The best gold eye make-up inspiration

Winter’s palette takes its cue from one precious shade, dip in

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Max Abadian

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Max Abadian

Photo credit: Max Abadian

Out with loaded lashes, in with...Delicate gold

A gold eye is always chic when done in an understated way, and for this look make-up maestro Mary Greenwell pressed on a pale gold eyeshadow, drew gold pencil over the top and...that was it. 'You maintain the purity and minimalism by using nothing under the eye,' she says.

EXPERT TIP: If you can get away with no mascara, it helps keep the look minimal: if not, go lightly with just one or two coats. 

Now all you need is products to help you recreate the look. Step this way if you're going for gold...

each. Easy-to-use shadows you can build and mix at will. 

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 (1, left). Nails become softly sparkling accessories in one stroke with this rich, bronze-y gold glitter. 

 (2, left). Paint every nail this champagne gold or wear it on ring fingers only for a contemporary twist. 

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 Inspired by Asian beauty rituals, this rosehip and camellia oil-packed toner leaves skin plump and primed for moisturiser. 

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 This suits-all party red outlasts your average lipstick, but isn’t drying like some long-wear formulas. And the gold case feels heavy and luxe. 

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. Refreshing your make-up? Start with this featherlight, ginger-scented oil that perks up dull skin - and senses - any time of day.

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 Pigment-dense but blendable, start with a simple sweep across lower lids, then keep playing. 

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 The gold massager (left) that comes with L'Occitane's masque won us over. It's perfect for working the rich cream into skin for a nourishing, sculpting treat. 

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 A dressing-table talking point if ever there was one; the chicly holographic pink-gold polish inside should earn a few compliments, too. 

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 There are 12 scents in D&G's Velvet collection, but this fresh, powdery floral stands out as something special. 

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