Imaxtree / Temperley London A/W 15
Since the influential make-up artist Pat McGrath debuted her pure pigment Gold 001 collection last month – all 1,000 of the sought-after products sold in just over six minutes – there has been a calling for sparkly gold make-up.
While glitter might have a reputation for being somewhat ageing, as well as tricky to apply, an influx of finely-milled formulas has made it possible for all ages to embrace a flash of gold. Here are some ways you can incorporate flecks of shimmer into your make-up routine:
Forget glitter eyeshadows, the chic way to add sparkle to your eyes is through your lashes. To recreate the fluttering, glitter lashes seen at the Carolina Herrera A/W 15 show, look to Lancôme and Tom Ford. While Lancôme’s Hypnôse Stardust Mascara, £22.50, looks like liquid tinsel in a tube and gives lashes just a hint of glitter, Tom Ford Lash Tips Mascara in Burnished Gold, £35, is more highly pigmented and offers a stronger finish.
To brighten-up lacklustre skin, invest in My Burberry Gold Glow Luminising Powder, £45. The lightweight powder combines the delicious scent of the My Burberry fragrance in a compact powder with hints of sparkle. Use a big, bristled brush and simply sweep the powder across your forehead, cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose for a glistening glow.
Although McGrath applied her Gold 001 to intense effect on the models’ lips backstage at Prada, you can achieve a gold lip that leans more towards a shimmery flourish. Dolce & Gabbana’s Sheer Shine Gloss in Pearl Shine, £23.50, adds a dewy, glittered look to your lips.
Sparkly nails are by far the easiest way to tap into the glitter trend and were seen on the catwalk at Just Cavalli for A/W 15. Dior’s Diorific Vernis in State of Gold, £20.50, can be applied as a top coat or alone for a subtle shimmer.