AMBER LIGHTS: WEARABLE GOLD PRODUCTS FOR CHRISTMAS - Amanda White
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26 Nov AMBER LIGHTS: WEARABLE GOLD PRODUCTS FOR CHRISTMAS

With Christmas lurking round the corner it’s my favourite time of year for one colour in particular that is close to my heart… GOLD.

Gold for me is one of the most hypnotic makeup shades. I simply cannot walk past a makeup counter without touching something gold, whether it be the makeup itself or the luxury packaging. I am a magpie in the beauty department glimpsing for something glittery, whether it be slightly tarnished or sparkly, I find gold visually captivating, which is why it works so well as a makeup shade. The colour of gold enhances your look whatever shade your skin and can make eyes seem brighter.

The makeup I created for the shoot on the left is aptly named ” Queen of the Forest”.  I opted for a smokey eye but with a pop of gold towards the inside of the models eye. I teamed this with a strong black kohl pencil  creating this “fierce sexiness” behind her eyes that really adds drama to the look.

For the Two Temple Place London shoot, I created a look designed to celebrate English elegance.  The gold I used was a subdued shade and was more of a rose gold that I lightly dusted across her inner eye to add a sheen of gold.

Whether you like wearing gold in a subtle or bold way, here are my favourite wearable gold products for this Christmas that will be sure to be on your lists to santa:

1. DIOR LIPSTICK (DIORIFIC)

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Dior’s  golden shock collection of Diorific lipsticks incorporates specks of gold through the stunning 8 shades of lipstick to really make the colours pop and your lips to shine – And the packaging is gorgeous!!

 

2. CHANEL (CAMELLIA HIGHLIGHTER)

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For me Chanel always bring out a cult lust after product around Christmas and this year they have launched this perfectly designed Camellia Highlighter – Camellias were Coco Chanels favourite flowers its almost too good to run your brush over it…

3. BOBBI BROWN (EYE PALETTE)

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Bobbi Brown have thought of everything a smokey eye could want-  A mix of sparkle, matte and shimmer textures – perfect for the party season and all colours will work beautifully together when blended 🙂

4. MAC (GLITTER POT)

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 This product is not for the timid this is bold and powerful perfect for you super glitter fiends –  to use MAC pigment make sure you use Mac’s mixing medium to control the finish of the product.  Building this up is key.

5. YSL (NAIL VARNISH)

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This luxury gold leaf effect nail polish by YSL will leave your nails looking super sparkly, what more can us magpie girls need?

 But Gold is not just the colour of Christmas it can be used all year round too and with MAC launching a Spring 2015 Jewellery based collection by jeweller “ Bao Bao Wan“ consisting of gold, green and oxidised rose gold as eyeshadows –  I will most definitely be queuing at the door…

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