All that glitters is rose gold
Shimmering gold and silver shades are great makeup bag staples but with spring just around the corner, it’s time to take your metallic game to a new level and try the season’s hottest shade – rose gold. With its ability to bridge the gap between paler winter complexions and sun-kissed summer skin, rose gold is the perfect transitional hue to invest in right now.
For a seamless glimmer, dust Urban Decay Eyeshadow in tint Midnight Cowboy across the lids or for a subtler effect Nars’ Soft Touch Shadow pencil, in smoky rose quartz shade Iraklion, can be traced along the lash lines or lightly dotted in the corner of the eyes as a highlight. Laura Geller Eye Dew Cream Shadow Crayon in Rose Gold is also a great option for those wanting a sheer wash of creamy colour.
Yellow gold makeup often has a lot of green undertones, which aren’t always flattering. However, rose gold strikes a balance between warm and cool undertones which means it works on most skintones. For a pretty blush, try bareMinerals’ READY blush in nude pink shade The One. Or give Benefit Cosmetics’ High Beam liquid highlighter a whirl, use the satiny-pink liquid to add an ethereal glow that can be used over makeup or underneath for subtle luminescence.
Give your manicure the Midas touch with rich rose gold metallic polish such as China Glaze’s Meet Me In The Mirage or Nails inc Chelsea Square Nail polish, a full cover glitter polish, that works well on an accent nail. If you’re looking for a minimal look, Essie Nail Polish in colour All Tied Up is a rustic bronze lacquer with golden shimmer that complements all skintones as well as being office appropriate.
For those who can’t get enough of this luxe metallic, there are several ways to use rose gold to make your lips stand out. Steer clear of products that are too much shimmer in the formula and can draw attention to chapped lips and instead look for lipsticks that have a rose gold fleck or a rose brown tone like Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G in shade Stoned Rose. To glam it up for the evening, use a rose gold highlighter like the Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer to accentuate the Cupid’s bow.