The astrological sign of the Sun, natives lit from within from the fire they contain... I know every Leo appreciates this description and in many ways it is true. When life does not provide excitement or grandeur, the Leo archetype generates their own electricity to make things more sparkly. Natives of this sign prefer to be adorned in luxury and exude glamour. Common terms associated with this sign include charisma, energy, and magnetism. Leo is a sign that embraces the season it enjoys in the Northern Hemisphere: sunny, warm, and abundant with the sensual pleasures of life. The myriad shades of gold and its association to the sun has inspired me to think of the applications of gold in beauty looks ranging from editorial to 'ready to wear' casual looks. Surprisingly, gold is an extremely versatile shade that can completely alter the look of skin or be employed to create it's own "light source" as a highlighter to features, drawing in light.
Although it launched in March 2010, I believe that MAC's Too Fabulous collection had it's heart in the playful joie de vivre of Leo. With shade names like Chic Couple, Rhapsody in Two, Sun & Moon, Just Superb, Loud & Lovely, Richer Lusher, Over Indulgence, Double Dare, and Boy Bait.... You get the gist.
These beauty products definitely capture the essence of 'glowing from within', luxury, and some literally contain gold. The pressed pigments shown below can be used in multiple ways as eyeshadow (their intended use), liquid liner (use with water or a mixing medium and a brush), blush, and a highlighter for face and body.
How could I resist sharing this last gold Leo-inspired product: