Get a gorgeous glow this season by adding a gilded touch to your make-up. Dior’s innovative Addict Fluid Shadow, from its autumn collection, Cosmopolité, contains a new lightweight liquid formula that Peter Philips (pictured above), the brand’s creative director, describes as giving eyelids “a screen of light.” The overall effect is mirror-like, with a mesmerising magnetic shimmer that ensures all eyes are on you. If you’re sparkle-shy, try the golden-brown Univers shade that flatters every skin tone with a subtle glimmer.
Charlotte Tilbury, the British make-up artist to the stars, has introduced the new Eyes to Mesmerise line to her cosmetics range, available via Net-a-porter. These little pots of shadow deliver vivid luminous colour with a long-wearing, non-crease formula that Tilbury says “blends like a dream”—she recommends applying with fingers for a soft daytime look or using a slightly damp brush to intensify the finish in the evenings. Try a combination of Mona Lisa (a burnished bronze inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece) and Bette (a gleaming chocolate created in honour of screen icon Bette Davis) for a gorgeous smoky eye.
If you’re going for gold, then why not extend the gilded look to your fingertips. Try Christian Louboutin’s recently launched Scarabée collection, which features metallic nail lacquers inspired by the iridescent shell of the scarab beetle. As ever, the brand’s stylish packaging is almost as covetable as the colours. Bronze with flashes of green and blue, Scarabée III is pure autumn perfection. If a full manicure seems too extravagant for the everyday, try applying the colour as French tips with a neutral nude base.
Eyes to Mesmerise in Bette by Charlotte Tilbury Nail Polish in Scarabée III by Christian Louboutin Beauté
Addict Fluid Shadow in Cosmic by Dior
Diane Von Furstenberg