By Jadée Nikita
With St. Patty’s day approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight a few of my favorite golden-hued makeups.
Next time you’re thinking of partying with the gyal’s, try a dark but subtle smokey eye and a gold lip (like Dolce & Gabbana’s limited edition classic cream lipstick in Topazio).
During the day, try substituting your nude eye palette with gold color combos like Sephora’s Moonshadow Baked Palette in In the Nude (My personal favorite. I use this palette on a daily basis). The shadow goes on lightly and has a soft shimmer of glitter. It’s even better when you apply a shadow primer to your lids prior to application.
If you’re looking for a bolder golden eye, try M.A.C’s eye shadow in Gorgeous Gold. It’s vibrant, goes on as seen, and is the perfect color for dance performances and auditions.
If you’re looking for a creamier version of M.A.C’s bold eyeshadow, try Sephora’s jumbo liner in gold. Apply to your lips, eyes, or anywhere else you need a little extra highlighting. It’s super affordable and the best part for us sweaty dancers, it’s waterproof!
My favortie nail polish right has got to be Formula X. The polish is so sophisticated, dense, and shiny. You seriously only need one coat to achieve that perfect manicure. They have polishes in every color imaginable and even some with special effect features like hologram, and speckled paint. The glitter polishes are explosive! I have never came across another glitter polish I’ve been so satisfied with. It shines like a dream, and one coat is enough to cover your entire nail with glitter! Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself! I promise you will fall in love with this collection.
Gold body glitter is the perfect finishing touch to any dancer’s performance makeup. The best way to use this golden glitter powder is to dab a moderate amount on your decollete, arms, and eyes (if using as a shadow, dip your brush in a little H2O to get the glitter to better stick to your lid). To get the glitter to stick to the skin better, try spraying with hairspray after application (do not spray hairspray anywhere near your eyes!).
DOLCE & GABBANA Classic Cream Lipstick – Topazio $36 / SEPHORA COLLECTION Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof – Gold$14 / SEPHORA COLLECTION Moonshadow Baked Palette – In The Nude $24 / FORMULA X Transformers Top Coats – Boiling Point $12 / MAKE UP FOR EVER Glitters – Gold $15 / M.A.C Gorgeous Gold Eyeshadow $15