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Beauty Blog Advent Calendar – Glorious Golds

For today’s Beauty Blog Advent I decided to swatch a bunch of golds. I happen to love golds, and as I mentioned before, I don’t remember when the love happened, but I’m glad it did. I wanted to share some lovely golds with you today. Please note, I accidentally labeled Midnight Cowgirl as Midnight Cowboy. It’s really Midnight Cowgirl. I have just been inundated with always seeing Midnight Cowboy! And uhm, Meow’s color is Santa Honey! *headdesk* I had labeling fail.


Row 1 = UD Midnight Cowgirl – UD El Dorado – MAC All That Glitters – UD Half-Baked
Row 2 = MAC Retrospeck – Givenchy Or Céleste – Fyrinnae Book of the Dead – Meow Santa Honey – MAC Patina
Row 3 = MUFE Star Powder 902 – Concrete Minerals Ruse – Nyx Pure Gold – VS Fab – VS Fierce
Row 4 = Buxom Torch – Brazen Virtuoso – MAC Trace Gold – tarte Bronze – Buxom Two by Four

Virtuoso and Trace Gold are gorgeous golden blushes. The rest of the shades are eye shadows and variations on gold and bronze, with the notable exception of Two by Four, which is a deep brown and Fierce, which is a sparkly charcoal.

Victoria’s Secret Fab – deep aged bronze with gold shimmer (reminds me of my Franco Sarto purse!)
Victoria’s Secret Fierce – deep sparkly charcoal
Meow Santa Honey – metallic golden umber/bronze
Fyrinnae Book of the Dead
Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl – golden beige with gold micro-glitter
Urban Decay El Dorado – bright gold with gold sparkles
Urban Decay Half-Baked – rich gold
Givenchy Or Céleste – bright gold
Concrete Ruse – bronze with gold sparkle
MAC All That Glitters – beige with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
MAC Retrospeck – bleached blonde (lustre)
MAC Patina – taupe brown with golden pearl (frost)
Nyx Pure Gold – rich antique gold with bronze depth
Make Up For Ever Star Powder 902
Buxom Torch – smoky metallic brass
Buxom Two by Four – smoky black brown
Tarte Bronze – deep bronze sheen
Brazen Virtuoso – a gorgeous apricot shade with a hint of bronze (warm undertones) and just a hint of gold shimmer for a healthy glow
MAC Trace Gold – gold with shimmer (sheertone shimmer)

To see more gorgeous golds, click here.

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    • Sara

      Oooh…Santa Honey….I purchased that solely on your fotd photos. :D It’s too gorgeous to pass up. And, hey, I have a sample of virtuoso but haven’t tried it yet since it looks a little scary in the jar. Gonna have to try that out today.

      • Phyrra

        Yay I’m glad you like it!

    • http://rebeccastorevik.com Eplefe

      It strikes me as funny that NYX “Pure gold” is the least gold-y color on your hand. :P

      • Phyrra

        Heheh! I think it looks like honey darkened. I think Two by Four, the dark brown sticks out too.

    • http://www.whimsybeading.com aygee

      I keep staring at Book of the Dead. I think I need it.

      • NeenaJ

        Thinking the same thing!

        • Marina

          You do! I’m not even a big fan of golds, but I got it as my free sample and it is GORGEOUS!

        • Phyrra

          I vote yes!

      • Phyrra

        Yes you do!

    • Cathryn

      I’ve found myself loving gold more and more over the years as well. I used to be a silver/gunmetal kind of person, but gold just seems to flatter my skin tone far better. My fave out of the bunch is definitely Santa Honey…I was wondering how it compared to Goldilux, which I have, but after going through both your swatches, Goldilux seems to be more greeny-gold, and Santa Honey is definitely a deeper, warm, honey-like gold. It’s almost more amber-y. Thank you so much for your swatches!

      • Phyrra

        I love it for eye shadow :)

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      So many beautiful golds! I used to be obsessed with golds, but for some reason stopped using them as my collection grew. I need to start reaching for them again! Santa Honey is a stunner :3

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Silhouette :)

    • http://www.soundcloud.com/studio_dummies studiodummies

      My eyeballs keep going right to that “Book of the Dead” color you like so much – I’ve been thinking about getting it too, and now the more I see it, the more I think I have to have it!

      • Phyrra

        It’s awesome :)