23 Apr 2016

Rose Gold in Makeup

Everything started with Urban Decay Naked 3 and I can't wrap my mind around the fact, that I actually forgot to include the main star into this rose gold post. Oh, well. Continuing with rose gold mania, here are some pretty and new pieces on our beauty market. From high-end and down to low-end, I'm sure you won't have any problems hunting down your favourite rose gold piece. In fact, limited collections from various brands are currently on fire with rose gold theme. Just be sure to look them up more closely, you might mistake them for plain old, gold packaging.

Clarins Ombre Iridescente (about 22€ for 7g, Clarins counters) is a fairly new, spring addition to the superb Clarins makeup line. In fact, they might turn out to be permanent as they're a shimmery version of their classic Ombre Matte Eyeshadow line. I already made an essay on the formula here as it's a perfect hybrid between cream and powder eyeshadow. It melts like butter under your fingers and applies highly intense. In terms of seconds, I've totally fallen in love with Ombre Iridescente in 05 Silver Pink. It's the classiest rose-gold type of colour you can ever imagine. Not too rose, just a golden hint and still utterly natural. A perfect pink brown with taupe and silver-gold hue. A must in your spring eyeshadow wardrobe!

Staying in the same lines of eyeshadow, Maybelline Colour Tattoo (around 6€, Maybelline stands) in 65 Pink Gold is another pocket friendly rose gold. It's a more heavily pink-based cream shadow, which transfers rather highly shimmery with a strong silver sheen. It's perfect for bringing out that pink in your rather brown shadows or adding pink highlight to the center of your lid. It's not the best waterproof formula on earth, but it's slightly more creamy on the touch than the first Colour Tattoo batch.

Maybelline mascara and I don't go together. I usually find their formula too light or rather too watery to properly enhance my already blonde lashes. However, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (around 9€, Maybelline stands) might be the highlight I always wanted. Formula is surprisingly good, not too liquid-y but still manageable to make magic. Plastic wand is surprisingly easy to use due to the curved shape and fits perfectly to my eye shape. Not bad at all but still not a staple.

I just had to have one single Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick (30€ on Charlotte Tilbury). Although price and shipping fees are painfully close to any YSL or high-end lipstick, it's worth the splurge. Packaging is just out of this world, with heavy rose gold tube and well considered detailing. My personal favourite shade is Very Victoria, a rather neutral nude brown with cool and warm tones. Still in the family of more defined nudes but slightly more toned down. Nothing like it in my lipstick collection. Formula is pretty light and weightless on the lips. It's not fully opaque but rather semi-opaque for natural look and layering.

Artdeco Glam Stars Lip Gloss (8,37-11,95€, Artdeco counters & online) doesn't have typical rose gold packaging but the product itself is quite unique in terms of colour. 31 Glam Frozen Orchid from Arctic Beauty LE is a perfect example of rose pink with golden shift. It has light-medium opacity and can add dimension to any kind of lipstick. Texture is comfortable, easy to apply and pleasant in scent. Artdeco is the right address for unique shades of lipgloss and lipstick. I'm wearing 31 in my previous post here and it's currently on Artdeco sale

What's my favourite highlighter you may ask? Along with my newly purchased Dior Glowing Pink, it's also Topshop Highlighter Crescent Moon (13,20€ in Topshop & online). This is the most stunning product ever. The shifting effect is just wild and the colour intensity is insane. It may look like a pure champagne at first but it applies as a perfect light champagne with pink shift. Camera doesn't do it justice. Unfortunately, Topshop is not consistent with their makeup line, so they usually change up products and shades within season. You might just catch Crescent Moon in their shops, online or another season. Still, newly added Horizon (look here) looks like a killer dope tan rose-gold. Highly recommend Topshop highlighters! Thank god Topshop is available worldwide on Feelunique.

Melvita Nectar de Miels (Melvita counters in Muller,Nama, Maxi & online) could easily won in the category of ''Best looking Packaging'' with Ecocert certification. Nectar de Miels actually replaced old favourite Apicosma line, that was based on pure honey for extra dry skin. Indeed, Nectar de Miels came out with gorgeous rose-gold honey comb design but the formula got improved as well. The main star of the new body collection is organic thyme honey, which restores, nourishes and improves skin texture. 3 types of organic honey will intensely nourish any kind of dry or sensitive skin. I have to say, that the texture is well improved compared to old Melvita textures. They sink into the skin quickly and don't leave any unpleasant sticky residue. Scent is quite unique due to thyme honey as it's pretty herbal, sweet but also earthy. Big like on combining pleasant texture, scent and lovely organic ingredients list. I've tried Comforting Creamy Milk (19,90€ for 200ml) and Comforting Hand Cream (13,70€ for 75ml).

To conclude everything with a touch of perfume, Lancome could be the right pick for that rose gold touch. Lancome La Vie est Belle (around 57-60€ for 30ml, Lancome counters and luxury beauty shops) with Julia Roberts as the front star, combines  top notes of black currant and pear, while slowly settling into middle notes of iris, jasmine and orange blossom. The depth is created by patchouli, tonka bean, vanilla and praline. Scent is pretty long lasting and heavy, opening with fruit notes but slowly transferring into more deep notes. I can easily detect patchouli and iris, while tonka and praline is not that obvious on my skin pH. It's classy and sophisticated floral scent with a sweeter, deepened twist.