While some brunettes may favour the Snow White beauty formula – with ivory skin, ebony lashes and scarlet lips – I’m definitely a golden girl. Bronzer, glitter and glistening gilt-hued products will always catch my eye.
Beauty purists may claim “golden goddess” make-up is really for blondes, but I say, heck, if it works, wear it! I’ve never made any secret of my passion for bronzer, and now summertime is here, it’s my moment to shine.
Shimmering golden make-up really enhances a suntan and it looks dazzling by night. So this week, I asked my beauty guru – top celebrity make-up artist Daniel Sandler – to help me create a 24-carat look.
Step One: Glisten
Apply your normal base, to create an even canvas for your golden sheen. According to Daniel, the secret with this look is to use colours that are a little warmer than your natural skin tone – I like using Guerlain’s Terracotta Skin Healthy Glow Foundation in Brunettes. Using your fingertip, blend Daniel Sandler Cream Bronzer in Riviera over the apples of your cheeks, adding warmth and subtle shimmer to your face. Next up, smooth the same product across your eyelids and lips – it’s so versatile and easy to apply, and it instantly adds a gorgeous sexy shimmer.
Step Two: Shimmer
Using a small eyeshadow brush like Daniel Sandler Blending Brush, apply Too Faced Glamour Dust Glitter Pigment in Nude Beam to your eyes, blending a light wash of shimmer above the lashes, across the centre of your lids and at the inner corners.
This gorgeous peachy shade contrasts beautifully with the bronzer, shaping and adding depth to your eyes. Then, using a bigger brush, dust a hint of this glam glitter across your cheekbones, to highlight the contours of your face and catch the light as you move.
Step Three: Bronze
You’ve added plenty of shimmer already, so stick to a matt bronzer like bareMinerals Ready Bronzer in The Deep End, dusting it under your cheekbones with a fluffy brush like Real Techniques Blush Brush to shape your face. Build the colourup slowly across your cheeks and, if you’re after a really pro finish, along each side of your nose and at your temples.
Step Four: Finishing Touches
Finally, slick Michael Kors Sporty Lip Luster in Muse across your lips, slicking it over the top of the gilt shimmer you applied at the beginning. This luscious gloss is the perfect nutty-nude shade – subtle, yet super-glam.
I love this look – it’s a really easy one to achieve, and one that suits every skin tone – so give it a try. After all, every girl deserves her Golden Goddess moment. Shine on!
Love Binky xxx