#TopDrawerTuesday: Go for gold

#TopDrawerTuesday: Go for gold

Gold standard

Text: Renée Batchelor

With its stellar performance at the SEA Games — 83 golds and counting — we're inspired by Team Singapore's quest for the best. Similarly, these beauty products are the gold standard

If you're treating your skin, don't forget these two essentials to give you a youthful-looking visage. This eye serum from Clarins promises to lift, drain, brighten and lighten the eye area for more awake-looking peepers. Meanwhile, the mask is infused with pure 24 carat and colloidal gold to lift and firm the skin to give it that radiant glow.


Clarins Defining Eye LiftPeter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask, $159

Once you have your skin on track, don't be afraid to go bold with a touch of gold. Our favourite way is with the eyes. Gold eyeshadow is one of the most universally-flattering shades — just match the undertone of your shadow to your skin colour. This one from Urban Decay has an ultra-cool green shift in certain lights. If you want the easiest option, a swatch of gold liner adds instant warmth to your eye makeup.

Urban Decay Duo-tone Eyeshadow in Sideline, $30

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye Pencil in

Don't forget your body as a gold-toned body oil is one of the cleverest ways to add an indiscernible glow to your look; especially in the evening. If you're afraid of going overboard, pour a tiny amount into your body cream, mix it in your palm, and apply it on your décolletage, arms and legs. A gorgeous, luxurious scent — like this one from Dior — is never amiss as well.

Tom Ford Beauty Shimmering Body Oil, $160

Dior J'Adore Eau de Parfum

And while gold is always a great colour to sport on your nails, it's also a great ingredient to strengthen them. Indulge in a nail hardener that's been infused with real 18 carat gold (along with amino acids and peptides) to help nails grow stronger and longer.

Sally Hansen 18K Gold Hardener, $14.90

For last week's #TopDrawerTuesday picks, click here.