From An Expert: Solid Gold

Broke & Beautiful‘s very first guest blogger is makeup artist and fashion addict, Erin Bush of Passion for Pretty! She’s here to fill us all in on the hottest cosmetic trends of the season.

Fall’s most precious metal isn’t found in a H. Stern cuff (even though I am borderline obsessed with the H. Stern Feather Bracelet, is saving it as a background image on my computer too much?), the bling is on our lids! I know the thought of a gilded eye may sound a bit disco-ish but a touch of gold shadow can really make your eyes pop.

From Chanel to Versace, the hue popped on the lids of the models walking in the Milan Fall/Winter fashion shows earlier this year. It can be subtle or diva-like. It can be pretty or mysterious, and more importantly it works on almost every skin tone. Just a simple, light sweep of this shimmery metallic shade updates our look and warms up our faces in seconds!

There are two looks you can do with gold: neutral or a pop of color.

To get the neutral look:
Apply gold shadow to your lids and keep the rest of the face understated so the eyes are the main focus. Use a nude gloss on the lips and keep the cheeks peachy.

To get the DIVALICIOUS pop of color:
Lightly wet your shadow brush before dipping it into the eye shadow. Sweep the color across your lower lid; this will deliver an intense wash of color. Pair it with a heavier liner, mega volume lashes and either a soft gold lip-gloss or a dark red lip. The combination works in harmony to create a sultry, intense look.

Gold works for everyone, the key is to find the gold tone that best fits your skin tone. Nars, Laura Mercier and Chanel (FYI – the gold in Chanel’s collection was inspired by gilded tones found in Coco Chanel’s historic apartment in Paris!) have all launched beautiful makeup collections that are full of golden shimmery goodness.

Smooches & 24 Karat Quick Claps,
Passion for Pretty

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  • Great advice – I love a good gold! Thank-you :)

  • S

    Wonderful advice, thanks for the tips :)

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  • Kittykat

    Great tips…you truly are passionate for pretty and trendy looks…keep up the good work!!!

  • Lindsay

    Love it!

  • Mya

    Hey Diva…How did Jill Scott say it?!?!? Living our life like its GOLDEN!!! You know I’m all for a POP of color…we could all use a little attention (wink)!

    What are some other colors you can blend the gold with?

    Cant wait until your next post :)
    Smooches!
    XOXO

  • Sharece

    I AGREE! GOLD IS GREAT ON ALL SKIN TONES. I AM DARK SKINNED AND LOVE A GOLD EYE. IT POPS DURING THE DAY AT WORK AND MAKES YOU GRAB ATTENTION AFTER WORK.

  • ChunkieChocolate

    Love it!!! Erin you are the best!! I can’t wait until your next posting on more makeup and hot trends for the fall!!!

    Can I also mix gold with Denim Frost (MK) and Lemongrass (MK)?

    XOXO!!!

  • Angelique

    Great Tips!! (as always)…Thanks Erin.

  • Gold is my everyday staple!!! Makes me look awake in the day and glam at night!

    thanks Erin!

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  • BEAUTIFUL LOOKS!!

  • Thank you for the advice. I love this article. I really get something from it. I simply love gold. Hope to see more posts here.

  • Label Smut

    FABULOUS article, thanks for the tips! Looking forward to your next article.

    BTW – your blog is HOT!

    Faux Kixxes
    xoxoxox

  • Jheryn

    I am looking in my closet right now for something Fabulous to wear w/ my new Golden Divalicious look!

    I can’t wait!!

    xoxo
    Quick Claps!!

  • Great advice. this will help me a lot. I love fashion and i love experimenting dress combination.