But darling, you’d look so fabulous with that metallic golden glow.
Yes, you probably know this already. Ugh, that sexy, sultry glow is all I’ve been dreaming about. So, I tried and tried and tried to perfect this look. And, I did.
Video coming soon (I promise).
Here are the basic rules on golden metallic makeup against rich, dark skin.
First, you need a gold eyeshadow. Kind of like the Sephora shadow in Hollywood’s Calling that I used ($10).
Then, you need a good gold lipstick, because, duh. Want mine? It’s by Make Up For Ever, called Gold (or Number 17)…go figure.
Then, I’d suggest getting yourself a good bronzer, which as a brown girl you should already have in your beauty arsenal. You’ll highlight those cheeks with your bronzer, and maybe even go over the bridge of your nose and sweep a tad on your temples for that luxurious effect. I used MAC’s Gold Deposit, mixed with a bit of their Ambering Rose and a touch of NARS’ orange blush in Exhibit A.
Last, I went the extra mile and added a dash of loose gold pigment to the mix. Again, mine is by MAC, but I promise you can get cheaper gold pigments. I know, it sounds like I did the most. But, this look wasn’t hard to pull off at all.
All you have to do is:
-Fill in those brows.
-Apply your foundation and make sure your skin looks even and clear.
-Dab your middle finger in the gold shadow you have and apply it to your lids.
-Add your concealer under your eyes to cover up any shadow that may have fallen beneath your eyes.
-Add your blush/bronzers.
-Add your lipstick.
-Swipe on at least 3 coats of mascara, no eyeliner needed.
-And, if you’re feeling like superwoman, lightly dip your blush brush in the gold pigment, and add it to your cheekbones, all the way up to your temples. I also went over the bridge of my nose for that Queen Nefertiti effect.
Don’t forget to fill in those brows, and shape them up with a little highlighter in case you’re overdue for a wax/threading session.
Going out with the girls? Add a little bit of the loose pigment to your lips. People will see you, and they will die over your fabulously golden kissed face.
Photography: By Verlyncia of ModifiedNow.com