Calling all glamour girls! Here’s your ticket to glitzy makeup for nights out (or for when you’re feeling fancy) - we dish out the best products for gold and silver makeup
In conjunction with our ‘Glitz and Glam’ theme, we’re pulling out all the stops when it comes to our makeup this month. Extreme strobing, show-stopping glitter lips or metallic gold eyes don’t have to be reserved for the festive period. It’s time to unleash your inner gleaming goddess – go forth and sparkle with these gold and silver makeup tips.
For a glitter cut crease
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy or Glamrock
For eye makeup which packs a punch, you can’t go wrong with sparkle – and we mean lots of it. Dubbed the ‘gateway drug to hardcore sparkle’; Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners fast-drying formula is water-based, and contains super-fine glitter. Fast-drying, it boasts a precise, thin-tipped brush to easily create fine lines, making a glitter cut crease easy-peasy.
$30, Available at Urban Decay standalone stores or Sephora stores islandwide
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
While this lacks the precise thin tip of liquid eyeliners, we love the blendability of its crayon texture, and intense colour payoff. For cat eyes, keep the tip sharp with the built in sharpener. Alternatively, apply it to your lash line then smudge it with your fingers or a brush for a softer finish.
$38, Available from selected Sephora stores
For intensity: Layer a powder eyeshadow over a cream one
Chanel Ombre Premier Longwear Cream Eyeshadow (in Scintillance)
If you’re skipping primer, Chanel’s longwear cream eyeshadows are the right way to. Satiny, luminous and easy-to-blend, these shadows are made for long wear. If you’re working on a gold smoky eye, Scintillance sets the base for a glitzy look. Layer with the Poudre D’our for an intense finish, before smoking out the look with black shadow on the outer edges.
$53, Available from Chanel counters islandwide
Stila Magnificent Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows (in Diamond Dust or Gold Goddess)
Partying all night? Don’t worry about your makeup sweating off with these liquid eyeshadows. Containing the right blend of pearl and glitter, they glide on weightlessly thanks to their watery gel texture, and dry quickly with little fallout.
USD24, Available on Stila Cosmetics Online and Sephora online
Popstar Cosmetics Mesmerise Mousse Eyeshadow in Entrap and Bewitched
These mousse eyeshadows by Popstar Cosmetics have been our makeup obsession for a while now – they’re incredibly pigmented and long-wearing. The proof: It didn’t budge at all despite our frantic day of events and sweating it out at the Geylang bazaar in the evening. Apply lightly for a subtle effect or pack it on for a metallic finish.
$19, Available on Popstar Cosmetics online
For a golden or silvery smoky eye
Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette
Think rose gold is one of the best things to ever happen to makeup? We do too. This Zoeva palette has a special place in our hearts; made up of 10 pigmented shades, ranging from shimmering pinks, gold-flecked and dark browns, it’s perfect for a modern take on a golden glam look.
$39, Available at Sephora ION Orchard
Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Gold Shimmer
Though made for the festive season, this Burberry eye palette is a year-round keeper. Build dimension with neutral shades, highlight with a luminous gold and define your lash line with an intense liner.
$85, Available at Sephora online
Elizabeth Arden Eyeshadow Trio
Instead of piling on the silver shadow, start with a champagne shade at the inner corners of the eyes, then blend a neutral colour into the crease. Finally, add drama with a dark silver shade blended into the outer corners.
$33, Available at Elizabeth Arden counters islandwide
Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette
You can’t go wrong with this smoky number by Urban Decay. It’s filled with all the essentials you need for a glamourous smoky eye, including greys and silvers in a variety of textures.
$83, Available at Urban Decay standalone stores or Sephora stores
marc jacobs Dew Drops Gel Highlighter
It’s difficult not to be awed by this liquid highlighter – a single drop boasts incredible glow. Mix it into your foundation for dewy skin, or blend it over your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and brow bones for an enviable sheen. For additional coverage, apply a single layer, wait for it to dry then pat on some more.
$69, Available at selected Sephora stores
Sleek Highlighting Palette
Nothing comes close to this Holy Grail highlighter. Suitable for all skin tones, the palette boasts four shades, with two baked powders, and creams. Pro tip: Apply the cream highlighter (bottom left shade) on your cheekbones with your fingers – the warmth from your skin will improve its blendability.
€12.49, Available from SleekmakeUP online
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Prismatic Amethyst
If you you joined the hype for BECCA Cosmetics X Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop highlighter, chances are you’ll love the new, limited edition Prismatic Amethyst. Duo-chrome pigments refract and reflect light so you’ll be glowing from all angles, while its lavender colour switches shades in the light.
$58, Available from Sephora
Full on glitter lips: Pack a pigment on
For full on glitter lips, apply lipstick, then pack on a lipgloss or mixing medium (a gel formula works best) all over. Next, layer a glitter pigment all over – all you need is a tiny bit.
$38, Available at all MAC Cosmetics stores and counters
Metallic matte liquid lipsticks for a more subtle finish
Liquid Suede Metallic Matte in Exposed
Prefer a more subtle finish?Wrap your lips in this metallic rendition of NYX Cosmetics’ best-selling Liquid Suede Cream lippie – this one boasts intense colour payoff and dimension.
USD7.50, Available soon on NYX Cosmetics online
Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Space Case
For statement silver lips, Smashbox’s Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Space Case has the full coverage of a lipstick and high shine of a gloss.
USD24, Available on Smashbox Cosmetics