Bring on the bling with bold makeup and dazzling jewels
We all love a bit of bling, so we’ve paired the boldest makeup and nails with the shiniest gems we could find!
If you’re creating a smoky eye with brown tones, apply a shimmery copper shadow to the centre of your eyelid to give it dimension. A minimal nude lip keeps the focus on the eyes.
Try: NYX Professional Makeup Dream Catcher Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Horizons (R245,95)
Drop earrings (R249,50) Colette by Colette Hayman; rose gold eternity diamond ring (R29 999) American Swiss; spiral diamanté ring (R79,99) H&M; yellow gold eternity diamond ring (R29 999) American Swiss
Looking for something different? A bright yellow diamond shines like the sun!
18kt white gold ring set with a 3.02ct natural fancy orange-brown pear shape diamond centre stone and 38 diamond side stones (R185 500), and 18kt white gold ring set with a 2.24ct natural fancy intense orangeyellow cushion-cut diamond and 12 cushion-cut side diamonds (R785 500) both First Diamonds
We’re inspired by Pantone’s colour of the year – a vibrant pop of purple! This shade suits all eye colours, especially brown, so why not try it? Just make sure you prep with a primer to help it stay in place.
Try: Elizabeth Arden Eye Shadow Trio in Touch of Lavender (R385)
Spiral ring (R61 500) Shimansky; 18kt red gold and pink tourmaline solitaire ring (R12 990) Verus; tassel necklace (R475) Lulu Belle; 18kt yellow gold pendant earrings with rose and green tourmaline, amethyst, citrine quartz, blue topaz, Akoya cultured pearls and pavé diamonds (R130 500) Bulgari, Architects of Time
SHINE BRIGHT (like a diamond)
If splurging on jewellery isn’t your thing, then opt for these beautiful crystal pieces.
Swarovski crystal necklace (R3 895) Lulu Belle; teardrop chandelier earrings (R 2 490) Swarovski
(opposite) WINGING IT
Our number one rule for rocking a bright liner: keep your lips simple. If you’re lining your eyes with eyeshadow, use an eyeliner brush and keep earbuds and makeup remover at the ready to clean up any fallout.
Try: MAC 209 Eye Liner Brush (R310) & Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow in ‘Supernova’ (R99)
Black diamonds are an unconventional way to make a statement when it comes to jewellery, and standing out from the crowd with such sparklers is effortless.
Earrings (R2 090) Swarovski; ring (R890) Folli Follie; jewel ring (R39 999) and bracelets (R52 999 each) American Swiss
EMBRACE THE DARK SIDE
A wine-coloured lip paired with dramatic black liner is one of our favourite evening looks. Dark lipsticks are prone to bleeding, so remember to exfoliate, moisturise and line your lips before applying your lippy.
Try: Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in 738 Royal Plum (R340), Clarins Lip Definer in 04 Nude Mocha (R280), MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner (R290)
Chain-link ring (R879) and silver-plated, cubic zirconia dress ring (R949) both Rafaela Leah; rhodium-plated crystal bracelet (R2 190) Swarovski; diamond tennis bracelet (R106 000) American Swiss; silver bangle (R1 099) and charm (R1 499) both Pandora
A watch with a sparkle lends itself perfectly to being layered: stack on gold bangles and cuffs for a statement look.
Stainless-steel watch with a rose gold tone coating and a fine mesh of silvery-coloured crystals (R5 990) Swarovski; 18ct rose gold watch with a diamond-set bezel and moving diamonds (R266 700) Chopard at Architects of Time; thin 18kt yellow gold Love bracelet (R59 000) and thick 18kt yellow gold Love bracelet (R91 500) Cartier
(opposite) MERMAID DREAMS
Liner isn’t just for your eyes – play around with graphic shapes for a fun touch. Or, if you don’t have the steady hand required for this kind of look, stick to lining your upper lashline with a metallic liquid liner, then smudge a bit of green iridescent eyeshadow in the corners of your eyes to create depth.
Try: Revlon ColorStay Exactify Eyeliner Mermaid Blue (R199) and L.A. Girl Eye Lux Mesmerising Eyeshadow in ‘Tropicalize’ (R129,95)
18kt white gold Marquise tanzanite and diamond ring (R67 995) Uwe Koetter; trip set (R1 599) Galaxy & Co; gold-plated crystal drop earrings (R1 990) Swarovski; diamond necklace (R113 000) American Swiss
PUT A RING ON IT
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but how about mixing them up with pretty pastel gems? A ring featuring your birthstone adds a personal touch to your jewellery collection.
9ct rose gold amethyst centre with pink sapphires and diamond halo ring with 0.18ct diamonds (R13 999), 9ct white gold, London Blue, Swiss blue and sky-blue topaz cushion ring with 0.06ct diamonds (R6 999), and 9ct white gold, London blue, Swiss blue and sky-blue topaz abstract ring with 0.08ct diamonds (R9 999) all Arthur Kaplan