Every season I gravitate toward metallics and I’m always on the hunt for new shades, textures and finishes, obsessively so. It could be a loose pigment, pencil or cream, if it has a finish to rival the rims of a Chevy I’ve got to have it. On a recent trip to New York I picked up a couple of metallic creams from one of my favourite new organic brands RMS created by amazing make up artist Rose Marie Swift. The Living Luminizer is the perfect pearlescent cream that makes cheekbones glow and the cream shadows in Magnetic & Seduce are dark metallics that create an intense smokyness across the eyelids. My other favourite metallic creams are from Illamasqua, their Liquid Metal range has some of the most intense silvers and golds and I have used them in every way from blown out metallic across the whole eyelid to a pop of gold right in the centre. Pressed pigments also create a super smooth metallic surface, Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre in Ebloui is a rusty red with gold pigments and MAC’s Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Smoky Mauve is an intense metallic purple, both should be worn smudged out and sexy, think Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface. Or if you’re a pencil kind of girl try NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Corcovado or Skorpios, draw above and below the lash line and smudge around with your finger. MAC’s Loose Pigment’s have been in my kit for years and they keep bringing out bigger and better metallics. For a soft nude glow try using Tan or Melon but if you want that high octane shine go for Reflect’s in Antique Gold. Pack it on top of one of your cream shadows and you’re positively gilded. For a final golden touch, Estee Lauder’s Illuminating Powder Gelee in Heat Wave can be used on limbs and collarbones with a big buffing brush, just call me Goldfinger.