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Editor’s Picks: Solid Gold Guilt-Free Gilty Pleasures

Editor’s Picks: Solid Gold Guilt-Free Gilty Pleasures

The price of gold today is in USD is $1763.17.  (That means that if I hadn't hocked my wedding ring 8 years ago, I would have a nice chunk of change.)  

It just so happens that one of the most universal makeup colors is gold.  Golden tones in foundation make everyones skin look just that much better  A touch of gold shimmer strategically placed on the brow bone, collar bone or as a cheek highlighter illuminates skin as if the sun personally kissed the skin.

No other color has been  as highly revered as gold thoughtout the years.  It was the royal color for the Chou Dinasty in Cina.  However, today gold is for the masses.  Skin care, makeup and othe beauty products are a major player in the makeup sphere.  

Here are our editor favorites in Gold!

As beauty obsessed bloggers, we had to share confess our Gilt…

1. Team 20/20 Camille's Gilty Pleasure: Hard Candy Glow All The Way Face and Body Luminizer in Glamazon Bronze $8


"Love to glow? This baby is the way to go! Infused with 24 karat gold, this highlighter and bronzer all-in-one is a match made in Beauty Budget heaven. Apply lightly for instant brightening or build it up for sensational, yet safe, bronzed goddess effect. Priced around $8 at your local Walmart, you can't refuse this guilt-free gilty pleasure!"




2.  Editor-in-Chief Tracey's Gilty Pleasure: Laura Geller Spackle in Champagne $25


"I'm in my 50s, so I am all about the glow.  With the yellow undertone in my skin, I prefer luminizing products that have a tint of gold luminescence.  I have been using Laura Geller Spackle—one of my favorite under makeup primers—for years.  When Laura introduced Spackle in Champagne I was delighted.  Not only does it have the properties of a primer, but it adds a very subtle golden glow under my foundation.  I am pleading GILTY!"





Team 20/20 writer Chelsea's Gilty Pick: L'Oreal high intensity pigments HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Gilded $8

"I wear eyeshadow almost everyday and I want my color to last.  L'Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duo in Gilded goes form day to night because the pigment is pure gold!!  I goes on sheer enough for a subtle golden sheen for day or bold gold for a night out."






Nerdy by Nature writer Taylor's Gilty Pleasure: Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss



"I would never spend $30 on a lipgloss.  But when I was at the Nordstrom Summer Trend Show, the YSL makeup artist put this Shimmering Golden Lipgloss on me, and I liked it.  It wasn't, ummmm, too thick.  And my lips looked….golden.  So when I want to look extra fresh YSL Shimmering Au 79 is my gloss."




LA Beauty Newbie's Gilty Pleasure: Jane Iredale 24K Gold Dust in Rose Gold $12.50


"I haven't encountered too many beauty products that I would classify as "sexy" but Jane Iredale 24K Gold Dust in Rose Gold would definitely snag the top spot. It's luxurious, subtle and can be used for the face, décolleté or hair. I love to apply it to my cupid's bow and the apple of my cheeks whenever I feel like "living my life like it's golden!"



Bona Fide Face Deidre's Gilty Pleasure: L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes $11


"Immediate gratification alert!! L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-TanningTowelettes wakes you up to a different shade of gold the next morning—happy and brown(er)! Sometimes I can become a bit of a recluse because of my writing. That and being naturally pale keeps me on the lookout for great bronzers. Many to choose from, but this one provides a natural, gradual hue without the tangerine affect. "



Fancy Feet Leslie's Gilty Pleasure: Sephora Collection Gold Metallic Headband $15




"I love headbands. They are so chic, and this Sephora Collection Gold Metallic Headband looks almost like a tiara and adds a regal look to my curly Afro. Hmm…. African American Princess!"

The Minimalist Terez's Gilty Pleasure: LUSH Sunny Side Bubble Bar $6.95

"There is nothing like a nice, relaxing soak in a luxurious tub to revive my spirits and make me feel royally pampered! LUSH Cosmetics has long been my go-to for exotic melts, bombs, and bubble bars to enhance the bathing experience. One of my new favs is the Sunny Side Bubble Bar.This splurge item is sheer indulgence,with super rich, skin-softening bubbles and brightening citrus scent infused with real gold lustre! You will sink into these shimmery suds fit for a queen.


"Gold is a great color for women of color.  It warms up the complexion and highlights your features.  My guilty pleasure is Jane Iredale 24 Karat Gold Dust.  You can wear on your eyes, face, lips or hair.  Mix with your favorite mositurizer or foundation for instant golden glow.  Go bold gold as an eyeshadow or apply on your cheeks above your blush for a shimmery highlight.   This multi-purpose gold dust is a must-have."


Editor's note: I need to check out the Jane Iredale, because two members of the Bling Team both picked the 24k Gold Dust!


































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