gold. Basically, these are some precious metals we can all get in on.

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Above, clockwise from left: Gracie Carvalho at the Thakoon Spring 2010 runway show featuring NARS Cosmetics, photo via Style.com; Butter London Nail Lacquer in The Full Monty, $14, available at Beauty.com; Balmain Spring 2010 runway, photo via Style.com; Jaeger London Spring 2010 runway, photo via Style.com; Trish McEvoy Gilded Lip Color in Iced Bordeaux, $24, available at Nordstrom; Maybelline EyeStudio Give Me Gold Eye Shadow Quad, $9.49, available at Walgreens.

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Above, clockwise from left: Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 runway, photo via Style.com; Balmain Spring 2010 runway, photo via Style.com; Rococo Nail Laquer in Gold Leaf, $32.50, available at Space NK; Topshop Unique runway beauty, photo via Makeup For Life; Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Eye Cream, $260, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Honey, $18, available at Sephora.


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Above, clockwise from left: Guerlain L'Or Radience Concentrate With Pure Gold Base, $70, available at Sephora; Thakoon Spring 2010 runway featuring NARS Cosmetics, photo via Style.com; Sephora Glitter Eyeliner in Gold, $12, available at Sephora; Jaeger London Spring 2010 runway, photo via Style.com; Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Gold-Based Powder, $59, available at Sephora.

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