As an accessory, rose gold has really come into its own over recent years. Why? Because the rose-pink tones mixed with the yellowness of gold look so good next to your skin – especially skin with the golden glow of a holiday. So it makes sense, then, that rose gold makeup should be nothing but prettifying.
There’s a total variety of shades to pick from, from dusty right through to a more coppery finish, which means there’s a take on rose gold for everyone! From shimmery highlights, to pout-enhancing lip glosses, here are eight ways to add rose gold into your beauty routine…
Add Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Rose Gold, £32, onto the high points of your face – we’re talking cheekbones, brow bones and Cupid’s Bow – and it’ll reflect and refract the light in a way that’ll make it look as though you’re slightly gilded. You could also sweep this onto your collarbones on a summery evening to turn your tan up to 11.
The genius combination of rose tones and golden shimmer in YSL Touche Eclat Rose Gold Primer, £30.50, means there are so many ways to use this primer to really make your skin look beaming with health. Use under foundation to give skin a radiant, glowing base, add to your foundation to add a 24-carat dewy glow or tap into the high points of your face for subtle, prettifying highlights.
The Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow palettes are a ‘suits everyone’ selection of colours and textures that can take you from minimal to glamazon in a few easy strokes.Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette, £38.50, which has a decidedly rose gold hue adds even more flattering tones to eyes, bringing out the blue of blue eyes, making hazel eyes ‘pop’ and making green eyes looks brighter.
Go big or go home. You could pat in a rose gold shimmery balm onto your lips, but try this matte, long-wearing 24-carat metallic shimmer creme that won’t budge, smudge or lose its lustre. Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Creme, £7.99, is full of sparkle and shimmer that dries down to a smooth, matte finish that promises to stay put for up to 12 hours.
Use a light touch of Sleek Shimmer Blush Rose Gold, £4.99, to give a subtle, soft glow to skin or use an angled brush to add shimmer and highlight to cheekbones and collarbones to add an expensive looking lustre to skin.
The Nail Varnish
Rose gold looks great with jewellery, but when slicked on your fingertips it can make just as much of a statement. The finish of NARS Cosmetics Nail Polish in Pastorale, £15, has a high-shine lustre that adds an expensive-looking sparkle.
Eight brushes made with all-natural fibres and with a rose gold finish that’ll add a certain chicness to your makeup bag. Plus, Zoeva’s Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set, £75, comes with a rose-gold pouch to top off your 24-carat vibe.