If you love the look of gold but aren't brave enough to rock it in make-up form, we suggest opting for rose gold; this shade is a lot softer and more wearable than the bold metal, and it adds real warmth to the skin. The gorgeous look is ideal for the upcoming party season, and particularly festive too.
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Try experimenting with rose gold make-up for a head-turning look
We begin with the best area; your pout! There are so many lip products out there that the options are endless, but we've rounded up a few of our favourites. Urban Decay's Metallized Vice Lipstick in Gubby is a gorgeous pale, pinky gold shade that will lighten things up with a touch of sparkle. It works perfectly on all skin tones too. Then there's Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick Chauffeur, an affordable choice which slicks on easily and has a lovely subtle rose gold finish. Add one layer for a light finish, or more for a deeper look. A gloss is also a great choice, such as Laura Mercier Candleglow Lip Glace in Rose Gold Accent – it's ultra girly and leaves an enviable shine.
We're all for trying new things, so we highly recommend Stila Liquid Eye Shadow in Rose Gold Retro. This long-lasting eyeshadow is applied onto the lid in one thick line, then can be spread out using a finger or brush – just wait until you see the sparkle as it sets! Or get a model-approved option like Rosie For Autograph Eyeshadow Palette in Copper Gold Rush, by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The tin is rose gold and you can mix the shades for a soft, pinky metallic finish. Going all out? Indulge in TOM FORD Cream and Powder Eye Colour, Golden Peach, complete with two products to make your eyes pop.
Give your cheeks the rose gold treatment too with the likes of MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter in Rosewood Glimmer, a bargain buy that leaves a lovely glow. Or give Too Faced Prismatic Highlighter in Ray Of Light a whirl, defining your cheekbones with a sweep of glamorous gold. There's also the pretty pale Jouer Cosmetics Powder Highlighter in Rose Gold that works in harmony for porcelain-skinned beauties and those with a darker complexion.
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