Rose-gold makeup ideas for summer

Get hooked on makeup’s most flattering hue for summer

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Come summertime, radiant skin paired with bronze eyes becomes the most sought-after makeup look. Unfortunately, bronze is one of those complicated shades that can appear too orange or red on certain skin tones. That's why we're so happy rose gold is trending this year. Everyone can achieve that effortlessly cool, metallic summer glow—it looks good on all skin tones. Step by step, we have the makeup ideas and products to help you achieve the perfect rose-gold luster. Whether you’re headed to the beach or searching for the best beauty loot for a music festival, rose-gold summer makeup is the look of the season. So don't be afraid to give your sunglasses a rest and let your rose-gold peepers shine!

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    Rose Gold Makeup

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    Naked Flushed Pallet by Urban Decay

  • Prep your face with a beauty balm containing SPF for a light foundation that’ll warm up and protect your T-zone.

    MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime beauty balm SPF 35, $30, at M.A.C., locations throughout the city; visit maccosmetics.com

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    Benefit long-wear powder shadow in nude swings, $20, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

  • Add a radiant soft flush to the apples of your cheeks using an orange-tone blush with shimmer.

    Bobbi Brown shimmer brick compact in apricot, $44, at bobbibrowncosmetics.com

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    Your rose-gold eyes should be the main attraction, so finish the look and tone down your sparkly lids with a neutral pink gloss.

    Urban Decay Naked ultra-nourishing lipgloss in liar, $20, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

  • Make peepers pop by blending a lustrous, copper cream shadow with pink undertones all over your lids. 

    Mally Beauty Evercolor shadow stick in copper rose, $25, at mallybeauty.com

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    Revlon ColorStay eyeliner in topaz, $8, at CVS, locations throughout the city; visit cvs.com

  • Mix an illuminator with your beauty balm to give your skin the perfect summer glow.

    NARS 413 BLKR illuminator, $30, at NARS, 413 Bleecker St between Bank and W 11th Sts (646-459-2323, narscomsmetics.com)

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    Stila convertible color cream in peony, $25, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

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