Gold: The Christmas-Friendly Beauty Trend You'll Love

Gilded or bronzed, make-up this season has the Midas touch.

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Gilded or bronzed, make-up this season has the Midas touch.

There was a definite colour palette this season and it was gold in all its guises. It was worn in a sparkly flurry over lids at Altuzarra, warm and bronzy in the crease at Holly Fulton and faintly metallic in the inner corners of the eyes at Alberta Ferretti.

Beautiful, easy to do and all lessons in how to make a notoriously tricky shade wearable just in time for your Christmas make up looks. But the best bit: gold suits all skin tones and eye colours – though it really does something special to blue eyes.

It doesn’t just sit comfortably on the catwalk either, gold metallic temporary tattoos were this summer's equivalent of last summer's feather obsession – we’re pretty in awe of Seekers of Sun Luxury Temporary Tattoos, £9.99. Beyoncé (all hail Queen B) wears them just about everywhere on her body. We love.

At the more extreme end of the spectrum – and where our beauty interests were piqued – Simone Rocha and Emilio Pucci went all out. At Simone Rocha make-up artist Sam Bryant affixed gold leaf to foreheads and called it ‘gorilla make-up’ and at Emilio Pucci make-up artist Yadim gilded ten of the girls walking in the show with MAC Golden Lemon Pigment, £17, buffed above the brows. Lady Gaga, naturally, was an early adopter of the gold forehead movement.

If you’re not so bold take your cue from Llloyd Simmonds who at Alberta Ferretti worked with a subtle placement of MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush, £18, on the inner corners of the eyes, while Alex Box’s approach at Issey Miyake was to line the upper and lower inner corners with liquid gold.

The products you'll need:

1. Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in G Gold, £11, 2. NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Corcovado, £18.50, 3. MAC Pigment in Old Gold, £17, 4. Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore, £16.50

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