Neutral shadows, oily lids, and heavily lined eyes are likely in your fall and winter beauty rotation, so why not shake things up a bit with a shiny shadow of the rose gold variety? While rose gold has been having a moment in the jewelry and hair department, it has sneakily infiltrated the beauty scene with gorgeous highlighters, metallic pink polishes, and our personal favorite, eye shadow shades that nearly resemble the sunset. To master the rose gold beauty trend, we reached out to a bevy of makeup artists for their favorite rose gold eye makeup products. Why is rose gold makeup on the rise, you ask? Mainly because of its versatility, as it “complements both fair and dark skin tones,” says Honey Artists makeup artist Azra Red.
To try your hand at this gorgeous golden shadow trend, click on the slideshow below for our favorite rose gold beauty looks and the makeup artist-approved products necessary to re-create them.
Swap out your tried-and-true liner for a rose gold version. To create a bold cat eye, Christine suggests using Tarte's SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner ($22) in Golden Beige.
For a smooth shimmery finish, Ma recommends Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow ($25), a gorgeously glittery shadow that gives a translucent wash to your lids.
Illuminate your cheeks and eyes with a subtle sunset hue. "Opt for a multipurpose stick that can be all-in-one quick color," like Ilia's Multi Stick in All of Me ($34), says Red.
If you're looking for a majorly pigmented rose gold shadow, Honey Artists makeup artist Min Min Ma recommends Make Up For Ever's Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in Golden Pink, which she says "is great for gals with darker skin tones." Want to turn your rose gold eye into an evening-appropriate look? Christine recommends pairing your golden shadow with Dior's Diorshow Kohl Professional Eye Makeup ($32) for a sultry smoky eye.
For ladies with fair skin, try a shadow that runs heavy on the rose side, like Eyeko's Me & My Shadow Waterproof Eyeshadow & Eyeliner ($20) in the color Quartz, as it adds a nice flush to pale and or porcelain skin.
Want an everyday rose gold shadow? Try RMS Beauty's Master Mixer ($38) a multipurpose product that can be applied "alone on the ball of [your] eye lids for a soft look, or mix it with cream eye shadows as well as primer or foundation to add shimmer," says Kristine Cruz, senior makeup artist at Antonio Prieto Salon.
Want more rose gold beauty inspiration? Check out this editor's personal account of dying her hair rose gold blond.