Rose gold has long been praised for its ability to universally flatter all skintones—it makes for stunning jewelry, adds glossy highlight to hair and now it’s turning up in every major makeup look. Think of it as your new neutral, soft enough to wear to the office (when well-blended, that is) and glamorous enough for a night out (just amp it up; we’re sharing our tricks below). Equally pretty when worn on eyes, lips or cheeks—pick your favorite feature or go for all three—here’s how to pull it off.
To Create Rose Gold Eyes
Begin by using your finger to blend a creamy pink shade all over your eyelids. Try Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palette in Defiant Nude. Next, rim your upper and lower lashlines with a brown liner like Double Wear Eye Pencil in Coffee; soften the edges with a brush. Then rim the lower lashline with a burgundy-based color like Double Wear Eye Pencil in Burgundy Suede. To create a natural-looking contour on your eyelids, sweep a copper shadow along the creases (try Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow in Decandant Copper). Last, to add the rose metallic finish, wet your brush and dip it into a rosy shade such as Pure Color Envy EyeShadow in Magnetic Rose. Place it in the center of your lids, blending it toward the inner corners.
To Create Rose Gold Highlighted Skin
Sweep a bronzer like Bronze Goddess in Medium Deep along your hairline and under your cheekbones to create a sun-kissed complexion. Next, top it with a rose-colored blush like Pure Color Envy in Alluring Rose for hint of flush. Tap any excess color down the bridge of your nose. Finish by adding a highlight: Bronze Goddess Powder Gelée in Mirage to the high points of your face—cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and Cupid’s bow. The completed look is a lit-from-within glow that takes only seconds to achieve.
To Create Rose Gold Lips
To add a high-shine mouth to either of the looks above, or to simply wear rose gold lips alone, swipe on a metallic pink hue. We love Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor in Lacquer Lover, a dazzling chrome finish that drenches lips in rich pigment.