Thursday, February 13, 2014

In My Stash: Rose Gold Eyeshadows


Everyone seems to be fussing over red lips this Valentine's Day so I thought I'd mix things up and talk about eyeshadows instead. Now I don't exactly think red or pink eyeshadow is the easiest to pull off on the eyes so the closest shade in that warm, rusty family that I wear often is rose gold. The perfect blend of pink, bronze and shimmery gold looks flattering on my warm complexion and gives a romantic aura to a look. Here are eight (four drugstore and four high end) rose gold eyeshadows that you might want to add to your stash!


The drugstore has quite a few rose gold shades that are very nice for what they cost. The cream eyeshadow from the Revlon Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow in Skin Lights, which is showing some pan, is a veteran in my makeup collection. I like to use this as a base under powder rose gold shadows to bring out the gold sheen in them. The L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush is one that looks great alone without anything over top. The Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Copper Chic contains a lovely shade that leans quite bronzey. Then there's the Wet n' Wild Single Eyeshadow in Penny, the most inexpensive shadow out of the bunch but it seems that it's discontinued because it's not on the Wet n' Wild website.


Amber Rush actually looks very brown next to the other shades whereas Copper Chic and Penny look very orange. In real life the colors are more three dimensional and reflect a bit differently depending on the lighting. You can see that Copper Chic and Amber Rush are the most saturated and work perfectly by themselves whereas Skinlights and Penny might look better paired with one another.


For the high end rose gold options, it's quite funny but I didn't specifically purchase any of these particular shades. The Clinique Strawberry Fudge Duo was a GWP and contains one of my favorite eyeshadows ever. The rose gold shade leans very pink and made it to my Top 5 High End Eyeshadows post. Lancome Kitten Heel is also part of a GWP quad and I used this palette in a tutorial for my first Fortnight Face post. Mac Melon Pigment was part a holiday set I scored at the CCO ages ago and it's always nice for the summer or holiday times. Lastly is theBalm's Hot Mama! Blush which can also be used as an eyeshadow. I bought this in a set with theBalm's Bahama Mama Bronzer at Marshall's just because it was a good deal.


Strawberry Fudge and Kitten Heel are the lightest shades out of the bunch and ones I find myself reaching for the most. Melon is crazy metallic and has a strong gold sheen that looks lovely on darker skintones. Hot Mama is a truly pigmented rose gold that I honestly use more as blush than eyeshadow but it would definitely look stunning on the eyes.

Check out the video to see better swatches! You can tell the difference between the shadows much better in the video than you can from the pictures.


Rose Gold eyeshadows are a favorite all year round but especially in the spring and honestly, I can't wait until this brutal winter is over. What are you wearing for Valentine's Day? Are you looking forward to spring and temperatures above freezing point as much as I am?

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