Since college, some seven or eight years ago, I've had an obsession with rose gold. I absolutely love the way that it looks and the way that it can transform an outfit. Over the years I've managed to accumulate some beautiful pieces of rose gold or rose gold effect jewellery and when I'm wearing it I always like to accompany it with touches of rose gold coloured make up. It looks so effective if you're wearing an all black outfit with rose gold jewellery and a clutch and even better when your make up compliments the tones of the rose gold. Today I'm going to share with you some of my favourite make up bits that I love to apply when I'm wearing rose gold to compliment my outfit.
Some of these are rose gold coloured, some just lend themselves to the tones of rose gold and look even better when worn with a tan. They're all a little bronze, a little golden, a little red and a whole lot of lovely. Lets jump right in...
So for the eyes, I have the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Rose Gold. For a powder, this one is simply the best- highly pigmented, creamy and a joy to apply and blend. I must try out some more of their eyeshadows because this one is just so good, it really puts MAC to shame. Whether it is applied all over the lid for a full on rose gold eye make up look or blended through the crease to deepen a lighter rose look, this shade of eyeshadow looks the business. It is a true rose gold shade that has just the right amount of red tones to give that rosy glow but it is enough gold in it to create a hue that compliments the eye rather than leaving them looking decidedly unwell.
One of my favourite ways to apply this eyeshadow is through the crease, using the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille across the lid with the Bobbi Brown Rose Gold shade blended through the outer third, up into the crease of the eye. This creates a beautiful effect that allows you to really build up the lashes so that they stand out against the relatively light, rose gold eye lid. Emerveille is a stunning light rose gold with plenty of gold and pink tones running through it. It can be used as an eyeshadow base, as a wash of colour over the lid, built up to be a stark colour or used precisely as an eyeliner. Personally I love running this along my lower lash line as it really opens up the eyes.
The Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadows are some of my favourite eye make up products in my collection. The formula of the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre shadows is something of a complexity- smooth and creamy yet full of substance, almost like a foam, they have to be applied to be fully understood. These shadows make great gifts too for make up concious friends as they're presented in gorgeous glass pots with the Chanel logo on the lid.
Moving onto lips now and this is where we have some real complimentary shades. In the bargain basement we have the Barry M Lip Gloss in Toffee. This is a super duper cheapy but a lovely addition to a beauty addicts make up bag. It applies smoothly and feels really creamy on the lips. It gives a subtle wash or colour and isn't sticky at all so its really comfortable to wear. In fact, it feels very much like a lipstick.
Speaking of lipstick, the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in 112 Beige has been a firm favourite of mine since I started wearing make up. It is highly pigmented, shimmer lippy that is super creamy and very long lasting. The colour is to die for and looks amazing as part of any bronzed up, tanned make up look. For an injection of extra sparkle, I love to layer the lighter Sugar Rush sparkle lipgloss from the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lip Gloss range over the top. This is a lighter gold lipgloss that still has plenty of pink tones running through it. I got this free as a gift with purchase and it is part of a double ended lip gloss duo with the shimmer lip gloss Praline Paradise- both are available separately. Now this one is something special- a beautiful rose gold shade that packs a punch on its own but looks equally as special over the top of other lipsticks. I'd highly recommend these lip glosses as they're super long lasting and are comfortable to wear all day as they aren't sticky at all. Ten out of ten!
What are your favourite rose gold make up products?