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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