The Ray of Gold Make Up Look

This winter the all golden look is very hot. This look is very rich and makes you look gilded, bright and warm, just like the Bond Girl (but much less extreme.)  The look is accomplished with a mix of gold, copper and bronze shades that cast a golden glow over your entire complexion. However it is important to remember the golden rule of using shimmer.  Too much will show off your flaws. The younger and smoother your lids are the more glitter they can take at one time.


To get the look start with a warmer peachier foundation and wash it all over you skin.  Make sure to apply a light bronzer as a blush.  A very light gold highlighter should be applied over the cheekbones.  Depending on your skin tone some women might even want to opt for a yellower shimmery tone or even a white.  White highlighter does compliment shimmering golden tones as well.


This look looks best with slightly thinner lighter brows. You can use a powdered brow lightener to add a little bit of red to your brows.


To do your eyes tap a highlighter color in very pale gold on the brow bone. Then take a bronze shadow and run it along the crease of the lid.  If you are older use a matte shadow on your lids and forgo the shiny stuff. If you are younger with no wrinkles then use the brilliant shiny stuff.


Run the darkest color, such as rich copper along the upper lash line with a smudge brush to create the perfect line.  Then blend the shadow with the liner so that it all slightly overlaps.   Use a big brush to smudge the color in the crease with the shadow and brow colors.


Your next step is to run a bronze eyeliner pencil all around the eye. Apply it as close as possible to the eye to prevent it from looking clown-like.


Make sure the lipstick you choose has a bit of an orange and gold shimmer to it even if you are choosing a darker shade.  You can even highlight your original shade with a gold or bronze lip gloss so this look really rocks on your face.


You can finish this look off with the usual black mascara but brown or forest green mascara looks amazing as part of this gilded look.


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The Cool Snow Angel Make-Up Look

Do you want to look cool, smooth and fabulous this winter?  If so there are some make=up looks you might want to try out.


One look to try is being called The Snow Angel. This starts with a swipe of silver shadow over your eyes that give them a sublet shimmer. The icy sheen is reminiscent of glittering white hard snow.  The key to making this look good is to match the look to your skin tone. If you have fair skin keep the hue metallic. If you have a darker complexion then use silvery finishes with a bit of a tint of pink, blue or pale violet.


The Snow Angel  look works best if you use a very light foundation and a shimmery powder in a shade a bit lighter than your usual skin tone.  Keep the eyebrows thinner but not too thin as the idea is to look child like and not like a Disney villain. There is no need to look like Cruella de Ville. However no real Snow Angel has eyebrows that look like Frida Kahlo either.


Applying the shimmer to the eyelid is the trickiest part of mastering the Snow Angel look.  Be artful and age appropriate. If you are you with a hollow eyelid with a definite arch to the bone and a definite crease then you can put the silver eye shadow all across the lid and above, in the craters on either side of the nose and elsewhere. If you have hooded or mature lids you need to only do the actual lid. If you do the pouchy part you can look quite a bit more wrinkled and older than you are.  The more pearlescent the shadow is and the less thick and metallic, the better it will look on an older eye.


Finally coat your lashes with a generous amount of mascara. Make sure you lashes are curled. This helps balance the icy look.  Do not apply eyeliner unless it is a pearlescent white. The idea is to just let the spiky look of the lashes define your eye area.


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