I’ve worn this rose gold eye a bit lately and received quite a few compliments. It’s an easy and quick look to do (honest!) and looks particularly pretty on brown or blue eyes. Mac’s Cranberry eyeshadow is a stunning colour that freaked me out when I first got it, but it’s surprisingly easy to work with and goes with a variety of other colours. I especially love using it to create ‘rose gold’ looks.
Everything you need for this look is listed below. Note, I’d already applied foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush and I had ‘my brows on’!
- Eyelid primer (optional, but recommended). I used Urban Decay Primer Potion.
- Four eyeshadows: 1) Light pink/champagne colour (I used MAC’s Naked Lunch), a frost medium taupe brown colour (I used one from Inglot, sorry, don’t know the shade, but it’s a dupe of MAC’s Satin Taupe), a Cranberry coloured eyeshadow (I used MAC’s Cranberry) and a dark brown matt eyeshadow (not pictured). I’ve swatched the colours used so you can use whatever you have that looks similar. And see the bottom of the page for eyeshadow closeups!
- A dark brown eyeliner for lining the upper lashline and the waterline. I used one from MAC called Teddy.
- Mascara. I used Maybelline the Falsies
- A lipstick of your choice. My favourite combo was Revlon ColourStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in the colour 025 Premier Plum with Jordana’s Cranberry Pink lipstick ($4.50 – awesome) applied lightly on top!
- (4) Flat brush (for applying colour to the eyelid. Mine is from Inglot.
- (5) A fluffy brush (for blending out the crease colour). Mine is from Makeup Geek
- (6) An angled brush to line the eyes. Mine is from Inglot.
- An Eyelash curler (optional – not pictured)
What to do! (Photos from left to right)
Photo 2: Prime your eyelids (optional but this will keep your eyeshadow in place all day and it won’t fade or crease). I used Urban Decay Primer Potion. On top of the primer, using the flat brush, pat the light pink/champagne colour all over your lid, stopping slightly above your eye’s natural crease.
Photo 3: Using the same brush (wipe it off on a tissue) apply the taupe brown colour to the outer half of your eye (on top of the pink).
Photo 4: Using the same brush again (clean it off on a tissue), Apply the cranberry colour by patting it right on top of the taupe brown. Then get a fluffy brush and blend the outside of all of the colours to lightly blend them together. This is necessary to get rid of any harsh lines.
Photo 5: Using either an angled brush and a dark brown eyeshadow OR a brown eyeliner line your top lash line close to your eyelashes.
Photo 6: Optional, line your lower waterline with a dark brown eyeliner if you’d like a slightly more dramatic effect.
Photo 7: Curl your eyelashes. Yes, this is optional, but what a difference it makes!
Photo 8: Apply two of mascara.
Photo 9: Apply a lippy of your choice.
Want to ramp this up for a sexy, dramatic evening version? Apply black eyeliner instead of brown slightly thicker to the upper lashline. Also apply the same black eyeliner to your lower water line.
I hope you like it! Let me know what you think, or if you gave it a crack (and how it turned out) – I love hearing from you.