Metallics have been trending for several seasons now, and gold is always a hot colour for summer. Gold enhances summer’s bare bronzed skin wonderfully. In the spirit of the season, I’m taking out one of the most stunning gold pigments in the market: Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore ($31 at Sephora).
Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore
Ore isn’t just a plain antique gold. It is actually laced with green and pink pigments, which add dimension and make it so much sparklier. *swoons*
Illamasqua Ore – perfectly out of focus. Perfect.
To get my fully gilded eye look, I spritz my brush with MAC Fix+ before picking up a tiny amount of product. I pat it on my eyes instead of a sweeping motion to pack on pigment and avoid fall-out. Paired with darker browns in the crease and smudgy black eyeliner along the lash lines, the look requires minimum effort but delivers high impact results. Queen Bey would be proud.
Other products used: Laura Mercier Eyeshadows in Café au Lait, Coffee Ground, Sunlit, YSL Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eyeliner in Black, YSL Terre Saharienne in No 20 Terre Ochre, Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dallas
Wearing more gold lately has brought more glam and glitter to this everyday geek. I found that even wearing gold accessories with a tee and jeans really dresses up my casual techie girl outfits.
Check out my Instagram photos for more of my golden inspirations. I’m currently on the lookout for gold wedding shoes. My colours are peach and gold, so this glittery gold pump I found might be it!
Cole Haan pumps on clearance and in my size!
Jenny Bird x Burt’s Bees Wild For Bees Bracelet ($24 online)
House of Harlow 1960 Abalone Sunburst Necklace ($83 at ShopBop)
How are you wearing gold this summer? Have you found the best gold eyeshadow, eyeliner or nail polish that you want to wear all season? Have you met Illamasqua Ore Pure Pigment?
Magnum Gold?! is rich vanilla bean ice cream with a sea salt caramel swirl, dipped in a golden coating made with thick Belgian Chocolate. New Magnum Gold?! As good as Gold.
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