The Only Makeup You Need This Season

Gilt lines and glittering specks are the eye accents that will carry you through this summer's sunny days and starry nights. Gold is a shade that can stand on its own, so bypass bold lipstick and skip the blush altogether to create these shining looks!

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A little gold can go a long way. That's why we love Hayley's eye makeup, which is a simple blend of faint gold spots that surround the inner corners and lower lash lines. It's both dazzling (when the light hits) and subdued, creating a cool, refreshing summer look. And the shimmery accents enhance her pale-blue overgrown bob, rosy-nude lip, and immaculately groomed brows.

Since we met her, we've been thinking about ways to incorporate gold into our eye makeup this season. The cool and flashy hue works for day and night and effortlessly radiates against any skin tone.

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Take a look at the universal golden looks below and try them on yourself!

The Whole Nine Yards

A model backstage wearing a full-lid wash of bright gold before the Alice + Olivia spring 2016 presentation in New York City. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Toth/Getty Images
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Simply apply the color all over the lid for an easy and bright look that will beautifully light up an otherwise neutral face of makeup.

The Technique: Dip a damp eye-shadow brush into a yellow-gold eye shadow and sweep the shade from the upper lash line to the crease. Apply two layers for complete coverage. Make the look even fresher by skipping the mascara and keeping the gold residue on your lashes.

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Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in Yellow Gold, $2, nyxcosmetics.com.

The Gilded Cat Eye

The gold and black eyeliner look for Ralph & Russo's spring 2016 runway show in Paris. Photograph courtesy of Victor Virgile/Getty Images
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The gold layer in this modern eyeliner shape makes the matte black eyeliner pop and keeps you from looking tired on a late night out.

The Technique: Draw a thick line of gold liner from the inner to outer corners of your top lash line and let dry. Take a black liquid liner and start a thin line in the middle of your lash line, making sure to keep the line tight against the base of your lashes. Widen the line as you inch closer to the outer corner, then finish off with a winged tip.

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Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Pure Show, $21, maccosmetics.com.

The Smoke-Out

A dark, yet glowing smoky eye on a model before the fall 2016 Tadashi Shoji show in New York City. Photograph courtesy of Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

Use a darker shade of gold for this sultry and edgy look.

The Technique: Sweep a thin layer of black eye shadow along the bottom lash line and the inner and outer corners of your top lid, leaving an open space in the middle of the lid. Fill with a golden-brown shadow and blend it into the dark areas.

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Star Powder in Gold Copper, $20, makeupforever.com.

The Sparkle of My Eye

An eye-illuminating design on a model backstage before the fall 2016 Tommy Hilfiger show in New York City. Photograph courtesy of Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images

Yes, there's a grown-up way to wear glitter: just sprinkle the fairy dust in the right places.

The Technique: Get an eye shadow that has glitter particles for optimal shine. Prep your lid with a primer and a little clear eye gloss for the glitter to stick to. Apply a thin line to the top lid, from the inner corner to the middle (don't overdo it!). Use a gel liner in a similar color on the inner corner of the lower lash line. Give the look a modern twist with a top layer of clear eye gloss.

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Cosmetic Glitters in Gold, $15, occmakeup.com.
From: Seventeen
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