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!

Fairlady - - CONTENTS - Fash­ion edi­tor: Cara-Lee Herr Beauty edi­tor: Kelli Clifton Pho­tographs: Liza van Deven­ter


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


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


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

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