The Mi­das Touch

Bring the bling to your beauty rou­tine

Friday - - Front Page - Words and styling by Frankie Rozwad­owska Pho­tos by Grace Paras

Ladies, we’ve struck gold on the hottest new beauty trend. For­get bright colours, or even the new no-make-up nudes, and get ready for a gold rush in your make-up bag.

Gold paved the way on A/ W14 cat­walks from New York to Paris this year, with metal­lic gilded eyes twin­kling at Ja­son Wu, gold dust­ings at Gucci and Dior’s liq­uid gold dipped brows. Gold-geous!

Skin­care brands are em­brac­ing the gild­ing trend, too. La Prairie’s new Gold In­fused Re­vi­tal­iz­ing Serum is packed with pure con­cen­trated gold, while Guer­lain’s L’or Ra­di­ance Con­cen­trate is in­fused with mag­i­cal 24-karat flecks.

But there’s a rea­son for all of this bling. Gold slows down the signs of age­ing and will, thanks to its nat­u­ral an­tibac­te­rial and anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties, calm skin ir­ri­ta­tions and ban­ish blem­ishes.

That’s why spas and beauty sa­lons are now of­fer­ing daz­zling treat­ments to give you a golden glow.

Sis­ters Beauty Lounge will see you sparkle with its UMO 24ct gold fa­cial (Dh2,000), while Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s spa on The Palm Jumeirah of­fers a 24-carat gold fa­cial de­signed ex­clu­sively by Margy Lom­bard, owner of lux­ury cos­metic la­bel Margy’s Monte Carlo. It’ll set you back a cool Dh25,000, but ex­pect a mask spun of gold chains to re­vive and pam­per your skin. Worth ev­ery dirham? Margy thinks so. “The Treat­ment aims at slow­ing down col­la­gen de­ple­tion and the break­down of elastin,” she says. “Gold con­ducts ions, which stim­u­late cel­lu­lar growth of the basal layer, re­gen­er­at­ing firm skin cells and pro­vid­ing a tight­en­ing ef­fect.”

But if that is out of your price range then add a guilt-free gleam to your beauty regime with our pick of glis­ten­ing prod­ucts from eye­shad­ows to body oils, which will en­sure you sparkle from head to toe. Gold stars for all!

From left Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye­shadow in Bone Dh172, Bobbi Brown Mac Eye­shadow in Gold­mine Frost Dh95, Mac Sephora Eye­shadow in Gold Casino Dh72, Sephora Estée Lauder Pure Color Lip­stick in Mir­rored Orchid Dh147, Har­vey Ni­chols Dolce & Gab­bana Vo­lu­mized Lashes Mas­cara Dh168, Paris Gallery

Guer­lain Shine Automatique Lip­stick in Jardin De Bagatelle Dh183, Paris Gallery Ben­e­fit Sun Beam Dh124, Sephora Yves Saint Lau­rent Glow Volupteé in Golden 2 Dh155, Bloom­ing­dale’s Lip­stick Queen Lip­stick in Saint Rouge Dh125, Beauty So­lu­tions Trad­ing Mac Pig­ment in Old Gold Dh130, Mac Chanel Il­lu­sion

D’Om­bre Long­Wear Lu­min­ious Eye­shadow in Vi­sion Dh160, Paris Gallery

From left Show Beauty Pure Treat­ment Oil Dh290, Areej, Ma­rina Mall Abu Dhabi Guer­lain L’or Ra­di­ance Con­cen­trate Dh320, Paris Gallery Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dh179, Bin Sina Phar­macy Cau­dalie Divine Oil Dh164, Bin Sina Phar­macy Kéras­tase Elixir Ultime Sham­poo Dh118.50, Sis­ters Beauty Lounge

Guer­lain Abeille Royale Face Treat­ment Oil Dh443, Paris Gallery Herra Hair Per­fume Dh185, Sis­ters Beauty Lounge

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