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Go Bold With Gold

If you've met me in real life, it's no secret that I love gold:  gold iPhone case, gold jewelry, gold nailz, gold state of mind.  With Spring finally upon us and the bright sun beating down, there's no better time for yourself to shine with a little 24K.

Some of my favorite products to give you that golden glisten, clockwise from top:  Oribe 24K Gold Pomade (hair), Illamasqua Lipstick in Trash,  Make Up For Ever Star Powder in Bronze Brown, Shu Uemura Painting Liner in Gold, and NARS Highlighting Duo in Hungry Heart.

After the jump, my favorite ways to use these gilded goodies and where to snag them.



To give your locks goddess-worthy shine, smooth a generous amount of the Oribe 24K Pomade into a section of your hair for a night out.  Try it on just one side and pull your hair back; when you tilt your gaze from side to side you'll be sure to turn heads.  For a more subtle effect, use a smaller amount of product throughout random strands of hair.

For eyes that shine like [canary] diamonds, go subtle with a thin line of the Shu Uemura liner across your upper lashline.  For totally gilded lids, smooth the gel-cream liner all over your lid, then top it with the Make Up For Ever Star Powder.  Put on a healthy dose of black mascara on top lashes only and you're good to go.

Give your cheekbones a kiss of sparkle using either side of the NARS Hungry Heart Highlighting Duo:  it imparts a healthy glow with an ever so slight sparkle.  When the light hits your face, it's a beautiful effect.

For the daring girls out there, swipe on a gold lipstick like Illamasqua Trash.  Not for the faint of heart, this is a look reserved strictly for nighttime.  Pair it with simple eyes--black liner and mascara, and a warm peachy or bronze cheek.

To see these products in action and MORE, keep your eyes peeled for our first ever New Brahmin Beauty Editorial.

Oribe 24K Gold Pomade available at Avanti Salon, 11 Newbury Street, 617.267.4027; Illamasqua and Make Up For Ever available exclusively at Sephora; Shu Uemura available at Shu Uemura, 130 Newbury Street, 617.247.3500; NARS available at Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617.385.3300.



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