I was inspired to do this look because I have been wearing my favorite rose gold ring a lot lately. I looooove rose gold in jewelry because I think it has a great vintage/romantic feel to it. I know they still make it…you just don’t see it as much. Anyway, this look will work well on any eye color and looks especially nice if you have warm undertones. In brown or hazel eyes, the gold will bring out the gold flecks in the eye and blue eyes will be intensified because the gold and rose will make the blue deeper or brighter. If you don’t have these MAC colors, use a true gold, a light rose/pink and a deeper rose/pink/cranberry. Enjoy!
Apply your concealer all over the lid up to the brow, all around the eye and underneath the eye. Apply your eyeshadow primer…I used MAC’s Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”.
Using a big fluffy, apply “Woodwinked” all over the lid and up.. stopping just before the brow bone. It will look something like this:
Using a tapered big fluffy or a bullet brush, apply “Cranberry” into the crease and the outer “V”. Wipe off your brush and pick up some “Girlie” on it. Apply just a little bit of “Girlie” right above the inner corner and up/to the right…we are just adding some dimension to the eye. You can’t see the impact of “Girlie” that much in the first photo but check out the closed eye photo below and the final look photo and you can see it. You can also add some girlie right where “Woodwinked” meets the brow bone for some added flair (I did not do that here…just giving you some options for the future)It should look something like this:
.Using a stiff brush, apply your highlight color from the brow bone down into the inner corner. Lightly blend your colors together…I say “Lightly” because these colors easily flow together and don’t require much blending. Pick up some “Woodwinked” on a bullet brush and apply it on the lower lash line from the inside corner halfway along the eye. Pick up some “Cranberry” (or “Girlie” if you want a more subtle look) and apply it along the lower lash line where the “Woodwinked” ends to the end of the eye. It should look something like this:
Add some false lashes, I used Andrea #33 lashes and apply a coat of mascara to blend them into your real lashes. Your final product will look something like this:
If you didn’t notice, this was my first tutorial where I didn’t line the eyes with gel liner (I hardly ever apply shadow to the bottom lashline and not apply eyeliner to the waterline…I may have attachment issues with my gel liner)— I did this because I wanted this eye to have a softer look. Anyway, I threw some liner on really quickly so you could see what it looks like with the added drama of black liner.
For my lips I used NYX’s “Peach”. Don’t judge it by it’s name…it is actually a rose color with a gold sheen to it. My blush is actually MAC’s “Cranberry” eyeshadow—you are getting a “2 for the price of 1″ deal ladies! I love the color so much and thought it would be perfect for the cheeks because it too has a kind of gold shimmer to it….I do this often with shadow and find that it stays on just as long as any other blush. This is especially helpful to do with plum or mauve shadows as those great plum blushes can be hard to find and are easier found in shadow form.