Photo credit: Max Abadian
Out with loaded lashes, in with...Delicate gold
A gold eye is always chic when done in an understated way, and for this look make-up maestro Mary Greenwell pressed on a pale gold eyeshadow, drew gold pencil over the top and...that was it. 'You maintain the purity and minimalism by using nothing under the eye,' she says.
EXPERT TIP: If you can get away with no mascara, it helps keep the look minimal: if not, go lightly with just one or two coats.
Now all you need is products to help you recreate the look. Step this way if you're going for gold...
each. Easy-to-use shadows you can build and mix at will.
(1, left). Nails become softly sparkling accessories in one stroke with this rich, bronze-y gold glitter.
(2, left). Paint every nail this champagne gold or wear it on ring fingers only for a contemporary twist.
Inspired by Asian beauty rituals, this rosehip and camellia oil-packed toner leaves skin plump and primed for moisturiser.
This suits-all party red outlasts your average lipstick, but isn’t drying like some long-wear formulas. And the gold case feels heavy and luxe.
. Refreshing your make-up? Start with this featherlight, ginger-scented oil that perks up dull skin - and senses - any time of day.
Pigment-dense but blendable, start with a simple sweep across lower lids, then keep playing.
The gold massager (left) that comes with L'Occitane's masque won us over. It's perfect for working the rich cream into skin for a nourishing, sculpting treat.
A dressing-table talking point if ever there was one; the chicly holographic pink-gold polish inside should earn a few compliments, too.
There are 12 scents in D&G's Velvet collection, but this fresh, powdery floral stands out as something special.