Metallic Mayhem – How to Do Gold Makeup Beautifully!


Metallics have hit the runways in a big way, and where fashion goes, makeup jumps on the complimentary bandwagon! And one of MY favorite looks is definitely shimmering gold. When done right, it is subtle and highly flattering to most skin tones. It also keeps you look RIGHT up to date. So, choose one or two gold accents to look absolutely beautiful, and totally on-trend.

Not ALL that glitters is gold!

A word of warning though – don’t put ALL the gold makeup products on your face at once – not a good look! Subtle accents do the trick here!


One of the best ways to bring in some gold and completely revitalize the skin tone is to choose a sweep of gold flecked luminizing powder. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed is a shimmering accent that loves candlelight. (And Feng Shui practitioners confirm that gold is both “uplifting” and “energy-producing”). Apply it to the cheeks, eyes and lips for a delicately gilded look. Mix it with a moisturizer for the décolletage; or into a gel to work into your hair! Stunning!

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Real gold

How about a little touch of the REAL stuff? Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold Make-Up Base is an embellishing makeup base sprinkled with pure 24-carat gold flakes. Like the most luxurious jewellery pieces, the precious flakes were crafted into ultra-sparkling and ultra-reflective particles, then dispersed in a hydrating smoothing gel. The complexion glows with divine radiance. Skin is smooth, supple and satiny, ready for perfect makeup.

Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold Make-Up Base

Golden Pouts

A gold wash over the lips is a wonderfully plumping and flattering look. Go with a nude or deep red lipstick underneath and a honey-golden gloss on top. Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Intense Colour and Shine Bare Lip Sensation is perfect for this with a fine, non-sticky texture that glides over the lips like a veil. Composed of mineral and botanical oils, it maintains hydration and keeps the lips soft. Intensely luminous, it guarantees a shimmering, shaping and plumping finish on the lips.

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Intense Colour and Shine Bare Lip Sensation

Tawny Gold Eyes

The eyes are a great place for a gorgeous sweep of shimmering gold. Just remember to use a dark mascara and eyeliner and go for defined brows, so you don’t look washed out! Lunasol Aurorized Eyes is super five-color eye shadow set that creates fantastical and mystical eyes – like a shimmering aurora in the night sky. After layering four colors with different types of lustre, apply “Aurorized Color” with a fingertip to create a beautiful shimmer, as if the eyelids were embracing the lights.

Lunasol Aurorized Eyes

Blushing Pretty

And for a really pretty, golden pinky blush look? Sulwhasoo Radiance Blusher blends bright pink with shimmering gold, adding radiance to the cheeks to breathe in liveliness to your face. Features Pearl Powder which brings clarity and radiance to the skin and comes complete with a luxurious brush that controls the amount of blush taken for easy makeup.

Sulwhasoo Radiance Blusher

And hang in there my golden girl, because I’m working on a great DIY Beauty tutorial next! How to make your own beautiful crystal soap!

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