Summer Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial

Rose gold is the colour of the moment, with the on trend rose gold watch inspiring make-up products in the striking shade. I love wearing rose gold make-up and it’s quickly become my favourite go to beauty look. It’s pretty, striking but not overly dramatic and offers a more natural summer alternative to the coveted smoky eye. It’s also a beautiful and unique look for the summer months and one that will look stunning teamed with your favourite hot weather dress. Here’s how I created a look that’s perfect for summer occasions: 

For my summer rose gold make-up look I used these products:


Urban Decay Naked 3 Urban Decay Naked 3 Urban Decay Naked 3Rose gold makeup is all about the eyes and the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette offers the perfect shades for the look. There’s many dupes of this palette around, but personally I think the original is the best! Starting your look with your eye make-up means you can get rid of any eye shadow fallout when your apply your base.


Start with applying a primer for your eyelids to make your eyeshadow last longer. I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Then using the eyeshadow in ‘Dust’ from the Naked 3 palette, apply it with a soft brush all over the eyelid and take it just above your eyelid crease.

Urban Decay Naked 3Then work the shade ‘Buzz’ into your eyeshadow crease.

Urban Decay Naked 3IMG_1082Using an angled brush, line your upper eyelid with the darkest shade in the Naked 3 palette, ‘Blackheart’, giving your eyeshadow a slight winged effect.

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Line your waterline with a dark brown eyeliner like the Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Double Ended Eye Pencil in the ‘Darkside’ shade. Take the liner just below the lash line.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Urban Decay Naked 3Also using an angled brush take the eyeshadow ‘Trick’ under your eye and blend it into your eyeliner.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Urban Decay Naked 3Using a flat brush, lightly blend ‘Trick’ into the inner corners of your eyes.

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Lastly, blend the shade ‘Factory’ with a blending brush in the outer corners of your eyes and then blend it slightly into the crease. Add lashings of your favourite mascara to your upper and bottom lashes.

Makeup FoundationNow it’s time to apply your primer (I used the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser) and then your base using your favourite foundation brush. I used the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush . I’m using a Garnier BB cream in ‘medium’ to keep the look fresh and not too heavy for the summer months. Then use a concealer like the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to hide any blemishes.

Sleek Rose Gold Blush Rose Gold Makeup Rose Gold Makeup Rose Gold MakeupBlend a bronzer like the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder into the hollows of your cheeks and then blend blush into your cheekbones until the blush looks like a natural pop of colour. Sleek make this beautiful rose gold blush for under £5 to add a sweeping shimmer to your cheeks.

eyebrow pencil

Lightly define your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. I used the Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Black Brown.

Benefit lipgloss

Complete the look with a shimmery pink lipgloss. I love using the Benefit Ultrashines Lip Shine in Nookie Nookie.

Rose Gold Makeup

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What do you think of this look? Is Rose Gold make-up a look you will try out this summer?

Alice xx


  1. stacey Thursday, 19th June 2014 / 6:34 pm

    lovely look, and best of luck in the face of FD competition! I’m also a huge fan of the Naked 3 palette and Sleek’s Rose Gold blush, I haven’t worn them together yet but am definitely going to after seeing this 🙂 x

    • Alice In A Looking Glass Friday, 27th June 2014 / 9:29 pm

      Aww thanks so much India, I think it’s the perfect shade for summer! xx

  2. sarah @tempsec Tuesday, 24th June 2014 / 3:50 pm

    I feel like the only blogger in the world who doesn’t own a Naked Palette! I’ve also heard so much about the urban decay primers, i swear by primers so I’ll have to check this out and add it to my make up collection xxx

    • Alice In A Looking Glass Monday, 7th July 2014 / 2:01 pm

      You have to get one, they’re incredible! The Urban Decay primers are also amazing- they keep eye make-up looking perfect all day! xx

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