Reach for Olympic Gold with 5 Favorites

Reach for Olympic Gold with 5 Favorites

I thought it would be fun to celebrate the London Olympics with a few posts inspired by the colors of the medals handed out (gold, silver, and bronze). This post features five of my favorite gold-colored products!

What’s your favorite gold-colored beauty product?

Butter London Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection


Fall 2012 – Butter London Lacquers and Lipglosses

Sequins! Velvet! Satin! Tweed! This season, the catwalks were abundant with rich texture! We’ve translated this to nails through the infusion of glitter particles and metallic and holographic fnishes. The colour tones speak to “earthiness” but are not specifically earth tones – think rust, shimmering greens, and silver. This collection feels future-forward but not futuristic. This season is all about using texture to add interest and depth to your look.

Nail Lacquer ($14.00)

  • Lovely Jubbly Vibrant magenta flecked with red, blue, gold micro particles
  • Trustafarian Golden holographic finish gives this delightful sage green a surprising and sophisticated edge
  • Gobsmacked Heavily pigmented charcoal grey glitter with slightly textured finish
  • Shag High-shine metallic lacquer in a warm orange-burgundy hue
  • Dodgy Barnett Highly holographic shade that blurs the line between grey and silver

Lippy ($17.00)

  • Toff Darker, dustier, brownish variation on a rose pink
  • Come to Bed Red Sexiest red in history
  • Tea with the Queen On the pink side of tan, very neutral, but never boring
  • La Moss Vampy and full of red wine, just like its inspiration
  • Queen Vic Stunning, elegant, and classy; red wine meets cranberry

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Chanel Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “rose brown.” It’s medium-dark rose with a hint of brown and some mauve, along with multi-colored shimmer–I detected copper, gold, and flecks of teal. Bobbi Brown Naked Plum is pinker, plummier. NARS Oasis is darker, more plum. MAC Spice is like a browner, creamy, opaque variation. MAC Over Indulgence is less pink.

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Chanel Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Troublant
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%

Dior Golden Savannah Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Savannah Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new and limited edition eyeshadow palette inspired by the jungle for the fall season. It contanis five shades: a yellowed medium brown, coppered bronze, glittering platinum, dark brown, and deeper brown.

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Dior Golden Savannah Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Savannah Eyeshadow Palette

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%

NARS Launches NARSskin Collection


NARS Launches NARSskin Collection

A visionary in the world of makeup artistry and photography, NARS Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars uses light as a tool to transform the complexion. Now, NARS captures the power of light in a unique anti-aging collection that helps illuminate skin as never before. When applied on newly smooth, bright skin, makeup lasts longer than ever and simply glows. Uniquely prismatic, youthful, and radiant. Skin is illuminated.

Optimal Brightening Concentrate ($72.00)

Advanced radiance-boosting serum brightens skin and revitalizes the complexion.

Gentle Cream Cleanser ($29.00)

Gently removes makeup and impurities while maintaining moisture balance.

Purifying Foam Cleanser ($29.00)

Lifts away makeup and impurities, and refreshes the skin while gently soothing skin’s surface.

Double Refining Exfoliator ($34.00)

Refines skin’s surface with mild citrus fruit acids and botanical exfoliating spheres.

Multi-Action Hydrating Toner ($32.00)

Gently exfoliates skin with an alcohol-free formula for a smooth and even appearance.

Total Replenishing Eye Cream ($55.00)

Absorb quickly to visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of dark circles.

Luminous Moisture Cream ($62.00)

Replenishes skin with 24-hour intense hydration and restores luminosity that naturally diminishes over time.

Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer ($58.00)

Hydrates, revitalizes, and fortifies skin with a lightweight gel texture.

Aqua Gel Luminous Mask ($39.00)

Provides a surge of hydration to the skin.

Availability: August 1st @ Saks; August 15th everywhere else NARS is sold

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Giorgio Armani #29 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #29 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a pale pink with subtle yellow undertones and a white metallic shimmer-sheen. Giorgio Armani #7 is darker, while #11 is much whiter (I think a combination of the two would get you close). MAC Invicible Light is very close in color but less metallic.

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Giorgio Armani #29 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #29
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
76%