Get the Look: Rose Gold Makeup with Romand
The perfect look for summer: a warm, rose gold makeup look. Makeup artist and certified esthetician Coco Park shows you how to get it with Romand’s Instagram-worthy palettes.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me post the gorgeous Romand palette, blush, and lipstick I received from W2Beauty. My mailman had the best timing: He delivered my package just as I was getting ready to put on my face for the day.
When I’m deciding what kind of makeup to wear, or even what kind of nail polish to apply, I’m usually very particular and already have something in mind. I’m all about what kind of color mood I’m in. Somedays I wake up in a burgundy mood, some days it’s a sandy mood. That day I was in a serious rose gold mood. So I was thrilled when I opened the Romand eyeshadow palette and spotted several shades that I thought would make for a nice rose gold makeup look.
Now, I have to say, if you’re looking for heavy pigment, this is not the product for you. This is a very Korean style palette; the shades are soft and very subtle. This is perfect for someone who wants a natural look but with a kick. The shadows are very sheer, but this also means they’re extremely bendable. Another plus to this is you can mix several shades without it turning into a muddy mess. And that’s exactly how I did my rose gold look.
To start, I would strongly recommend an eyeshadow primer for this look if you want to get the most out of this palette.
You could do this look one of two ways, depending on your mood and eye shape.
Eye Look #1: Hooded or monolids
Those with hooded eyelids or monolids could use the darkest shade, #3, all over the lid and blended upward toward the crease, if you have no crease, blend halfway up the eye. Also line your lower lashline with the same shade as you would with a smoky look. I always like to extend my shape into an almond to both elongate the eye and create drama. This dark shade will act as a base for your next step.
Take the pink shade, #9, and lay it over the brown. It’s going to transform it into a bronzy-pink. Continue to buff the color in upwards, along the edges of your brown, softening your lines and giving the bare skin some of the pure pink. Since it’s so sheer, it’s a great transition shade.
Buff out your bottom lash line in the same fashion.
Then take the pure gold shadow, #4, and lay it down just underneath your pupil, and in the inner corners.
I didn’t do any liner for this look, but I did do a strip of false eyelashes, so it did give a bit of illusion of liner. But if you’re skipping the lashes, you might want to hit that upper lash line with a liner. A deep brown would be very nice with this look. If you wanted to take it into evening, you could tightline both the upper and lower lash lines.
Eye Look #2: Double lids
If you have double lids, you could approach this in a slightly different way. Apply shade #8 all over the lid. Then go back over it with shade #9. This will make a beautiful pinky gold color.
If you’d like it to skew more gold, pop some of the pure gold #4 into the mix. I personally like it with just the #8 and #9. Be sure to tap your brush once it’s loaded with shadow, as these shades do have some initial fallout that you’ll want to minimize. Blend them upwards into the crease.
Again, these are very sheer so it’s extremely easy to blend them. It’s almost impossible to get a harsh line with these. However, that does come at the sacrifice of pigment, so that primer will be your friend here. Once fully blended into the crease, swipe the lone matte shade in the palette, #2, into your cut-crease for definition. It might take a couple of layers to really shine through. Buff this shade underneath the eyes as well.
You can also then highlight your inner corners and brow bone with the lightest shade #5. It does have some sparkle to it despite looking matte in the pan. If you want more sparkle, go over it with the #4 gold shade.
Instead of a regular liner, I lined my eyes with darkest shade #3. I used a angled liner brush to do this. I winged it out into a very subtle flick, somewhere between a cat-eye and a puppy-eye, more straight out than up or down. Then I connected the bottom and top, making a soft V around my upper and lower outer corners. I glued on my false lashes and put on a coat of lower lash mascara from Innisfree.
Now for the blush
For my blush I did a mix of two things. I took some Colour Pop blush I happened to have laying out. It’s technically a highlighter, but since I’m fair, it reads more like a subtle bronzer on me. I applied it all over the cheeks. Then I used my Romand Multi Duo Blush in Pink Crush and laid it down and buffed on the apples of my cheeks. The color combination was gorgeous! It was a really nice take on the whole rose gold theme.
I have to say, the blushes of this line might just be my favorite products. They’re sheer, but not as sheer as the eye shadows, and they go on natural and beautiful. You won’t have to worry about getting clown face if you happen to have a heavy hand. I especially liked the Romand Multi Duo Blush in Peach Scandal. It kind of makes me think of a hybrid product between Nars Orgasm blush and Benefit’s Georgia Peach.
The final touch: Lips
For the finishing touch, I made sure to exfoliate and prime my lips first. The lipstick I used is a matte shade. And as with all matte lipsticks, it shows every bit of neglect on your lips. You have to make sure you’re starting with a healthy canvas. Not so much a worry in the summer, but something to think about in the winter of if you have chronically dry lips.
So after priming, I took the Romand Matt Lipstick in Dusty Pink, and blotted it on with my fingertip. It made for a nice natural color wash that really complemented the subtlety of the look.
Of course, don’t go thinking this lipstick is a shrinking violet. Unlike the eyeshadows, there is no sheerness here. They are richly pigmented and very matte. They’re not moisturizing at all, but not too terribly drying, as long as you make sure your lips are in good shape beforehand. I also received the shades Funky Pink, which is a fun flamingo shade, and Red Carpet, which is a killer brick red.
Have you tried a rose gold look? What are your favorite rose gold shades?