Singaporebrides | Beauty

October 2011

Get the Midas Touch with Gold Bridal Make-up

Apparently, gold is the new black this season. Here are six ways you can wear this versatile colour for your wedding.

Other than making a re-entrance into the jewellery market in sexy styles, gold has also gleamed brightly down the runways in the recent Fashion Week in New York, Paris, London and Milan. Gold make-up gives a brightening effect that can liven up even the dullest complexion. But like all things that are too good for us, use this colour sparingly.

Festive occasions such as the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, and end-of-the-year weddings are the perfect time to use gold makeup; a sheen of gold on the body or face is a gorgeous look for everyone. If you’re going to be wearing a simple, Goddess-style gown for your wedding, this will be a stunning look for you.

When it comes to make-up, less is definitely more. Unless you’re going for a “Showgirl” theme, gold eye shadow paired with gold glitter eyeliner and gold lips is a no-go. Pick one or two parts of the face or body, and strictly limit the shimmer to those areas only. Also, don’t use gold makeup with silver clothes or accessories unless you’re going for a costume party as a statue.

Those of you with dry skin can use a shimmering liquid or solid stick product, while oily skin works best when dusted with an illuminating loose or pressed powder, as we’ll feature here. Your make-up artist will also tell you that the gold highlights can be applied to the décolletage, the centre of the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, and over the shoulders for a glowing effect.

1. Tweezerman Luxe Edition Crystal Slant – Glorious Gold (Exclusively available at escentials Paragon), $167

Add some glam to your wedding clutch and a little dazzle to your brow beauty routine with this Luxe Edition of Tweezerman’s award-winning Slant®. The classic stainless steel tweezer is bejewelled with Swarovski® Elements. Famous for its precision, the Slant’s perfectly aligned hand-finished tips are guaranteed to grab even the finest of hairs every time. It’ll make a great bridesmaid’s gift too, hint hint!

2. Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter, $54

This delicately sheer champagne highlighter adds a luminous sheen to your make-up. The cream-to-powder finish works very well on the top of your cheeks, on your brow bones, or on your nose bridge. Simply glide it on with one end and use the blender on the other end to sculpt.

3. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Koi, $38

This eyeliner glides on smoothly and can be applied to both upper and lower lash line. Waterproof and longwearing, you won’t have to worry when dabbing those happy tears off the corners of your eyes. With its high content of volatile silicones and modern wax oil combinations, this innovative formula that contains a perfect blend of pearls and intense pigment is extremely wearable and comfortable.

4. Guerlain Météorites Perles de Nuit Illuminating Powder, $81

For Christmas this year, Guerlain is launching this gorgeous limited edition collection inspired by night sky. Adding on to the original formula are five perfectly smooth beads to correct, illuminate and even out the skin: Pink, the light capturer, White, the complexion illuminator, Gold, the light reflector, Orange, the radiance purveyor, and Silver, illuminating without whitening.

5. Stila Jewel Eye Shadow – Golden Topaz, $29

The perfect blend of pigment, binder and pearl in this eye shadow delivers a weightless feel on the eye, leaving the lids glamorous and glittering. Transparent talc delivers excellent colour release and binding oils ensure adherence. Used wet or dry, this eye shadow has excellent colour release and all day wear, great for that Goddess-look all night.

6. By Terry ROUGE TERRYBLY SHIMMER Age Defense Lipstick – Love Me Tender, $75

A new texture, new radiance and a new rich and precious 24K Pink Gold formula, the amazing powdery cream enriched with the Lumilip® technology promises to revitalise your lips. This iridescent balm melts onto the lips and moisturises them with a shimmering, vibrant, moiré glaze effect for a pout that seems magically plumped. So you’ll look picture perfect in all those kissy wedding photos!