Start with well-exfoliated lips so you can lay down a smooth base using Too Faced’s Melted Gold Liquified Gold Lip Gloss. Swipe on generously to give your lips a sticky coat, and pat on a layer of golden shimmer to amp up the gilt. For that multi-dimensional finish, go with Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife from Fenty Beauty on cheeks, as its weightless cream-powder formula and finely milled shimmer ensures you get the glitz without the grit.
PLAY BY EAR
For those who dare, your ears can totally be the beauty conversation piece this CNY. To give it a more wearable take, go in with the Natasha Denona Glow Gold Shimmer Duo Palette, which has a slightly transparent, glowy quality that allows the texture of your skin to come through. Use a light hand to start, then build it up as you go along till you’re good with your gold. Throw on a pair of statement earrings for that extra wow factor.
Earring, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.
To achieve a foil-like effect, a liquid eyeshadow is key; try Shimmy Dip from Marc Jacobs Beauty’s new See-Quins Glam Glitter Liquid Eyeshadows collection and don’t be afraid to get a little messy. Clean up with a Q-tip dipped in micellar water in order to get those clean, sharp edges on the lids and along the lower lash line. For a gold-plated effect on your brows, load up an angled brow brush with a super pigmented gold shadow such as the Pat McGrath Labs EYEdols Eyeshadow in Enraptured, and fill them in with dabbing motions instead of strokes to minimise the fallout.
Edited by Angelyn Kwek
Photographed by Yulia Gorbachenko.
Styled by Amanda Alagem
Model: Nisaa Pouncey
Hair: Peter Gray for Phyto Specific
Makeup: Kabuki for Chanel Beauty