There are very few colours that look as gorgeous with a summer tan as gold. And, before a vision of Donatella wafts before your eyes, the key is to use it subtly. This beautiful Shu Uemura shade, Gem Glam Glitter Pressed Eyeshadow in Sparkling Gold is deliciously shimmery. You can use it over a neutral shade on the very inner corners of your eyes to add a pop of glamour, or as an intense liner just above the lash line, applied before you put two coats of black mascara on your lashes. If you have a light touch, don’t be shy in applying it over the entire lid area – it’s maybe not for wearing on the supermarket run, but for summer parties? It’s a winner every time!

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