Monday, 12 December 2016

Copper, Gold & Rose Gold Eyeshadow Favourites

Copper, gold & rose gold eyeshadow favourites

| Copper, Gold & Rose Gold Eyeshadow Favourites! | 

Copper, gold and rose gold have grown immensely popular this year. In every household, you'll find a few copper, gold or rose gold pieces whether that's jewellery, homeware items or even makeup. As my eyeshadow collection has grown, a few of these hues have crept their way into my collection and seeing as they're perfect for the festive period I thought I'd share my favourites.... 

Copper:
I have a soft spot for copper eyeshadows and I have a wide variety of copper shades, each one is so unique from one another. 

I was gifted Mac's Antiqued eyeshadow for my birthday and I've been loving it these past few months! It's more of a bronze shade with a slight coppery hint to it but I included it in this post anyway because it suits a copper eye look perfectly. I usually start off with a deep matte brown as my transition shade, I then place a 'proper' copper shade on the lid and I add this to the outer corner to deepen the look. It also looks well on its own and the veluxe pearl finish means that it provides a metallic finish.  

I've had Mac Coppering in my collection for over a year and it's one that I reach for quite often. The warm-toned copper shade with strong red undertones looks gorgeous paired with most eyeshadows but it can also be worn on its own for a quick and easy dramatic look. This also has a veluxe pearl finish so it provides a frosted shimmery finish to the eyes. One word: Gorgeous!

Another copper favourite is the Catrice 'Copper & Paste' Eyeshadow Stick. I've been loving cream eyeshadows and eyeshadow sticks lately as they're easy and effortless to apply. I always mention this one on Snapchat {username: clionahill} but I've never spoken about it on my blog before. That's because I'm in two minds about it; On one hand, the shade is stunning, very unique to anything else in my collection, it's extremely pigmented and it doesn't budge throughout the day. But on the other hand, it's quite hard to apply as it drags the skin a little. I find that warming the product up by rubbing it in my hands helps combat this problem, making it glide on easier.

A few months ago I treated myself to the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette and it houses a coppery brown shade. The whole palette is gorgeous but this is the standout shade for me. It has a beautiful satin finish and it's the most pigmented shade in the palette. It's the perfect warm shade for a smoky eye but like most of the shades I've selected, it looks lovely on its own too. You definitely need this quad if you're a warm eyeshadow lover!

My favourite pigment of all time is Mac Copper Sparkle pigment. This is a warm copper shade with a metallic finish and it's the most 'true' copper colour I own, as it looks exactly like a copper ornament. It's really easy to apply, I spray Fix+ onto my brush and dip it into the pot. It's extremely pigmented and it makes any eye look POP! 

Copper eyeshadow swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette

Gold:
Gold is a classic eyeshadow hue and it's one that looks well on everyone and is easy to pull off. A soft gold eyeshadow was one of the first eyeshadows I ever wore and I used to just wear it on its own when I first started out with makeup. I still love golden shades and I have a variety of them in my stash.

First up is one of the first few Mac eyeshadows I bought: Amber Lights. The shade has coppery/bronze undertones which sets it apart from other gold eyeshadows. It has a frost finish which looks metallic when applied to the eyes and it looks magical because it reflects the light *insert love-heart eye emoji* 

Makeup Geek Untamed certainly makes a statement with it being a bright gold shade. The stark yellow undertones of this make it so bright looking and it also has a hint of warm coppery/orange undertones which help make my blue eyes pop. It's one of their foiled eyeshadows so it has a high-sheen metallic finish, you can probably guess that I'm a sucker for those - Haha! As you can see the colour payoff is intense so not one for the faint-hearted but if you're after a strong gold hue then this is for you!

Another note-worthy shade from the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette is the 'Pop' shade. It's not as pigmented as the other two I've mentioned but I like that because it's not overpowering which means it adds a wash of shimmer to the Dolce Vita look without losing the copper shade that I mentioned above.

Half Baked from the original Urban Decay Naked palette is my favourite shade in the palette. This bright gold shade the perfect festive gold that looks well paired with a burgundy or red lip. Like all UD eyeshadows, the pigmentation is incredible, the formula is easy to blend and there's hardly any fallout. If you haven't tried UD eyeshadows before then the original naked palette is a great place to start!

Gold eyeshadow swatches
Urban Decay Naked Palette

Rose Gold:
If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know how obsessed with rose gold I am and I've even been incorporating my rose gold obsession into my makeup recently!

First up is Mac Expensive Pink: To me, this looks like a peachy pink shade with flecks of rose gold shimmer in it. The shade is very versatile as it looks great for both daytime wear as well as an evening look. It's a veluxe pearl so the texture is buttery soft and easy to apply. I love everything about it!

Mac Mythology is a recent addition to my collection and I wasn't too sure about getting it as I've read that the shade is quite similar to Expensive Pink. But I'm glad I got it because the two are quite different in my opinion. EP is more a peachy pink shade with a slight rose gold hint whereas Mythology is a proper rose gold colour with slight coppery undertones. The finish is completely different, with Mythology being a high-sheen metallic finish with chunkier glitter particles. It's an amazing standout shade and it's perfect for the festive season.

The Nars St-Paul-De-Vence eyeshadow duo contains a stunning pinky/rose gold shade alongside a matte brown. This is the perfect duo for creating a simple elegant neutral eye. The two colours are a complement so you won't need to pair the look with any other shadows - handy for on-the-go application or travelling! Because of the minimal result with this duo, the look goes perfectly with a burgundy lip. 

Rose Gold Eyeshadow Swatches

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