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.
Make blue eyes pop with a peachy gold shadow. Celebrity makeup artist Stevi Christine recommends using Nars Duo Eyeshadow ($36) in Hammamet, a half-matte, half-shimmer palette (the perfect combination, no?).
Swap out your tried-and-true liner for a rose gold version. To create a bold cat eye, we suggest using Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($22,) in Wildside.
To achieve this shimmery rose gold lid, Honey Artists makeup artist Suzy Gerstein suggests using Laura Mercier's Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($29) in Rose Gold, as she says it flatters nearly all skin tones, especially light to medium ones. If you want to enhance your eyes further, try blending a deeper warm brown tone in the crease to add definition. Finish it with eyeliner and lots of mascara to set the look in place.
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.
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 to soak a cotton pad in a gentle makeup remover that's still tough on makeup.
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. If you want a sheer lipstick look that gives slight color but isn't overpowering, NARS's Satin Lipstick in Orgasm ($28,) is the perfect shade of rose gold merged with a soft, light pigment finish.
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] eyelids 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.