It’s official: Rose Gold is E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E: rose gold sunglasses, shoes, laptops, kettles, furniture, hair, hair straighteners, mobile phones, cars; in fact anything goes when it comes to rose gold. And the trend shows no sign of abating. Personally, I love it. Rose gold is pretty and opulent: delicate on jewellry; edgy on a pair of trainers. I figured if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. So here are a selection of my favourite rose gold goodies and two rose gold inspired makeup looks. Overkill? Maybe; but I don’t care. Rose-gold-tastic-baby!These Swarovski Fine Hooped Pierced Earrings for £45.00 are really pretty and delicate. I love me a hooped earring and these are just the right side of bling without being too in your face.
This sublime, glitterfest of a nail polish by Smith and Cult is called Gay Ponies Dancing In The Snow. Who could resist a name like that? It’s £18.00 from Cult Beauty.
I’d feel very happy removing this smart Metallic Rose Gold Notebook from my bag, perhaps to jot down some spontaneous poetry, limericks and a riddle or two! Or, perhaps not… Available from Not On The High Street for £15.95
Add a bit of glamour to your outfit with this Skinny Full Metal Rose Gold Waist Belt from Asos. At £20.00 it won’t be a waist of money. See what I did there? Waist/waste? Oh, never mind.
Oh my, these elegant rose gold shoes, with their unusual heels, from Kurt Geiger at Very Exclusive are beeeeeautiful! The fact of the matter is I couldn’t walk in them and at £220.00 I can’t afford them. Apart from that they’re perfect in every way. Come on, a girl can dream, can’t she?
Keep your finger on the rose gold pulse with this striking Thomas Sabo ring, (I should be in advertising), which has the added bonus of being in the shape of the protective symbol of Nazar’s (who?) Eye. Old Nazar, heh; always so thoughtful… £70.00 from Hugh Rice.
ZOEVA make quality, affordable makeup brushes. This luxurious set covers all your makeup needs and have a glitzy rose gold touch. Eight brushes in a handy clutch bag will set you back £65.00 from Selfridges.
Rose Gold Makeup
Going through my vast amount of makeup, I discovered I already had lots of rose gold in my collection; the only item I bought, brand new, for these looks was the nail varnish (as you can tell by the grubby and worn out stuff in the above picture) and it’s a wearable, long lasting formula that I’m sure I’ll get lots of use from. I was worried that using such a plethora of similar hues might be a bit of rose gold overload, but actually I was pleasantly surprised and really liked the two makeup looks.
Rose Gold Makeup Look 1
The lipstick I used in this look is the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Gold Obsession Lipstick in Nude Gold. There are five metallic shades to choose from and the Nude Gold shade is spot on for the rose gold trend. It’s a comfortable lipstick to wear, moisturising and rich. I’m not mad about the scent though, it’s quite sweet and fizzy, reminiscent of Parma Violets: bleughhh.This is Mac’s Cream Colour Base in Improper Copper, which I’ve used as blusher. It can also be used on the eyes and lips, so it’s multifunctional. It gives a lovely sheen to the face and there are 18 shades to choose from.
This is Clinique’s Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Ample Amber. I love the Chubby Sticks range and have a few of the colours. They’re really foolproof, leave a lovely wash of pigment and are easy to blend. Then they set and stay put, even on my oily lids. I used this as a base for the powder eyeshadow to cling to.
When I first got my mitts on this Nars Shimmer Shadow in Outer Limits, part of the Christopher Kane collection, I thought it was a gorgeous, but unwearable, shade. How wrong I was. It leaves a sheer, perfect rose gold, colour on the eyelids and is really unusual. The intensity can also be ramped up by using a damp makeup brush. Love it!I finished the look off with some rose gold nail varnish. This is by essie and is in the shade, oh behave!
Rose Gold Makeup Look 2
Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre in 82 Émerveillé, on the eyes, gives a pretty, sheer wash of colour and makes a great base for powder shadow.For eyeshadow, I used Urban Decays’ Naked 3 palette, which is a useful mixture of nudes (and not so nudes) in matte and shimmer effects. I went for a combo of Buzz and Trick all over the lid and a bit of Blackheart on the upper and lower lashlines for some definition.Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher is famous and known for its good quality and affordability. This classic little number in Rose D’Or is no exception.This lipstick is Estee Lauder’s Pure Color in F2 Brilliant Bare, a flattering nude with a hint of gold. I can’t seem to find this shade in-store or on-line anymore, however, Tiger Eye looks like a sumptuous rose gold colour alternative.
What do you think of my rose gold looks? Am I obsessed? Have I gone too far? Am I losing my marbles? Do I look a tad smug in my photos? Shall I have pizza for supper tonight? Am I asking too many questions? Answers on a postcard please.