15 Rose Gold Beauty Products For Your Rosiest & Shiniest Self — PHOTOS
Lately, I've been preoccupied with covering my entire face in rose gold cosmetics. If you're a Game Of Thrones fan, I'd tell you that I've actually yearned for a rose gold crown like Viserys Targaryen's, only made with rose gold illuminizer instead of molten gold, and you know, less burn-y. If that reference is lost on you, I'll just say that I like rose gold so much that I'd readily bathe in it and strut my stuff down city streets while onlookers reveled in my presence.
I've been keeping my eyes peeled for the best rose gold cosmetics that are out there, and thankfully, there's no shortage of them. Your eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails can all be given the rose gold treatment.
For those of you who shudder at the thought of covering yourself in metallic pinks, know this: Rose gold actually comes in a variety of hues, from the dusty, glistening pinks that cover the likes of the rose gold iPhone 6, to warmer coppery tones that almost border on bronze. In other words, there is a shade of rose gold for every cosmetic sensibility and aesthetic, and adding a few of your favorites to your winter beauty routine can change up your look in new and unexpected ways. Here are some of the best of the best rose gold products.
1. Rose Gold Eyes
Rose gold eyeshadow and liner are probably the most dramatic ways to add the metallic hue to your makeup routine. Your eyelids are a blank canvas, and unlike your cheeks or lips, there's no such thing as adding too much metallic to the mix.
Choose a loose pigment for ultimate control and layering capabilities, or go for a more conventional pressed shadow for a classically rose gold look. If eyeshadow isn't your thing, a creamy rose gold liner layered above black-rimmed eyes can give you some seriously show-stopping lids.
2. Rose Gold Lips
It might not be practical to coat your lips in stiff metallic lacquer or layer upon layer of glitter (although that would make for the most excellent Instagram photo), but you can achieve the rose gold effect on your lips without sacrificing functionality.
Look for hues in pinky browns and dusty, gold-flecked mauves to create the rose gold effect on your lips — and if you want to take the look up a notch, experiment with the loose pigments mentioned above, dabbed onto the center of your lips. If all of that sounds like too much, simply layer a soft pink lip color with a high-shine, golden gloss.
3. Rose Gold Cheeks
Sure, you're well within your rights to coat your face with so much rose gold that you almost start looking like you're made out of the metal itself. However, there's definitely a much more subtle way to pull off rose gold on your cheeks, particularly if you prefer the more pinky version of the hue.
Look for soft pinks flecked with gold, or for loose mineral blushers that glide on with a subtle sheen. If you're a pro, you can layer your pink blush with a bit of gold or metallic pink pigment — in other words, the cheeky rose gold possibilities are endless.
4. Rose Gold Nails
There's no shortage of rose gold nail polish to choose from, ranging in tone from warm copper to shimmery pink. If you're feeling extra ambitious, you could try to create a rose gold ombre effect by painting each nail a different shade of the hue. Then again, you could also just try to get your nails to match your iPhone 6.
5. An All-Over Rose Gold Glow
Palettes are for makeup lovers who want the flexibility of a lot of colors, and who aren't afraid to experiment. If you want to step out with a beauty look that screams rose gold, acquire a rose-gold themed palette and start blending (I've used the palette above on both my eyes and cheeks).
If you're the type who doesn't have time for multiple colors and brushes, pick up a gold-flecked, pink illuminizer to mix with your moisturizer or foundation, or wear it as a highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones, and Cupid's bow.
Now that you're armed with some of the best rose gold cosmetics on offer, you can go forth and shine like the subtly pink moonbeam that you are. Enjoy watching others bask in your rosy glow.
Love metallics and glitter, and want to take your manicure to the next level? Check out Bustle's DIY glitter mani tutorial below.
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