What to Give: 5 Golden Beauty Products
A golden touch to your gift-giving adds an always alluring appeal
Diorific Splendor $110
This smashing looking pressed powder features a sequin motif and logo echoing the embroidery work of Dior’s couture ateliers. Designed to highlight the house’s crafted attention to detail, the sequin imprint is also seen on the Christmas collection’s eye shadow palettes. If the classy compact hasn’t won you over already, there’s also the contents, which impart a subtle golden glow when dusted across the face and decolletage. From leading department store counters only.
Lancome La Palette des Reves $120
This nude and smoky eye shadow kit is an enticing limited edition palette. From selected department stores and pharmacies.
Bulgari Goldea 50ml eau de parfum $166
This inviting fragrance is like the celebration of a Roman summer, sensually mixing warm florals and soft musks in an elegant embrace. The bottle’s golden stopper recalls the bold exuberance of Bulgari jewellery, whose dazzling pieces were much loved by Elizabeth Taylor. Find the fragrance at department stores, Life and selected other pharmacies.
Guerlain Shalimar Khol Eyeliner in Gold $48
Another limited edition item, this felt-tip pen deposits sparkling gold along the lash line. Try it over a darker shadow. From Smith & Caughey’s, Queen St, Auckland; David Jones, Wellington; and Ballantyne’s, Christchurch.
Guerlain Meteorites Collector’s Edition $97
Romantic Indian regal gardens inspired Guerlain to create its classic oriental fragrance ‘Shalimar’ in 1921. Now its holiday collection picks up on the theme. Sapphire and gold eye makeup features, but the star item is a limited edition keepsake pottle, based on a jewellery box design, which houses the renowned Meteorites complexion-enhancing powder pearls.
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