Elevating my eye makeup…
I’ve always stuck to my good old neutral colours on the eyes. You know the ones – browns, bronze, champagne, gold and maybe a bit of copper or rust if I really want push the boat out. But let’s face it, they can be a bit…dare I say it…boring. Of course donning rainbow eyes will never be my thing but I’ve noticed that no matter the tone of champagne on the lids or the brown in the crease, my eye makeup just looks the same each time. In comes rose gold. That lovely golden pink is now all I seem to gravitate towards. For most makeup savvy people, rose gold palettes and eye colours are nothing new; they’ve been done to death but remember it takes me a while to embrace a trend. But embraced it I have. Of course mixed with my classic neutral colours this helps elevate my eye looks and adds that subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) pop of colour to avoid things looking so samey. Here are a few of my favourite picks:
I’ve spoken of the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows before which you can read about here and here. Whilst the names may have changed the formulas and colours are just as stunning that I’ve added the gorgeous Rose Gold and Walk of No Shame to my mini collection. Rose Gold is a coppery golden pink hue whereas Walk of No Shame is a darker copper with rust / reddish undertones. Both give that smooth pearly sheen on the lids and are incredibly long-lasting.
“…these formulas are a dream”
Of course you can never go wrong with a cream stick formula, especially since they are so easy to apply – with just one slick across the lids and minimal blending required, these formulas are a dream. My current fave is the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold which has a slightly more frostier finish compared to the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Rose Gold, but nonetheless is still very pretty and a great one for when you want a simple and fuss-free application method.
Saving the best till last
I thought I’d leave the best to last – The Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette Remastered . This has been on the market a while but it’s very new to my collection. The appeal, apart from the stunning packaging, was that it’s different to any other eyeshadow palette I own and every colour is so unique.
This is a carefully curated palette with a variety of looks in mind; from full on rose gold to anything but. Even the out there bright pinks and reddish tones have their place. If softly done they aren’t so in your face if like me they wouldn’t normally be your thing. The mattes are buttery soft with all the colours you need to smoke or add that extra definition but the star of the palette has to be the shimmers and pigments – they really pack a punch. This is a palette I take out for a special occasion, evenings out or when that extra bit of glam is needed – I’d highly recommend it.
So does anything take your fancy? x