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Rafael Cennamo 2013: Gold Nails, Smokey Dark Lids & Red Lips

Mon, February 11, 2013 8:30am EDT by 2 Comments
Rafael Cennamo Fall 2013

The theme for Rafael Cennamo Couture’s Fall 2013 presentation was ’21 Shades of Gold,’ and this theme’s over the top opulence was evident all around the collection.

From the breathtaking floor length ball gowns to the models’ shimmering pale gold pedicures and edgy gold-flecked manicures, every inch of this collection was covered in luxury. Learn how to add some touches of glamorous couture to YOUR makeup routine.

Rafael Cennamo Couture Fall 2013: Opulent Gold Nails — Get The Look

For Rafael Cennamo’s luxurious presentation, striking nail polish shades were custom made by designer nail brand Zoya. Cennamo himself collaborated with the team of color experts at Zoya for this collection. Together, they created a gilded topcoat called “Maria Luisa,” which gave each model’s manicure a one-of-a-kind glow. The topcoat alone was used on the models’ toenails, creating a clear gold lucite effect. Over darker nail polishes, the Maria Luisa shade gave the effect of a gold fireworks explosion against a dark night sky. Over gold nail polishes, the topcoat completely enhanced the yellow undertones for a full on bling.

To try a similar look yourself, try painting your nails with Zoya Professional Lacquer in Goldie. This high-shine metallic gold will give you a dramatic sheen in just one coat.

Rafael Cennamo Couture Fall 2013: Dramatic Sultry Eyes & Bold Glossy Lips — Get the Look

Bobbi Brown makeup was used at the Rafael Cennamo presentation. Feathery false lashes atop dusty slate gray lids gave the models a powerful edgy look. To go beyond your traditional smokey eye, extend your shadow almost up to your brows for an over-the-top edge. Some models were even equipped with gold metal eyebrows — talk about fierce!

Lacquered red lips were a bold contrast against the metallic gold collection. This lip look worked because the high-gloss shine matched the intensity of the twinkly mixed-metals. This flattering shade goes just as well with a couture gown as it does with a simple makeup look and toned down outfit.

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— Kristine Kowalski

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