Just as sure as our annual obsession with Chestnut Praline Lattes come fall, gold makeup is top of mind right now. You heard it here first: This sophisticated shade will be everywhere this season. Nails, eyes, lips, cheeks—you name it!

Here to show you three ways to wear gold makeup this fall is our beloved beauty editor Shontel. Take it away, lady!

How to Wear Gold Makeup

Gold Eye Shadow

To really make gold eye shadow pop, prime your lids with a white shadow pencil like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk before applying a concentrated pigment like Maybelline ColorTattoo Concentrated Crayon in Gold Rush.

How to Wear Gold Eye Shadow

Gold Highlighter

It doesn’t stop with shadow, ladies. For a look that marries dewy skin and strobing, swipe a cream highlighting stick along the highest point of your cheekbones and just above your brow bone. Also swipe down the bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow for skin that glows.

How to Wear Gold Highlighter

Gold Lipstick

Top it all off with a rose gold lippie, secured with a lip primer, of course. Wear each look on its own—or all together—for the ultimate ‘golden touch’!

How to Wear Gold Lipstick


Are you planning to “go for the gold” this fall? Tell us how you’ll rock this makeup look below!

Photo: Jessica Schramm
Makeup: Alana Dawn
Model: Shontel Horne

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