The Midas touch is upon us this season, with resplendent hues of gold twinkling and sparkling all over the Fall/Winter 2018 catwalks
Gold has long been a glimmering beacon of opulence and grandeur. It is the very embodiment of royalty and riches, extravagance and excess, victory and triumph. Its ability to intrigue and mesmerise all who gaze upon it has sparked a great deal of inspiration on this season's runways, and needless to say, we have fallen under its bewitching spell. Going the ultimate gold route were Akris and Ulla Johnson, with gilded eyelids, flawless hyperreal skin and glossy lips. The former created depth on the eyes by applying a quiet wash of aubergine under the scattered layers of yellow gold leaf, and lining the waterline with a black kohl pencil. Tadashi Shoji combined vintage Hollywood glamour with modern textures by pairing metallic gold eyes with a juicy redcurrant pout. Fashion East also went for vintage vibes, but kept the focus on the lips with a brilliant shade of burnished gold. Channelling punk rock chic, Jill Stuart sported a smoky haze of metallic gold and bronze. Alternatively, Pamella Roland applied a shimmery gold shade onto the inner two thirds of the eyelids and enhanced the socket line with a soft smidgen of black eyeshadow. For a more wearable version of the gilded look, take your cue from Cushnie et Ochs’ golden inner highlights, worn with matte burgundy-stained lips, or Alice McCall’s sheer splash of champagne gold right on top of the eyelids. We especially liked Oscar de la Renta’s use of gold glitter, applied right along the centre of the top and bottom lash line. Since gold is such a statement shade all on its own, the trick to maintaining elegance is to keep the rest of your makeup simple and sleek.
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