Rose gold: a tutorial


I am always on the hunt for new makeup looks. I have a ton of palettes and individual shadows, and as much as I love each and every one of them, unfortunately, sometimes they don’t get the proper love they deserve.

I’ll be the first to admit, once I find a look I love, I don’t stray far.  I love a good copper/gold smokey eye.  The staples in my routine are gold eyeshadow, a matte brown, and an orange (as a transition).  Slap on some winged liquid liner and mascara, and I am good to go.

Every night before bed you’ll find me perusing YouTube videos and one of my new fave vloggers is Shaaanxo.  She posted a GRWM a couple weeks ago which featured apricot eyes and I basically fell in love.  So much so that I had to recreate it.  In her look she used the Stila Magnificant Metals Foiled Shadow in Kitten, which is at the top of my makeup wish list (it’s $42, sigh..), so since I don’t have any foiled shadows I went with a shimmery pigment instead.

It’s a well-known fact that pink shadows make blue eyes pop, so here’s a great way to incorporate pinks into an everyday eye look.

Final 1 Steps-2

1. First, lay down a pink-toned cream eyeshadow to act as a base.  I used Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP (not shown).  Then, with an apricot matte shadow, work this lightly in the crease area.  I used Solar from the Kat Von D Star Studded palette.

2. With a rose eyeshadow and the same fluffy crease brush, blend this over the apricot, keeping it in your crease. I used CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in 305.

3. With a frosty pink shadow, like Lancome’s Color Design Infinite Eye Shadow in Everlasting Rose, work that over the other pink, really building up the colour.

4. Using a matte brown and a pencil brush, carve out your crease then bring the colour down to the outer V.  Blend it all out.  I used Leather from the Kat Von D Star Studded palette.

5. With a shimmery nude pigment (the one I used is a Pari Colour Cube), and a wet shadow brush, gently tap this on your lid area.

6. Line your upper lash line with a blacker-than-black liquid liner (I used Make Up For Ever Ink Liner), then coat your lashes in mascara.

7. With the same matte brown shade, apply this along your lower lash line, then coat those bottom lashes in mascara.

final 2-2

I absolutely love how subtle and shimmery this look turned out. It’s not the exact recreation of what Shaaanxo did, but a different take on it.  If you have blue eyes, you have to try this out!

What colour do you use to make your eyes pop?

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