The Eye Shadow Trend You'll Want to Live in This Summer

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Rose gold eye shadow is incredibly flattering, and in the last two years, it has had a serious number of searches on Google. Since it's one of the prettiest and easiest makeup looks to wear, as well, you can bet it ain't going anywhere anytime soon. The warm hue plays well with all eye colors, and reminiscent of sunsets, it's the perfect shade for summer, which is why we're zeroing in on it now.

When it comes to rose gold, there's a spectrum of shades to choose from—you can opt for a richer burnt hue, peachy tones, amber or gold with just a hint of pink. You can dial up the pigment for the night or just robe lids with a sheer wash for the day. Then there's the question of cream or powder. Decisions, decisions. To help make it easier we've rounded up an edit of our favorite shadows across the rose gold color spectrum.

Keep scrolling for the seven best rose gold eye shadows out there.

best rose gold eye shadow: Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Clueless
Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Clueless $10
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This pigment-rich eye shadow packs a punch and is ideal if you want a one-stop shadow for a going-out eye look.

best rose gold eye shadow: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Rose Gold Retro
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Rose Gold Retro $24
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Love cream shadow? Stila's don't crease and can be buffed out for a sheer wash or packed on for an intense shimmering effect.

best rose gold eye shadow: MAC Amber Times Nine
MAC Amber Times Nine $32
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I'm obsessed with the Times Nine palettes from MAC. Each one includes nine eye shadows in one colour family, in this case amber. The shadows range from sheer and soft to intense in varying matte and metallic textures. Use this palette to create a multitude of grown-up rose gold eye looks.

best rose gold eye shadow: Nyx Prismatic Eye Shadow in Golden Peach
Nyx Prismatic Eye Shadow in Golden Peach $6
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At just $6, this is one of the most affordable of the bunch—this sheeny shadow imparts a pretty peachy glow onto eyelids. 

best rose gold eye shadow: Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Palette
Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Palette $65
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Huda's rose gold palette is pricey, but with 18 shadows (which works out at $3.61 each) that veer from vibrant to mellower, this palette will take you right through summer—and then some. 

best rose gold eye shadow: Nars Duo Eyeshadow - Silk Road
Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Silk Road $25
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A perfectly formed eye duo with a subtle glimmer rather than full-on metallic finish. You can create a variety of eye looks depending on whether you use the shadows with a wet brush (to intensify the finish) or dry.

Charlotte Tilbury rose gold cream eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow in Rose Gold $32
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Charlotte Tilbury rounds out our list with a cream formula infused with vitamin E to increase the wear and intensify the color-payoff. Easy to apply, long-lasting, and with just the right amount of shimmer, what's not to like?

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