I’ve had an obsession with all things rose gold: jewellery, accessories and of course makeup!
Most people identify themselves as a gold or silver person when choosing which goes best with their skin tone and personal style. The reason why I have been loving rose gold so much is that it looks great on practically everyone. The contrast against the skin is far less jarring compared to silver and gold as it pulls out the blushy undertones in so many different skin tones. Rose gold is much softer but still makes a statement.
I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for some of the best rose gold cosmetics and thankfully, there is no shortage of them. Your eyes, lips, and cheeks can all be given the rose gold treatment.
A subtle sweep of rose gold shadow all over the lid creates a soft glow. Be sure to find a formula with enough of a shimmer to catch the light. Use a brush to add a layer all over your eyelid, letting it dissipate just above the crease.
Another way to add rose gold to your eye look is through liner or lining the eyes with a rose gold toned shadow. Unlike, silver which can sometimes looks too icy, rose gold is the perfect alternative to warm up your look. As an alternative, you can use right along the lash line – top or bottom.
Try: Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, Rose Gold Retro ($31 CAD)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles ($16 CAD), Rose Gold
A rose gold highlighter gives the most beautiful, lit-from-within glow to the skin. Unlike a white, pearl highlighter that looks great on fairer complexions but can add a grey, ash-like cast to darker skin tones or golden highlighters which look great on tanned, darker complexions but can give a yellow appearance to fairer complexions – rose gold blends beautifully into most skin colours. It’s such a subtle shade and not overly obvious that you’re wearing makeup however most will notice a natural glow to your skin 🙂
Try: Motives Shimmer Powder, Rose Diamond (buy here)
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, Poured Creme Highlighter, Rose Gold ($46 CAD)
There are a few ways to use rose gold to make your lips stand out. As a general rule, avoid using anything too metallic which can draw attention to your lips’ lines, cracks and imperfections. Instead find a lipstick with a mix of rose and brown with some gold flecks in it. You can also add a rose gold gloss on top to make lips look fuller or solo for a fresh look. Another alternative, if you don’t want to add rose gold to your actual lips (depending on your look) is to use a rose gold highlighter to accentuate the cupid’s bow.
Try: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb ($23 CAD)
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, Gubby ($22 CAD)
Try: Essie Copper Metallic Nail Polish, Rose Gold
What are some of your favourite rose gold beauty products?