It’s official; this season’s rose gold eyeshadow is making us blush in the best way, adding a hint of pinky shimmer that flatters all skin tones – no exceptions. If rose gold *everything* is your aesthetic, get ready to veil lids in the most major metallics, whether you’re looking for a ‘give me all the shades, please’ palette or a pigment-packed, punchy rose. Not sure which suits you best? Keep scrolling to decode your perfect rose gold eyeshadow. No judgement if you’re so obsessed that you decide to get them all…
1. For a Rose Gold Jelly Eye
Your Pick: Give rose gold eyeshadow a glow-up with the Jelly Highlighter in Candy Queen. It’s a multi-purpose, bouncy tint that can be tapped over tops of cheekbones, brow bones and eyelids. Perfect for anyone who loves a low-maintenance, beyond-luminous look, it takes literally seconds to apply, and the effect is insanely striking.
How to Apply: Start by prepping lids with a tiny dot of concealer. We love Match Perfection Concealer, which can be brushed on the centre of your eyelid, then blended outwards to neutralise any discolouration.
Then, use your fingertip to pick up a little of your Jelly Highlighter, and start tapping it over your eyelid, building up from the lash line to the crease. Smooth on a second layer, before diffusing it up to the brow bone, creating a glossy veil of rose gold colour that makes you look more wide-awake.
The finishing touch? Only a fluttery lash look will do, so sweep on Scandaleyes Wow Wings Mascara, which gives you a full, winged-out effect that’s ultra-flattering.
2. For a Rose Gold Smokey Eye
Your Pick: To step up a classic smokey eye with high-shimmer, eye-brightening, rose gold shades, try the Magnif’Eyes Contouring Eyeshadow Palette in Crimson Edition. It features the full spectrum of ultra-vibrant pink and fuchsia shades, as well as plum and chocolate hues that add definition.
How to Apply: First, dip a flat-bristled eyeshadow brush into the champagne-y rose gold hue (the fourth shade), then blend it across the eyelid, beyond the crease, right up to the brow bone.
Sweep the deeper rose gold eyeshadow (the sixth shade) through the crease, starting at the outer corner of the eye, and work inwards until you reach the centre of the lid. Buff to blend.
To define your smokey eye, use an angled eyeliner brush to line the upper and lower lash line with the darkest shade in the palette. Finish by highlighting the inner corner of the eye with the lightest shade, and layering on lashings of Wonder’Luxe Volume Mascara. We crown you rose gold QUEEN.
3. For a Rose Gold Shimmer Eye
Your Pick: Rose gold eyeshadow isn’t just for statement-making looks. If you like your makeup light and luminous, keep it simple with a subtle shimmer wash across eyelids. The light pink tint brightens up every complexion and enhances your eye colour, making it the dream for low-key, everyday makeup.
How to Apply: To slay your shimmer, take a short-bristled eyeshadow brush and dip it into Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in Superstar Sparkle. Lightly tap across the eyelid to pack on the metallic pigments and avoid drop down, applying up to the eye socket in a rounded shape.
Take your subtle shimmer up a notch by wetting your eyeshadow brush before you apply. Then, use it to press the rose gold eyeshadow on in bold, metallic layers, gradually adding more to build intensity. Frame with a slick of Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in Black, and make sure you add plenty of mascara. A look this pretty deserves full, fluttery lashes.
4. For a Rose Gold Glitter Eye
Your Pick: Be a glow-getter in glitter eyeshadow. Bold, twinkling metallics are always sure to stand out, and who doesn’t want to make their eyes shine bright like a diamond at 9am on a Tuesday? If you love glitter but hate drop down, Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in My Bae is your new BFF. It’s completely smudge-proof and will. not. Budge, meaning it’s perfect for all-nighters.
How to Apply: The first thing you need to know about Wonder’Swipe is that it’s a brush-on, liquid pigment, so you can use it create the most high-precision looks, from geometric liner to a glitter cut crease.
If bold eyeliner is your vibe, use the fine tip to paint on graphic shapes and feline flicks. There’s nothing more statement-making than a rose gold eyeliner wing. Trust us.
But if you’re craving a rosy wash, all you have to do is use your finger to swipe that liner, blending it out to a pinky cloud of head-turning, metallic colour. Build up until you’ve reached your rose gold goals, then sweep Scandaleyes Wow Wings Mascara through your lashes, zig-zagging as you go to catch every lash. Fierce and f-l-a-w-l-e-s-s.
Looking for more liner inspiration? Find the best eyeliner for your new-season look with our go-to guide.