If you don't have the budget to justify splurging on a diamond or emerald bauble but feel like adding a little dash of glitz and glamour, check out the cosmetics line by jeweler Belmacz. Have a peek at the bio of the porcelain-skinned German designer Julia Muggenburg (her Edwardian topaz-colored satin pants are to die for). She fuses her love for anthropology and art in ornate and spunky redefinitions of traditional jewelry-box fare. The chic cosmetics line with an Art Deco aesthetic incorporates gold leaf and crushed pearls to create luminous powders, lip glosses, and facial balms. My favorite product in the line is Halo (a moisturizing balm made with gold flecks and pearls) that I tried at a friend's house. It can be used to accentuate cheekbones or the cupid's bow. It's subtle yet elegant, smells like rosewater, and it's perfect for holiday cocktail parties or candlelit dinners.
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