Gold makeup is having a moment

Gold makeup is having a moment

Gilty pleasures

Text: Renée Batchelor

From subtle highlights on the skin to shimmery gold eyeshadow to bold lips, gold is an unexpectedly versatile shade

Whether on the Fall/Winter 2015 runways or in Fall makeup collections gold makeup is making its appearance known. The most modern ways to wear gold? As a brilliant pop on the lips as seen on Daphne Groeneveld in the Tom Ford campaign (above). Or as an OTT accent on the eyes — check out the sequins at Temperley London and the glitter pieces at Tadashi Shoji. The key to balancing the look and keeping it fresh is by minimising colour on the rest of the face — wear it with a sheer foundation and just lip balm or pale lip gloss.

Temperley London

Tadashi Shoji

Subtle touches of gold can also work. Try a gold accent, like a touch of eyeshadow to open up the inner corners of the eyes. Or apply gold on the skin either as a pre-foundation illuminator, or to highlight and warm up the complexion for a sun-kissed glow. Finally, tone down gold lippie by wearing it on top of your favourite nude lipstick — you'll be pleasantly surprised at the flattering effect.

Mara Hoffman

Check out our favourite gold products below: