Britain has finally gone Gold! If you’re not a contender for a gold medal this Olympics, be inspired with our favourite ways to go gold this summer - get in on the action....
THE SKINCARE: The Live Native Essential Gold Rejuvenating Eye Balm contains nature’s healthiest store of nourishing and rejuvenating ingredients to help protect the delicate and sensitive skin around the eyes. We especially love that the eye balm is fortified with 23k gold leaf, so not only does it feel luxurious when applying, it is great for reducing puffiness and dark circles, whilst also helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We like to pair the eye balm, with he Live Native Botanical Earth Antioxidant Mud Mask - a deeply cleansing face mask which combines the powerful antioxidant rich acai, cacao and nourishing spirulina with the energetically rejuvenating 23K gold leaf. A favourite here at Content, the nourishing mud mask will help to soothe and cleanse the skin, whilst also naturally restoring balance – it truly is the ultimate home facial treat.
THE MAKE-UP: Add a touch of sparkle to your Summer with the Vapour Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment in ‘Sugar,’ - a golden, peach, pink colour that will bring a touch of light to your eyes and enhance your natural beauty. The added benefits of antioxidants, hydrate the delicate eye area and help to smooth fine lines. We like to layer with other mineral shadows for a more dramatic effect - great for mimicking the beautiful sheen found naturally with gold. If however, you prefer a more delicate and subtle warm gold colour, try adding RMS Beauty Cream Eye Shadow in 'Solar' – this organic cream eye shadow will create a sheer refined metallic glow, with the added benefits of raw mineral pigments in a cream base to mositurise and soothe the delicate eye area. Like all RMS Beauty products, the use of raw and organic ingredients, keep the skin looking healthy and the vital nutrients help to hydrate and smooth the skin– we find the cream eye shadows especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin around the eye area. Highlighting is another way to use gold - try ILIA Beauty Multi-Stick in Sway - a bronze/gold highlighter which looks super pretty on darker or tanned skin.
For the perfect pale golden colour, try the INIKA Mineral Eye shadow in ‘Gold Dust’ - great to add with shades of brown in the INIKA Mineral Cosmetics range for added depth and warmth. The award-winning mineral eye shadows are rich in pigment, providing long-lasting and opulent colour that will last all day. The purity of the ingredients also means that they are perfect for those with sensitive eyes and skin - we love to use ‘Gold Dust’ as a highlighter to give a subtle sheen and to create a healthy Summer glow. It can also be used wet or try as a shadow or liner.
THE PRODUCTS: We have swatched the above Gold eye-shadows so you can get a closer look - from left - Inika Mineral Eye Shadow in 'Gold Dust,' RMS Beauty Cream Eye Shadow in 'Solar,' Vapour Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment in 'Sugar.'
HOW TO USE: Kat, our make-up artist here at Content, suggests wearing a 'light veil of gold over the lid' for a subtle hint of gold and for a more striking/bold look use 'right up to the eye brow' creating a deeper heavier application.