From the beginning of time, women have used the glitter of gold to enhance their natural beauty. In medieval times, it was believed to be beneficial for health. Today, in addition to jewelry, bullion, dust and coins, gold is now used in gourmet foods and trendy drinks. Revel in your golden goddess with this roundup of fab-glam products to make you look like a million bucks!
Jane Iredale will transform you into a princess with her 24 Karat Gold Dust Powder. You’ll positively shimmer when you brush this on your cheeks, eyelids or décolleté. Heads will swivel as you strut your stuff. Go glow girl! $12.50 at www.beautybridge.com.
Dab Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour on eyelids and watch it dry to a fine powder in a few seconds. The shade stays true throughout the day or evening giving your eyes a subtle and shimmery appearance. Layer the metallic crème on top of other colors for an even more dramatic look. $33 at www.yesstyle.com.
Men will be drawn to you as moths to a flame when you dust your lids with Shiseido’s intense and lustrous eye shadow. The Makeup Hydro Powder Eye Shadow H1 Goldlights is packed in a convenient purse-sized container with a handy applicator. $25.80 at www.fragrancecosmetic.com.
GLAM GAL MUST-HAVE
Use Glominerals GloDust 24K on the face, body, hair – or wherever you want to shimmy and shine. The velvety powder texture can be used over cream eye liner for a sparkly enhancement. Choose a range of shades – from subtle sparkle to a gilded tone. Contains vitamins A & E, tea leaf extract – and, of course, gold! $27.60 at www.Amazon.com.
POP GOES THE GIRL
POP Beauty Glitter Stix Gold is a funky crayon that will surely get attention. A high pigment, non-greasy formula with tiny diamond-like sparkles, this inexpensive addition to your cosmetics arsenal will get you treated — not tricked! $8 at www.CVS.com.
ON GOLDEN LIPS
Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss Gold Dust 024 puts a golden glow on your luscious lips. Innocent for daytime and kittenish for night, it’s the finishing touch to an already perfect day. $7.29 at www.Kmart.com.
GO FOR THE GOLD
CARGO Eye Brightening Stick Gold is designed to brighten eyes. The highlighting pen contains matte and frost eye shadows with special application tips. The shadow is dispensed from small cartridges at either end. The round side applies matt shadows under the brow and the other side gives lower lashes an instant lift. Go for the gold with this double-sided wonder. $20 at www.CVS.com.
Don’t forget to glam up the nails with Nailtini Nail Lacquer Topper Gold Haze 308. Stars like Katie Holmes have been spotted all over Tinseltown sporting golden nails. They make the perfect accessory to any costume or outfit. $13 at www.Nailtini.com.
THE SECRET REVEALED
We are about to reveal a 300-year-old beauty secret from Japan. Remove excess oil and sweat without disturbing makeup with Tatcha Gold Flake Blotting Papers. Fragrance-free and oil-free, this all-natural biodegradable paper is made with high grade abaca leaf, which is prized for its absorbency and softness. Real gold flake is a symbol of authenticity. $12 for 30 sheets at www.b-glowing.com.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow 98 Gold Metallic is pure old-fashioned glamour with a youthful twist. The mirrored compact makes it easy to casually retouch while you’re out on the town – or getting your kicks while trick or treating. In fact, this is a real treat! $16.69 at www.fragrancecosmetic.com.
ALL PURPOSE HIGHLIGHTER
Benefit Gilded Highlighting Pencil adds pizzazz to your already beautiful self. Simply use to make your glamorous eyes even more alluring. The soft texture means it will glide on easily for smudging into corners. $19 at www.Benefit.com.
GO ALL THE WAY!
You’ll be good as gold with the Metal Mania Gold Makeup Kit. This fun pack includes a jar of Cosmetic Powdered Gold, a jar of Magic Set and an applicator sponge. With only a few dabs you can become a golden goddess head to toe or a shooting star where the sky’s the limit. Go for the gold! $17.99 at www.buycostumes.com.