Everything You Need to Know About Rose Gold Makeup

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018/Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images
01 of 07

Rose Gold Makeup Is Here to Stay

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018/Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images

Rose gold hues in makeup is certainly a trend that's made a huge splash this year in the beauty world, and it's not going away any time soon. This popular and gorgeous hue tends to work on all skin tones, and leads quite a cult following for those obsessed with monochromatic beauty looks. From eyeshadow to highlighter, there are many different ways to wear rose gold tones, and here are the easiest tips and product recommendations to incorporate it into your routine as soon as possible.

02 of 07

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow in "Recharged"

Urban Decay

This festive and fun glitter eyeshadow can be worn several different ways, and is the perfect way to incorporate rose gold into your eye makeup look. First, you can use the brush to paint a thin line across the lash-line for a dressy eyeliner look. You can also apply this all over the eyelid for more sparkle as your base shadow, or apply some right to the center of the lid for a pop. Available in several other shades, you will become obsessed in no time with this product. 

Try It With: Urban Decay Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay O.N.S Afterglow Highlighter Palette, Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara

Makeup Artist Tip: Glitter eye products need to be removed with makeup removers that really get the job done, to ensure nothing is left behind. When removing glitter from the eyes, the best practice is so soak a cotton pad in a gentle makeup remover that's still tough on makeup, like this micellar cleansing water from Bioderma.

03 of 07

Kevyn Aucoin Molten Liquid Lipstick in "Rose Gold"

Kevyn Aucoin

This long wearing liquid lipstick will satisfy any lipstick junkie wanting to rock the rose gold trend and have it last all day. Its creamy texture glides on easily, leaving behind a high-impact metallic finish that will surely catch plenty of attention. This is a powerful finish, so be sure to use a lip primer underneath to ensure it stays in place all day and lips stay hydrated. Use it by itself, or pair it with a lipgloss for an intense shine. 

Try It With: Kevin Aucoin "The Neo Bronzer", Kevin Aucoin The Lipgloss in "Starlight", Kevin Aucoin The Essential Eyeshadow Set in "Smoky Nude"

04 of 07

e.l.f Cosmetics Baked Highlighter in "Blush Gems"

e.l.f. Cosmetics

This budget-friendly powder highlighter can be worn as blush or highlight on the face, depending on what you choose to do with it. Its soft focus shimmer finish creates a radiant glow that will brighten skin tone and add instant radiance. Vitamin E, jojoba, rose hip, apricot, and sunflower oils nourish the skin and give way for a very smooth application. Simply apply to the apples of the cheeks and blend in an upward motion with your blush brush for a beautiful highlighted complexion. When applying highlighter, be sure to start with a light amount first and build as you go. This way you will create a natural look that isn't too frosty, perfect for everyday beauty.

Try It With: e.l.f Cosmetics Highlighting Brush, e.l.f Cosmetics Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, e.l.f Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss in "Champagne Glam"

05 of 07

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in "Rose Gold"

Cover FX

This gorgeous rose gold liquid illuminator from Cover FX can be used a few different ways depending on what you're trying to do. First, you can mix a few drops in with the liquid foundation of your choice for an all over glow, or you can apply a small amount under foundation as a primer for a base layer of highlight. The second way to use this product is after you've applied foundation, bronzer, or blush, simply use a blush brush to finish the look by blending the highlighter on the apples of the cheeks. Either way, you'll have radiant and glowing skin. Want to take that glow further? Apply some lightly to your décolleté area with a powder brush to give your skin a highlight, too. A great tip when you are dressing up and need a little extra glam on the chest and shoulders. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, and talc, it's perfect for even the most sensitive of skin types. 

Try It With: Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation, Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette, Cover FX Anti-Aging Foundation Primer

06 of 07

Bare Minerals Glimpse Eyeshadow in "Cupcake"

Bare Minerals

Want to create a gorgeous rose gold eyeshadow look? This creamy, smooth eyeshadow can be applied lightly all over the lid for a lighter, sheen effect, or packed on tightly with a brush for a powerful pigment finish. You can create a monochromatic (just one color) look by using it by itself, or create something more dramatic by incorporating other eyeshadows, too. To enhance the eyes, try blending a deeper warm brown tone in the crease to add definition. Finish with eyeliner and lots of mascara to set the look in place. 

Be sure not to neglect your eyebrows, keeping them in shape and filled in properly is the perfect compliment to any eyeshadow look. Cleaning up stray hairs here and there with this kit from Tweezerman and Huda Beauty will help keep your brows in perfect condition. 

Try It With: Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Bare Minerals You Had Me at Aglow Dimensional Powder Palette

07 of 07

NARS Satin Lipstick in "Orgasm"


If you want a sheer lipstick look that gives slight color but isn't overpowering, this color from NARS is the perfect shade of rose gold merged with a soft, light pigment finish. A long wearing formula that provides nourishment by using a blend of conditioners and antioxidants for the lips, you can reapply it through the day with ease and not worry about lips drying or flaking. Pair it with a gloss of your choice (also available in the same shade as the lipstick) or wear it alone as the perfect compliment to any makeup look. 

Makeup Artist Tip: If you want lipstick to appear like a sheer stain, apply it lightly by tapping it onto the lips instead of applying it as you normally would. This deposits just the right amount of natural color that you need without the intensity some lipsticks give when heavily applied. 

Try It With: NARS Orgasm Liquid Illuminator Blush , NARS Orgasm Lipgloss, NARS Orgasm Powder Blush

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