Gold is a fancy color. It's perfect for the festive season. As we move towards (what we like to call) the happy time of the year, this is the best time to shimmer, sparkle, gloss and go gold! But what most people don't realize is that gold can be played down as well. A dull gold works well for a day-time affair or a Sunday brunch. Jazz it up a little and you have your perfect evening shade. When it comes to makeup, gold should be your best friend. The color gold can go anywhere – your lips, your eye lids, cheeks, nails, hair… There are many budget-friendly products on the market that you can use. Here are a few tips to use gold without overdoing it.
Yes, you heard that right! If you are in the mood to shock, 24 karat is the way to go. Begin by exfoliating your lips and use your gold lip color. If you are going for a pigment, you can try to blend it in your lip balm. Use a small lip brush to line the outside of the lips and then fill in the full lip.
Gold and black is the way to go. Go for a light layer for the day time. For the evening, you can fill the eyelids with gold shimmer with an eye shadow brush. Use a black felt-tip eyeliner pen to make a cat eye.
If you don't want to use an eye shadow, you can go ahead with a gold eye pencil. Use it as an eye liner or use it just to highlight the edge of your eyes for an added effect. You can also use the pencil on the area where your eye starts near your nose.
After you finish using your concealer and your foundation, dab a few puffs of golden dust along your cheekbone. The best way to use the gold dust is to mix with a blush of your choice. Depending on your skin color and the occasion you can moderate the use of the blush and the gold dust.
If you do not want to go for the gold glitter nails, which can be a little too much even for the most festive of occasions, you can regulate the use of your gold nail paint. One way is to use a different color nail paint and use gold only as a nail art. Another way is to use gold glitter on top of a previously done color. A third way would be to use your gold nail paint only on the edge of your nails.
We are sure that most of you have not tried this. But gold on hair can look very enticing. You can mix gold dust with a hair cream to highlight a few strands of hair without going for actual hair coloring.