Glow Storm: How to Wear the Hottest Golden Makeup Trend
"Everybody can wear gold," says Julie Redfern, Beauty Editor at
Sephora. "It's all about how you apply it. Take just one feature and
apply gold on it. If you choose to apply gold on the eye, you can add
some golden shimmer to your lips, but you don't want a golden cheek. I
would mix it up a little bit." Sexy and sparkling gold-dusted eye
shadows look great worn by itself or with black eyeliner, and with nude
lipgloss or a berry-painted mouth.
Eye is the best place to play with golden hues. "Your eye captures
the most attention, because when you talk to someone, they are looking
at your eye," says Julie Redfern. "And you don't have to reapply eye
It is a nearly foolproof trend to apply just use a light hand and
avoid shades that are too yellow. Go for warm gold tones or even gold
shades mixed with bronze hues, they work extremely well for all colors
of eye irises. Never do an entire eyelid from lash to brow in gold.
Keep the color concentrated near the lash line or work the inner corner
of the eye with a lighter hue. To intensify the look, blend the shadow
up toward the brow. Blending different shades of gold from brassy to
almost silver we let the shade fade naturally toward the crease.
If you choose adding a bit of golden touch to your face (we used
Guerlain Let Meteorites Dorees to highlight Aliona's cheekbones), make
sure your skin is in prime condition, because shimmer will accentuate
every little flaw. Exfoliate and moisturise your skin properly before
applying a shimmery highlighter or a powder. "When your face is clear
and glowing, the makeup will look better", adds Julie Redfern.
And the best part is that you don't have to resemble an Oscar statue
to complement the bold eye: Julie Redfern suggests applying a lighter
pink wash as a blush. "Pink is already beige-y type of color. It will
add you a pop of color, which is essential when you go for gold",
recommends Julie. Liner is truly optional, but not mascara! Finish your
look with black mascara, and for the maximum impact, attach a set of
gorgeous golden eyelashes. Add a touch of muted golden loose powder to
the center of your forehead and on the apples of your cheeks. Keep the
rest of the face neutral - apply a shiny pink sheer gloss, and you look
like a million bucks!