Wednesday, August 13, 2008

going for the gold

I don't know if it's the thrill of the Olympics...or the fact that there are so many gorgeous golden hues up for grabs lately....but I just can't get enough of it.

The best thing about these, are that you can wear them sheer or layered.

And you can wear them any time of the day...you don't just have to relegate them to nighttime use only.

Trust me, they won't make you look like some left-over extra from Saturday Night Fever.

A word of caution...my suggestion is to choose one of these and use it as a great pop of gold. That way it will definitely work in the real world.

If you choose to use all three...well...good luck with that.

For lips, I'm loving Senna Lip Sync in Stunning ($24) it's a sheer golden color that looks fabulous on. It also smells heavenly of biscotti...really it does.

It's a dual ended goody with a lipstick at one end and a sheer golden gloss at the other. Wear them together for real pow. Or do like I do and just slick the gloss on by itself.

The bonus is that it's not a gloopy gloss and it makes your lips feel smooth and soft.

Loves it!

For the eyes, I'm coveting this Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Gold ($29) since I saw it in the September Elle.

I love Chanel eye shadows because they are superb for layering, or using as just a sheer wash of color.

Apparently this gorgeous color was used at the Chanel show (for Fall 2008) by it's creative director Peter Philips.

He actually layered it all the way up to the eyebrow.

While this may be a little too dramatic for everyday use (trust me...you do not want to be that girl at the office) a great dusting on the lid would look fabulous.

A word of caution from Philips? Leave your lashes bare with the gold shadow look. Mascara combined with the gold would change the look completely...making you look more disco-y.

If you must use mascara...I'd suggest one coat of brown for a softer look.

Good to know.


Finally...the all over dusting of gold for the face.

One I love is Prescriptives Fall Dimensions for Cheeks and Eyes ($35). I mean...look at the adorable packaging for one...and the mosaic-like pattern.

It gives you a subtle and very flattering gold-ish luminescence.

Try an all over sweep of color to give your face a sweet glow (apply as you would a bronzer).

Or, you can also use each section individually...for eye shadow, blush, or get creative and use it on your lips with lip gloss or balm.

The perfect multi-tasker!


Try prescriptives.com, chanel.com, or sennacosmetics.com for more info and to find out where to purchase.


Jennifer
photos courtesy of chanel, prescriptives, and senna
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