Summer Beauty: The Golden Rules – by guest blogger Anna Hunter, Makeup Maniac columnist at Get The Gloss

Gold is the ultimate prize; from the Aztecs to pillaging pirates to Olympians, it’s been our treasure and currency for aeons. As well paying the bills, gold is an incredibly valuable addition to your beauty regime; a glimmer of gold around the eyes or gilt-edged cheekbone is ethereal, elegant and especially flattering when it catches the light at this time of year.

Not only is gold a fail-safe glow-giver, but it’s also one of summer’s standout beauty trends. Lucky then, that glorious gold works on everyone. There’s a shade to suit every skintone on the gilt spectrum, and whether you’re off to a festival or chairing a boardroom, it’s easy to weave gold into your beauty regime…

For the ultimate healthy, dewy finish, choose cream or liquid formulations. Nourish Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer is the perfect way to dip into liquid gold – it creates a sunkissed luminescence while also hydrating and firming skin thanks to added Hyaluronic acid and Tripeptides. Slip it under your foundation or blend with BB cream for a radiant, candlelit complexion.

If you crave a little colour in your cheeks, swirl Jane Iredale Moonglow Golden Bronzer over cheekbones and temples for an instant, diffused glow. With 24-Carat gold flakes and four shade variations, J Lo would approve! It’s also the perfect holiday multi-tasker – use the individual powders as eyeshadows and highlighters for an all-over summer sheen. Don’t leave lips in the shade either – Madara Sunkissed Tinting Lip Gloss adds a warm golden gleam while also boosting softness and volume.

If, like this season’s trendsetters, you’re all about the eyes, you’re in for a treat – the abundance of glitters, shadows and shimmers on the market gives you endless golden opportunities. For low-key sparkle, blend RMS Beauty Cream Eyeshadow in Solar over the entire eye socket – the pure mineral formula nourishes the eye area while the light, almost-transparent formula adds gloss and polish.


If more staying power is required, choose a powder. BareMinerals READY eyeshadow duo in Top Shelf combines a washed out gold hue with an antique bronze shade to allow you to create the perfect variation of shadow and light, making it ideal for both daytime wear and more dramatic evening looks.

For stay-put party eyes, glitter is your friend! Apply Bellapierre Colour Stay Glitter Adherent and top with Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Champagne for a nymph-like finish. If you’re really going for gold, add a coat of Zoya Nail Polish in Ziv before heading into the sunset…



Many thanks to our guest blogger Anna Hunter, Makeup Maniac columnist at Get The Gloss – the ultimate health and beauty destination for expert news and inspiration… 

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