We're smack bang in the season of the shiny, with twinkling lights and gleaming decorations as far as the eye can see - no wonder sparkly and metallic makeup has never been more desirable. If you want in on the action, one of the classiest ways to get your bling on is with gold. Whether worn on the eyes or dusted on the decolletage, it looks glamorous, expensive and luxe - just try and avoid the Robot Face!
A gold cream shadow is a fuss-free way to work the trend. Three I really rate are the Molten Metals duo from Sleek, Smashbox shadow in Riches and Chanel's Illusion D'ombre in Vision. The latter is like pure 24-carat sparkle suspended in clear gel - it's just gorgeous.
Shadow wise, I'm also loving the Precious Metals duo from Elizabeth Arden and the pretty antique golds of the Deco Darling palette from Boots No 7. Wear these alone or for added intensity and lasting power, sweep 'em over one of those creams.
A gold eye goes so well with a red or deep wine lip - but if you're daring, you could ramp it up another notch. Max Factor's Flipsticks pair a block colour with a pearly iridescent and two shades - Folky Pink and Gypsy Red - come with pretty shades of gold. Slicked on as a topcoat these offer a lovely shimmer that makes lips look fuller and catches the light.
Nail the golden trend with one of these gilded beauties: Sally Hansen's Gilded Lily (1), Chanel Le Vernis in Delight (2), Bourjois One Seconde Nail Enamel in Or Celeste (3), or Lancome Vernis in Love, in Ginger Swing (4).
Last but not least, I couldn't write a post on gold and not include The Sparkler. The Body Shop's glass atomiser bottle contains loose shimmer powder for use on body and hair - it was pretty in pink but it's gorgeous in gold, and how luxe is that bottle?!
What do you make of this little lot then, and tell us, will you be going for gold this Christmas?