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7 Rose Gold Makeup Looks to Warm Up Your Winter Look


Rose gold seems to be popping up everywhere these days, on everything from strappy heels and sequin dresses to furniture and phone cases. And if you’ve been keeping up with your beauty trends, you’ll know that rose gold makeup products are also very much in (and are here to stay). From matte to shimmery products, you can find this metallic “it” color in the form of eyeshadow, highlighter, lip gloss, lipstick, and more. 

Simply put, rose gold is the perfect way to make your makeup pop during the grey winter months. Heading to the office but want to look (and feel) a little festive? Planning a night out on the town but need something to stand out beneath your layers of scarves? We’ve got your rose gold makeup inspiration on deck. Scroll down for 7 easy rose gold makeup looks to instantly warm up your winter get-up.


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Look #1: Rose Gold Shimmer

This rose gold makeup look proves that simple can be stunning. The only beauty product you need to nail the look? A rose gold highlighter or a rose gold blush–or both. The rosiness adds a flush of natural-looking warmth to your cheeks while the gold acts as a spotlight on your favorite features. 

OFRA COSMETICS Covent Garden Highlighter has all the light-catching luminosity of a traditional highlighter in a rosé champagne color that will make your highlight absolutely unmissable from across the room. It’s formulated with real pearls to give your skin a precious jewel-like quality. 

If blush is more your thing, the KALEIDO COSMETICS Glow Blush in Rose Gold also provides the best of both worlds: a deeply pigmented rose color with a golden sheen that will make you light up. Plus, it’s made with mica, a fine powder known in the beauty and skincare community for its luminous quality. If you’re looking to spice up your everyday highlighter, bronzer, and blush routine, give this easy rose gold upgrade a try.

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Look #2: Glossy, Rosy Lids

Live life through rose-colored glasses, or in this case… rose-colored eyelids. Glossy, rosy lids are not only gorgeous but totally suitable for either daytime and nighttime alike. And the rose gold shade flatters every eye color, from green eyes to brown.

The best way to nail this rose gold makeup look? Start by using a strong eyeshadow primer and layer some rose gold lip gloss on top, like the SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Berry + Juice 100% Vegan Lip Gel. We know, we know–putting lip gloss on your eyelids sounds a bit strange, but trust on this, it gives a vibrant color that stays put for hours. 

If you have sensitive eyes or prefer to go shimmery instead of glossy, opt for a luminous rose gold eyeshadow palette. This NUDESTIX Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette Kit comes with six nude rose gold cream eye shadow shades (five shimmery colors and one matte) that couldn’t be easier to apply. Layer and blend them to your heart's content, and pair with a winged eyeliner look for some instant drama.


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Look #3: All-Over Rose

Everything’s coming up roses with this rose gold makeup look. It's bold, sun-kissed, and blushingly beautiful. 

If you’re ready to dive into the all-over rose lifestyle, a rose gold eyeshadow palette like this VISEART Rose Edit is a great place to start. It’s packed with shimmery and matte rose gold shades and an array of other neutral colors to complement them. Swirl on some of this CIATE LONDON Glow-To Highlighter in “Celestial Peach / Gold” on your cheekbones for a peachy-keen rose gold highlight. Top it all off with a holographic lip gloss like this ORYZA BEAUTY Rose Glow.

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Look #4: Rosy Nude

Not every day calls for a dramatic rose-gold get-up. You can easily showcase the shade in a subtle way, thanks to this nude rose gold makeup look. All it takes is a lighter, golden-pink colored eyeshadow combined with an extra glossy lip gloss. Your eyes and lips will be in perfect rosy harmony. 

For eyeshadow, try this FINDING FERDINAND Rose Gold Eyeshadow. It’s rosy and metallic but with a hint of gray, which tones it all down a bit. The velvety, silky pressed powder will roll onto your lids without a hitch. The perfect lip gloss to pair it with? Look no further than the BEAUTY FOR REAL Lip Gloss in Starlust. Not only is the perfect nude rose shade, it’s also naturally plumping, hydrating (thanks to aloe vera), and nourishing (thanks to avocado oil). The beneficial ingredients and subtle style of this combination make it a great everyday rose gold look.


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Look #5: Matte Rose Gold Lip + Smoky Eye

No makeup look list of ours is complete without a little smoky eye makeup look. In this case, we recommend rocking a rose gold smokey eye with a bold, matte nude rose gold lip. The highly pigmented eye color combined with the more muted yet rich lip topper is sensual, natural, and every-so-slightly edgy. Perfect for parties, events, or days when you just want to look fierce. 

For the lip color, we’re fans of this semi-matte NOYAH Desert Rose Lipstick. In addition to a perfect dirty-pink shade, it’s got Vitamin E, shea butter, and cocoa butter to nourish and heal your lips while you wear it. For the eyeshadow, we’re currently obsessing over this HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Palette in Mauve. It’s got both matte and shimmery tones that you can blend beautifully for dark pink and gold lids or lighter rose gold lids that truly pop. Add a cat eye eyeliner in the mix and you’ll have never looked fiercer.

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Look #6: Sheer Lids & Dark Rose Lips

As much as we love a dramatic smoky eye with a muted nude lip, we also love to switch things up a bit. This rose gold makeup look screams sophistication thanks to the stained-rose lips and just-glossy eyelids. 

To get the perfect lip color for this look, mix HUDA BEAUTY Material Girl and Cheerleader liquid lipstick shades. Dab the resulting lip color onto your lips, using your finger for a natural wash of color. For the sheer lid look, go for a swipe of something shimmery and champagne-colored, like the lightest color in the SO SUSAN Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette.


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Look #7: Soft & Glowy

There’s something ethereal and romantic about rose gold, and it's on full display in this makeup look. Ideal for softly-lit selfies, it combines a shimmery eyeshadow color, blush, and a natural, rose-tinted lip balm. 

To get the look, reach for SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush, a peachy-rose blush that multitasks as a gold-frosted highlighter and eyeshadow in a pinch. Use your ring finger to swipe some of the color on your eyelid for a touch of shimmer and shine. The finishing touch is a tinted lip balm from our round-up. It’ll provide the optimal amount of moisture, shimmer, and a naturally-flushed looking hue. The final finishing touch will be a selfie with your dewy, demure makeup look.


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Isabel Miller-Bottome
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Article Last Updated January 27, 2020 12:00 AM