Cameras at the ready, people – it’s time to release your inner influencer and get some grid-worthy shots on the ol’ Insta. For the true money shot and some serious razzle-dazzle, we’re gonna focus on golds. From sleek, reflective packaging to gorgeously textured pressed powders and, you guessed it, glitter (!!!), we’re luvvin’ aaaaall these gilded goodies. But these aren’t just pretty purchases. Yeah, they look good – but they perform even better, and we know that’s what ya really want…
Dreamy bath pics give everyone the feels on Insta, and one way to ensure max impact is to get your hands on some sexy lookin’ soap products. Sanctuary Spa’s collection looks super-swanky and feels even better. The Luxury Shower Oil Foam is enriched with gold of pleasure oil (yes, it’s a thing!) for some downright decadent shower time. If you’re more of a bath baby, go for the Classic Luxury Bath Float. The baobab-infused bubbles have such an addictive texture, you won’t wanna get out.
There ain’t nothing foolish about these tools, huns. Adding a gorge golden brush in your shot will give your pics the look of effortless lifestyle everyone’s lusting after. This Revolution Ultra Metals GoContour Eyeshadow Brush Set not only looks beaut, but also gives you everything you need to achieve show-stopping shadow. From light washes of colour to flawlessly blended edges with a cut-crease halo eye, these will do the job.
The liner things in life…
When you use liner, it’s easy just to stick with a plain ol’ black cat’s-eye flick. Why not go a little cray cray and switch your samesy style for a lick of gilded goodness. Rimmel Ink Me Up Liquid Eye & Body Liner in Golden Gang applies like a dream and leaves a strong metallic finish that’ll have everyone commenting on your look. If you wanna stick with black, go for the sleek Makeup Revolution Renaissance Flick Liner.
All that glitters
When using gold, you gotta get glitter involved. Mixing textures in your Insta shots will make ’em a hell of a lot cuter, so don’t be scared to experiment. We’re throwing out the old all-that-glitters-is-not-gold saying and letting you know that these glitter bugs are defs worth their weight. For the nails it’s gotta be Barry M Classic Nail Paint in Majestic Sparkle, a glitter-packed polish that will leave your talons lookin’ hot to trot. If you’re on the hunt for some haute shadow, try Bleach London Glitterati in Golden. Pack this on with a damp brush for proper pigment payoff. As for lips, top off any colour with L’Oreal Infallible Crushed Foil Gloss in Mirrored to add some sparkle. And if all you’re after is bog-standard glitter, Barry M Glitter Rush Body Glitter in Fireball and Revolution Glitter Bomb in Bling Thing are your best bets!
Style up your shot with some sleek stick products like foundation or lipstick. Not only do the Revolution Fast Base Foundation Sticks look super-cute on the gram, they give you max coverage in three easy steps. Simply twist, swipe and blend for a #flawless base. As for lippy, MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lipstick is just that – luxe. Find your perfect shade in the collection, and feel the creamy coverage in just one swipe.
Good as g-eau-ld
One thing that’s sure to elevate any Insta #shelfie is a glam-looking fragrance – and if you’re thinking gold, there’s only one for the job. Paco Rabanne Lady Million EDP is one of the slickest-looking scents on the market. All gold and shaped like a diamond, it screams sophisticated. And it smells like a dream: the perfect balance of citrus and sweets, which will lift any woman to the next level.
For all the glow getters, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you! Some of the prettiest products on the beauty shelves are baked and bottled highlighters, so it wouldn’t be gridspo without a few of these babies. As for powder highlights, we’ve pulled three: Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter in Gold, Barry M Baked Tri-Blend Highlighter in Bronze Deco and MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder in Golden Afterglow. They’re all super-soft and creamy, with seriously high impact on application. If you’re all about your glow, get these babies in your collection asap! For those of you who want a dewier finish, highlighter drops are the way forward. Our faves are Nip+Fab Liquid Gold Highlighter in White Gold, Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter in Liquid Fortune and L’Oreal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops in Bellini. Wanna glow up? Get these on the gram and on ya face for some serious strobing power.