With a change in the season also comes the exciting moment to invest in some new cosmetics. This summer is all about gold tones, which work perfectly on sun-bronzed skin. The metallic shade added glamour to Vera Wang’s Spring/Summer 13 show and works just as well off the catwalk as it does on. Try incorporating gold into your make-up routine and watch heads turn.
Metallic shades may not seem like the best option for understated look – but it really can work. Gold is great because it works with every skin tone to add warmth to the complexion. A key here is to work the colour in just one area, so decide whether you want to emphasise your eyes or your lips. If you’re going for the eye area, stick to a slick of cream shadow on the brow bone, which can be easily blended to open up the eye. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in gold has a smooth consistency that can be built up to the level of colour you want achieve.
Don’t worry, daytime gold lips need not be garish or overtly glittery. The trick here is to use a gloss and apply it over the top of your lipstick. Red lips have long been a classic, so stick to your usual shade. Apply a slick of Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss in Golden Sand over the top for a subtle sheen. The tiny glitter particles reflect the light and will give you an eye-catching pout all day.
Incorporate gold into your evening make-up for a new take on the smoky eye. Use a black eyeliner and smudge along the lower lashline for a sultry look, then use a strong gold colour on your lid. Confining gold to your eyelid keeps things fresh and modern, as does using a yellow shade like Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eye Shadow in Gold Blitz. Finish off with strong black lashes.
For a night out, don’t be afraid to go for full-on glamour. Glittery gold on your pout might seem daunting but is guaranteed to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Temporary lip tattoos are the easiest way to achieve the look, such as Passion Lips’ range of designs.
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