With the games of the 30th Olympiad well underway in London, you’ll find us glued to the boob tube in anticipation of every split second win in the pool, each heartbreaking loss on the track. And while winning medals might not be in the cards for us personally, we’ll be wearing metals in support of our athletes—gold, silver and bronze ones. Here, a range of Olympic-inspired shades for every skintone.
Go For the Gold
This deep gold is a perfect match for those of you with warm or dark skintones. The effect is more molten metal than gold dust. Hey, if you’re going to go metallic, you might as well make a Michael Phelps’-size statement, right?
Color us huge fans of Maybelline’s new range of nail colors which boasts a transparent suspension gel that helps the color and shine look better for longer. This shade is great for medium skin as it picks up both the warm and cool tones in your coloring.
Fair skin needs a more subtle shade of gold. This shadow is just that, giving lids a sweep of color without looking overdone. Plus, we love the easy applicator that comes with this product. No brushes required.
Silver is certainly not second best when it comes to makeup. One of the quickest ways to modernize a classic winged eye is to do it in an unexpected color like this pewter shade. Darker skin tones look great in deep shades that overpower lighter complexions.
Sparkly metallic nails aren’t just for teenagers—we see many a woman sporting them around the office these days. And if someone should mention it, just tell them to get with the Olympic spirit! We especially love this rich Nars shade that holds its own with cool undertones.
Icy cool shades of silver look beautiful on lighter skin. We suggest swiping some of this crisp Chanel shade into the crease during the day and layering it over the entire lid for a more dramatic effect in the evening.
One of the most important things about bronzer is blending; so that’s why we’re a little obsessed with this compact. Four shades in one easy package means you can customize the shade to your particular tone. And for that we give Physician’s Formula a medal!
This cream color is so easy to apply we’d award it first place in any competition. Those with medium skin tones can use it as a blush or an all-over bronzer or for contouring and highlighting. It will leave you glowing—and that’s always a good thing.
This product is available on our sister site, Beauty Sage, where we only sell products proven to work!
Take the Bronze
Women with fair skin are often gun-shy when it comes to bronzer, but with the right shade you too can look properly sun-kissed (instead of burned). This lighter shade with a hint of yellow is just what you need.
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