I can’t express how big a fan I am of the Gold by Giles Clothing range for New Look. In fact, I still possess a pair of ultra wedges from the very first Gold by Giles collection AND the carrier bag they came in. To put it quite simply, Giles Deacon is a British Fashion Icon and New Look is one of the best High Street stores, so this is a match made in Fashion heaven.
So you can imagine how happy I was to hear that Gold was branching out into beauty. This promised to be a collection that had the look and feel of a High End brand with all the value of New Look. And I am very pleased to say that I haven’t been disappointed. The Gold Beauty range is an absolute winner, with prices that will make you gasp.
The collection takes in almost all parts of your facial make-up regime (there is no foundation at present – the emphasis is on colour). Nails are also catered for in a range of coloured polishes and nail wraps in Jessie J style prints. The polishes have a real high-end feel to them and the colours are both rich and varied. My personal favourite is the blue, which I have already purchased, but I also have my eye on the rich Red and the Black, which brings to mind a much lusted over shade from a very famous fashion house.
Gold Beauty pays lots of attention to the eyes. Colour is in the form of Quad eyeshadows which cost just £3.99, and come in shades like ‘envy green’ and ‘scandal eye’. There are gorgeous liquid eye liners in a wide range of colours including turquoise, which I think would give you the perfect Abba eye. For those special occasions, there are also false lashes and a great eyelash curler for a paltry £3.99. Cheap as chips as that permatanned man from Bargain Hunt used to say!
The collection also incorporates both lip gloss tubes and lip gloss wands for looks that will take you from day to evening. The Beauty range is rounded off with blushers and bronzers that cost just £2.99 and will suit a range of skintones.
The whole collection is well thought out, and unbelievably good value. Your cosmetic bag is just crying out for this. I defy you to stop at one piece.
To view the whole collection, click here.