Glitz, glamour, gold – ’tis the season to glow and sparkle…
The festive season is here. Whether you’re wanting to turn heads on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, celebrate in style. Add more sparkle … add a touch of glitz and glam to your make-up look. A sprinkle, a dusting, a lacquer or paint, go for gold this season and create a luxurious glamorous glow.
With an array of cosmetics specifically designed to add a golden glow to every make-up look, age, skin tone and personal style are no longer limitations to creating a gorgeous, gilded, and glamorous effect. Master make-up artist and owner of Makeup Your Mind, Aldytha da Silva, created these three striking looks and shares her go-to tips and techniques to creating a festive make-up look that is sure to leave you looking and feel “glamorously gilded”.
Take a look behind the scenes and watch how the team created these beautiful images:
PRO TIP – Shadow Blend
I worked with a palette of complementary skin tones on Vanessa’s eyes, lips and cheeks, and focused on creating beautifully blended tones of the same shade to highlight and contour. I added a soft bronze shade and blended this over the inner eyelid and top of cheekbone to add soft highlights.
Vanessa has gorgeous eyebrows, so I used a brown matte eyeshadow and a brow-forming gel to enhance the shape. Using an eyeshadow brushed through the eyebrows results in a very subtle definition. Monotoned make-up looks are understated yet beautiful and enhance facial features in a very subtle manner. Blend a highlighter along the top of the Cupid’s bow to add a highlight to the mouth.
Mark Gold platinum pave set earrings; Mark Gold 18ct white gold heart set with 380 diamonds; Mark Gold diamond tennis bracelet set with 9cts of diamonds; Mark Gold pave set bangle with 450 diamonds in 18ct white gold.
PRO TIP – Layering
I used a trio of golden metallic eyeshadow tones to create this eye-catching reflective eye make-up. To enhance the effect of the metallic shadow, first use a cream-based shadow on the eyelid. This will boost the reflective quality of the shadow and also help glitter and loose shadows adhere to the eyelid. For added drama on the eye, extend the lightest shimmer tone on to the inner eye and all the way along under the lower lash line. Blend the mid golden tone outwards to the temple area and add a dusting of shimmer glitter for added sparkle.
This look is complemented with a high-gloss soft metallic lip sheen. Balance this look by using shimmer on the eyes, cheeks and lips for a radiant glow. Mix a small amount of glitter into your lip gloss and add to the middle of your mouth for added sparkle.
Mark Gold modern flower earrings; Mark Gold Embrace pave set bangle with 401 diamonds; Mark Gold diamond sun necklace set with 3cts of diamonds.
PRO TIP – Feature Pop
The classic red lip, red carpet make-up look never goes out of date, and will add a classic groomed chic look to any occasion. The defined eyebrow, winged eyeliner and perfectly defined mouth are the basis of this look. Using a matte eyeshadow to define the brow, a quick-drying liquid liner and matte lipstain will ensure the defined elements are the feature. A golden-bronze trio of eyeshadow was used on the eye.
The lightest shade was used along the browbone and on to the inner eye while the midtone was used to create a contour along the socket line. A dusting of sparkle shimmer was added to the middle of the eyelid to create a reflective highlight, while lash clusters were added to the outer corner of the eye to emphasise a winged eye.
Mark Gold classic pave set flower earrings; Mark Gold Colori ring; Mark Gold Embrace pave set bangle with 678 diamonds; Mark Gold Cabochon cut tanzanite and diamond ring.
- Make-up: Aldytha da Silva @makeupyourmind_sa
- Hair: Terry @terryscotthairfashionclothing | Zarth @zarth_designs
- Jewellery: Mark Gold @markgold_031 (Enquiries: Dean 082 922 2100)
- Models: Vanessa Marawa, Marlini Govender, Kirsty Motzouris
- Photographer: JoNo Nienaber @purestudioassistant | Lucky Matiyela
- Location: The Smile Bar, La Lucia Mall @thesmilebar_sa