Goldfinger, he's the man...
The man with the midas touch...
First things first, how amazing is Shirley Bassey singing the title theme? Dont know it? Do yourself a favor and watch her perform it HERE. (After you finish the post of course.)
I think it might actually be physically impossible for me to scroll past a Bond film on the TV guide and not end up watching the whole thing, even for the ones I may not think are very good. I cannot explain it but I love them even though they can be so cheesy! However I do like Goldfinger and the CLOO network has been playing James Bond films seemingly nonstop and I have no complaints.
Because I am a makeup artist one of my favorite scenes in the film is when James discovers one of his ladies murdered in his sheets, painted head to toe in gold paint. This particular time I watched I was really inspired by the gold body paint and decided that the next day I would paint my face gold and this was my result.
24k Gold skin...winged out eyeshadow sharp enough to kill a man.
In order to give myself the 24k Gold complexion I combined Sugarpill Cosmetics loose eyeshadow in Goldilux, OCC Skin Conceal Y3 and a couple drops of Organic Rosehip Seed Oil. After mixing up my concoction I applied it with my Real Techniques buffing brush in a typical manner that one applies foundation; buffing, stippling and few swipes here and there..
Brows + Eyes
I applied my brows with a normal medium ash brown shade and took my used foundation brush and stippled over top of them to give them a gold hue and to marry them with my skin, I kind of enjoyed how some of the loose shadows clumped on the hairs like tiny gold flakes. Opted out of lashes because sometimes I feel like they distract and cover too much of the look when I'm really going for a dramatic effect with my focus being more on color and shape. I forewent mascara as well, leaving the lashes completely bare.
Added the accent dots onto the lower lash line to 'ground' the eye look and add some visual weight to the eye composition. Hindsight is 20/20, I wish I would gotten some liquid eyeliner into the mix to give the black more dimension. Overall I was quite pleased with myself and loved being gold for a couple hours. I'm actively trying to do at least two full face attacks every month.
Sugarpill Cosmetics Goldilux, Afterparty
OCC Skin Conceal Y3
Organic Rosehip Seed Oil
The Body Needs Falling Stars Gold Halo, All About the Gold
Milani Eye Pencil True Black
What do you think?
Have you done any bold looks for fun recently?
What things give you inspiration?
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• Inspiration •
I really love the intensity that the highlights of her body glowed. Which was probably a combination of richly pigmented and metallic paint as well as strong studio lights.