The Midas Touch
Bring the bling to your beauty routine
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