Want a gilded, gorgeous beauty look to wear on your next big event? Quoi Makeup artist Simone Thurlow breaks down exactly how to get this show-stopping glamour effect.

A big trend for 2018 is Ultra Illuminated Skin. Goddess-like and ethereal in style, this look is beautiful for a special event and is perfect for an off-the-shoulder gown. The emphasis of this look is on the overall complexion rather than the features of the face themselves.

This look is created using a combination of Quoi Highlighter Products and products that feature light radiant properties. The Luminosity brings out the bone structure of the face and highlights the décolletage, shoulders and collarbones.

I start by prepping the skin with Retexture Face Primer, then creating a dewy sheer foundation base by mixing Light CC Cream with Medium BB Cream. Apply onto the face and lightly down the neck, and very lightly onto the décolletage so that the skin is well blended and the dewy finish is carried onto the body.

I kept the eyeshadow minimal, using soft toned shimmering eyeshadows, Bauble, Rosy and Apricot on the lid and crease and Tourmaline under the eye. Next, I lined the top and bottom lashes lightly with Adorn Gel Eyeliner and thoroughly applied Lash Boost Mascara to top and bottom lashes.

To emphasise bone structure and create a sunlit look to the face, I applied Quoi Contour Stick onto the cheekbones, temples, and under the nose then blended well. To add extra colour, I used Rio De Janeiro Bronzer as a blush, lightly dusting over the face and onto the neck and all over the shoulders and décolletage.

The real highlight of this look is the golden glow of Quoi Liquid Luminosity. To use effectively, mix a small amount with moisturiser and applied this to the shoulders, collarbones and décolletage, and very lightly patted any remainder onto the high points of the face and lips.

Lastly, I highlighted the cheekbones, forehead and tip of the nose with shimmery Sandstone Eyeshadow, then dusted Powder Highlighter onto the lips, collarbones and shoulders.

If you’re wearing a backless or strapless dress, you may wish to lightly dust your back with Rio De Janeiro Bronzer to keep the look and colour flawless.