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How to add rose gold to your eyes

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.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Make blue eyes pop with a peachy gold shadow. Celebrity makeup artist Stevi Christine recommends using Nars Duo Eyeshadow ($35) in Hammamet, a half-matte, half-shimmer palette (the perfect combination, no?).

How to add rose gold to your eyes

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.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

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.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

For a smooth shimmery finish, Ma recommends Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow ($28), a gorgeously glittery shadow that gives a translucent wash to your lids.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Illuminate your cheeks and eyes with a subtle sunset hue. “Opt for a multi-purpose stick that can be all-in-one quick color,” like Ilia’s Multi-Stick in All of Me ($34), says Red.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

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 ($17) 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 ($30) 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.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

For ladies with fair skin, try a shadow that runs heavy on the rose side, like Eyeko’s Me & My Shadow Waterproof Eyeshadow & Eyeliner ($13) 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 a slight color but isn’t overpowering, NARS’s Satin Lipstick in Orgasm ($26,) is the perfect shade of rose gold merged with a soft, light pigment finish.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

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.

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How to add rose gold to your eyes

Our resident occasional makeup artist Alexandra Harrison creates this year’s freshest party look with just 3 products

Rose gold comes into its own in party season. It’s the perfect show-stopping festive shade that looks stunning in evening light and if you love a smokey eye, it gives this look an instant update. The rosy hue can be a little hard to master. Too much pink can make you look tired and so the trick is to balance it out with a cool-toned deep plum.

This quick and easy rose gold eye uses only three products – the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette, £42, Stila Magnificent Metals Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Jezebel’, £24 and Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Rose Gold Retro’, £24. The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette is my go-to for base shades and the Stila shadows are an easy way to add glitter to any eye look.

How to do the rose gold smokey eye

How to add rose gold to your eyes

1. Fill the crease

Using the Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette, start by running the shade ‘Feelz’ throughout the crease. This lighter neutral shade of rosy pink so will help to create a smooth transition between colours that you’ll be adding later. Sweep the shadow through the crease, blending upwards to just above the crease as you go.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

2. Shade the outer corner of the eye

Next, deepen up the outer corner of the eye with the shade ‘Devilish’ which is a darker, plum hue. This adds depth to the look and makes it a little more smokey and stops the pink from dominating too much. Place a small amount of shadow on the outer corner by the lash line and then blend inwards with a clean brush, repeating until it’s blended thoroughly.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

3. Apply base shadow to centre and inner lid

Take the rose gold shade ‘Bang Bang’ with your ring finger and place in the centre and inner part of your lid. This shimmer shadow works as a base for the Stila liquid shadows we’re about to layer on top. Blend it outwards until it meets the plum shade.

4. Add shimmer to centre and inner lid

Using the Stila Magnificent Metals Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Jezebel’, £24, place a small amount in the inner part of the lid and use a small blending brush to feather the edges towards the centre of the eye.

This shadow dries fast, so start with a small amount and blend immediately, repeating until you have a decent amount of rose gold foil on the lids.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

5. Pat a final shimmer layer onto centre and inner lid

Lastly, take a small amount of the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in ‘Rose Gold Retro’, £24 and pat over the shade ‘Jezebel’ to add a touch of glitter and amp up the look.

6. The finishing touches – liner and mascara

To tie the look together, with a small pencil brush smudge a small amount of the shade ‘Devilish’ onto the lower lash line. Finish with a small amount of eyeliner of your choice close to the lashline and lashings of mascara and you’re good to go! I have used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, £14.40 and Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, £8.99.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

I’ve worked a rosy lip with this too using Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, £16 topped with Fenty Beauty Glossbomb Lip Luminizer, £16 – a rosy shade will compliment the eye look without taking the focus away from the eyes.

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One of the most recent and trendy looks for women is rose gold eye makeup. Rose gold is one of the trendiest colors this year. We’ve seen it everywhere, in hairstyles, in clothing lines and even in makeup. If you want to join this trend, we’ve listed down 11 great rose gold eye makeup looks that you can try out!

Popular Rose Gold Eyeshadow Looks for Women

These are 11 of the most gorgeous rose gold eye makeup ideas for women to go crazy over this year. Go through the styles and get inspiration for yourself.

1. Subtle Rose Gold and Black Cut Crease

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This rose gold eyeshadow look is amazing and very fairy-like.

Ideal for: Parties, formal dinners, or night-time events.

How to style: The look combines rose gold with a subtle black outer corner. To achieve this look, you’ll need a few different shades of pink including pink glitter. The eyelid consists of 4 different shades transitioning from the lightest to the darkest shade, the darkest being black.

2. Rose Gold Eyeshadow with Glitter Halo

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This rose gold eye makeup for blue eyes looks great on all occasions and is easy to do as well.

Ideal for: Lunches, brunches, or other day-time events.

How to style: Simply brush and blend light pink and rose gold shades on your eyelid. You can blend some dark pink shades in your crease as well. Then, take a gold glitter and pat it on the center of your upper lid as well as your lower lid. Finish the look off with a light pink inner corner highlight, and you’re done!

3. Rose Gold Glitter Look

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This eye makeup with rose gold eyeshadow look incorporates a nice amount of glitter.

Ideal for: Parties, a night out, or black-tie events.

How to style: The rose gold glitter look can be pulled off by applying a nice pink glitter all over the eyelid. Incorporate darker pinks and purples on the crease so the lightness of the glitter can contrast starkly with the dark crease. Don’t forget to do a line of pink glitter eyeshadow on your lower lid as well!

4. Dark Golden and Rose Gold Eye

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Incorporate darker shades in your makeup with this rose gold eye makeup.

Ideal for: Proms, weddings, or other black-tie events.

How to style: Use purple eyeshadows and a more pigmented golden for this look. Style it with a nice pair of false lashes and a bright white or silver inner corner highlight so your brown eyes really stand out.

5. Dramatic Rose Gold Eye Makeup

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This rose gold look takes traditional eye makeup a step further and is assured to make you stand out!

Ideal for: Festivals, and concerts.

How to style: To do this look, simply put on rose gold eyeshadow and a nice winged liner on top. You can choose to smoke out the black liner a bit if you want to. Take things a step further by applying rose gold glitter in different patterns on your eyelids.

6. White and Rose Gold Transition Look

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This is a really simple rose gold eye makeup look to do that doesn’t involve extensive use of colors.

Ideal for: Lunches, dinners, or a day out with friends.

How to style: Style this look by using a nice pink eyeshadow in the crease and on the lid. You can combine a darker and lighter shade. Make sure to use white in the inner corner and blend it out to get that effortless blend.

7. Rose Gold Halo Effect

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This is a great halo rose gold eye makeup style that incorporates browns and oranges.

Ideal for: Formal daytime activities, such as day weddings.

How to style: This look is styled really easily. Using a combination of oranges, browns, and pinks, do your upper lid. Then with a nice white glitter, pat it down in the middle of your lid creating the halo effect.

8. Rose Gold Eye with Winged Liner

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Another simple makeup look with rose gold eyeshadow, this look is easy to achieve and is warm toned.

Ideal for: Formal lunches and evening events.

How to style: Style your rose gold eyeshadow with a nice winged liner for this look. The look is completed with a dark waterline pencil. Make sure you line your tear duct too so there’s a good contrast between the black liner and the glitter.

9. All Over Rose Gold Look

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This soft romantic rose gold eye look is a favorite among many makeup artists!

Ideal for: Dates or daytime events.

How to style: Style this look with a nice nude pink lip and a pair of false lashes.

10. Deep Rose Gold Halo Effect

How to add rose gold to your eyes

This is another eye makeup look with rose gold eye shadow that consists of the halo effect, but this one uses deeper shades of pink and golden.

Ideal for: Parties or a night out with friends.

How to style: Style this look with a nice winged liner, that is also winged at the tear duct, so your eye looks longer.

11. Soft Rose Gold Look

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Coming from makeup guru Desi Perkins, this soft glam rose gold eye look is perfect!

Ideal for: Dates, weddings, and black-tie events.

How to style: Style this rose gold eye makeup with a light pink eyeshade in the inner eyelid that extends to darker shades styled in a cat shape.

Bryan Wolynski, OD, is a board-certified community optometrist who has been in the eye care field for over 30 years. He works in private practice in New York City.

You can’t judge a pair of sunglasses by its color, at least not for eye protection purposes. Tints and shades of sunglasses do not reflect UV (ultraviolet) blocking ability.

When sunglasses are made, the lenses are treated with UV-absorbing chemicals to be able to block UV light. Because these chemicals are usually colorless, clear lenses could block light just as well as dark-colored lenses. So why so many lens colors?  

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Purpose of Tints

Tints filter light in different ways, and some tints do a better job at blocking light than others. Some tints actually enhance colors, while others distort them. Tints have the ability to enhance vision in certain situations. Although you may admire a certain tint color, it may not be the best one for your particular lifestyle.  

Uses for Different Tints

Following is a handy tint guide for choosing sunglasses.  

  • Gray: Gray is a popular neutral tint that allows the eyes to perceive colors in their purest form. Gray tints reduce brightness and glare. Choose gray for driving and outdoor sports such as golf, running, or cycling.
  • Yellow/Orange: Yellow and orange tints increase contrast in hazy, foggy, or low-light conditions. These tints tend to make objects appear sharper both indoors and outdoors, but can also cause color distortion. Choose yellow shades for snow activities and indoor ball sports. Yellow shades can also be helpful at nighttime as they increase contrast.
  • Green: Green tints filter some blue light and reduce glare, while offering high contrast and visual sharpness. Shades of green also tend to reduce eyestrain in bright light. Choose green for precision sports such as tennis, baseball, and golf.
  • Amber/Brown: Amber and brown tints reduce glare and block blue light, brightening vision on cloudy days and increasing contrast and visual acuity, especially against green and blue backgrounds such as grass and sky. Choose amber and brown tints for fishing, baseball, golf, hunting, cycling, and water sports.
  • Melanin: Melanin pigment in sunglass tints are said to protect the eyes from aging changes related to sun exposure.
  • Rose/Red: Rosy tints increase contrast by blocking blue light. They have a reputation of being soothing to the eyes and more comfortable than others for longer wear-times. They also help with visibility while driving, and seem to be a favorite among computer users as they reduce glare and eyestrain.

Additionally, some tinted sunglasses may help with various eye diseases by increasing contrast. Talk to your eye doctor about which color shade is best for you.

These are the mistakes you keep making

How to add rose gold to your eyes

How to add rose gold to your eyes

How to add rose gold to your eyes

1. Skipping on eye primer

I know it may seem like an annoying extra step, but prepping eyelids with a primer will ensure makeup applies smoothly and looks even. The primer acts as a magnet for shadow pigments, holding onto the colour and keeping it from smudging, fading or creasing. There’s plenty of eye primers out there to choose from, but I love Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray £20.50. The tinted formula doubles up as a concealer, correcting discolouration and hiding any veins on the lids.

2. Using the wrong brushes

Step away from that spongey shadow applicator. I know most makeup palettes come with a small plastic device that features a foam triangle on either end, but honestly, they’re rubbish when it comes to blending out a killer smoke. If you want a professional finish avoid the free sponge blender, and instead, invest in some decent eyeshadow brushes. This doesn’t mean dropping half your overdraft on a fancy set from likes of Bobbi Brown ( although. ) no, there’s plenty of affordable and amazing brush kits on the high street, plus they won’t make your bank account weep. My favourite? Spectrum’s brushes; they’re wallet-friendly and high-quality.

If you’re a beginner when it comes to eye makeup brushes, be sure to check out our guide to all the different shapes and sizes below.

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3. Your eyeshadow doesn’t deliver

Not all eyeshadows are made equal. Whilst some can look patchy or uneven, others are super-pigmented, buttery and blendable. If you’re looking for high-quality shadows to invest in, read up on our favourite neutral eyeshadow palettes, here.

4. Up & Out = Winner

When applying eye makeup blend the shadow up towards the tail of your brow. Concentrate the majority of the pigment on the outer corner and then blend and diffuse the colour up and out, this will give the flattering illusion of a lifted eye.

If an eye shadow palette launches and it doesn’t include at least one rose-gold shade, does it even exist? This is the question I’m asking myself a lot lately. Beauty brands like Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills, E.LF., and Morphe have brought a plethora of palettes packed with rose-gold shades and complementary shadows into our lives. Honestly, it’s overwhelming. Luckily, makeup artists on Instagram have shown us a myriad of gorgeous ways to makes the best use of all those rose-gold shadows and other makeup in the trendy hue. I rounded up some of my favorite looks to help inspire and guide you to the ultimate rose-gold makeup look.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Negative Space

Take cues from British makeup artist Bethan West for a simultaneously demure but bold eye makeup. For her negative space creation, West began by creating a winged shape with rose-gold shadow. Then, she brushed the same shade in the area between her arches and her creases, as well as along her lower lash lines. To make the negative space area crisper, you can run a small lip brush with concealer on it along the edges.

Red Lips

With a subtle rose-gold shadow and a couple coats of mascara, celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo kept Kate Bosworth’s eye makeup light and ethereal to let her brick red lips take center stage.

Graphic Liner

After adding rose-gold and burgundy shadows to her lids from horizontal brushstroke-like lines and dots with a black liquid liner like Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner. She brightened up the graphic liner look by highlighting the inner corners of her eyes with a champagne shadow. On her lips, went more subtle with Colour pop’s.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Cut Creases

You can watch how created these stunning rose-gold cut creases here. Spoiler alert: You’ll need Colour pop’s Dream St. Pressed Powder Shadow Palette recommends spritzing your brush with setting spray before dipping into the shadow.

Under liner

Before heading to a Golden Globes after party, celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo rimmed Halston Sage’s lower lashlines with a glitzy rose-gold shadow. But that’s not all. The metallic under liner was paired with gold winged liner, dewy and peachy pink lipstick.

Smoky Eyes

Smoky eyes are always a good option. With a bit of rose-gold glitter, the classic look gets a glitzy upgrade. In German makeup artist Natal Miguel’s case, she pat Face and Body Glitter in Rose onto the center of her lids.

How to add rose gold to your eyes

Color Blocked

Yellow and rose gold weirdly work together in harmony. Mei Pang showed us exactly how they do by designating one eye with each color. For her yellow eye, Pang brushed Make Up For Ever’s Artist Color Shadow in Mimosa all over her lid and tapped Stila’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Kitten Karma below her creases. The pink-hued eye was made up of the Artist Color Shadow in English Pink and the Glitter & Glow in Rose Gold Retro. Then, she etched on sharp wing.

Inner Corner Liner

Not confident in your cat-eye skills? Try accentuating the inner corners of your eyes with a black liner instead, and let your rose-gold shadow shine on its own on the outer corners of your eyes like New York-based makeup artis.

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