Color Trend: Rose Gold; Friday: Winner’s Circle

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Rose Gold at Versace Spring 2012

Rose Gold at Versace Spring 2012

Pantone may have selected “Tangerine Tango” (Pantone 17-1463) as the top hue in its Fashion Color Report Spring 2012, but will any of us REALLY wear orange eyeshadow for anything other than a) the shock value, or b) nightclubbing (or both)?

If you doubt us, checkout this snap of Christina Applegate wearing orange eyeshadow – it’s just not workable on its own. It will certainly show up on cheeks and lips and fingertips, but there is something much prettier, richer, and more wearable trending for the eyes: rose gold.

Christina Applegate's "Tangerine Incident"

Christina Applegate's "Tangerine Incident"

At the Versace Spring 2012 ready-to-wear shows, models were wearing rich-looking neutral golden and rose tones. It’s a surprisingly versatile and natural-looking color combination on many skin tones, and much softer than last fall’s deeper metallics. Very chic and Palm Beach-y at Versace, with varied intensities seen at Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang.

To recreate this look using ColorOn, use Ibiza, a smokey nude perfect for the beach or for the boardroom in gradient brown and beige, from the Bestsellers and Smokey Classics Variety Kits

or 14 Karat, a gradient wash of rich golds from pale to 14 Karat, from the Metallics Variety Kit. For something with a more rosy base, try Sunset Beach, a delicate wash of beige and coral shadows reminiscent of a sunset by the sea, also from the Bestsellers Variety Kit.

More rose and gold at Versace

More rose and gold at Versace

Top lightly with our Smooth Monarch Gold Shimmer loose mineral shadow, a bright yellow-gold shimmer that looks like 14-karat dust. You can also dust a bit on top of your blush at the highest point of the cheekbone near the temple.

Groom the brows and eschew eyeliner, using your ColorOn instant shadow under the lower lash line as well, curl your lashes, and use a lengthening black mascara. The rest of the face is in tones of rose and gold, with a rosy blush with golden undertones, and rose/pink semi-gloss lipstick.

Smooth Monarch Gold Shimmer

Smooth Monarch Gold Shimmer

For application tips and techniques, check out the FAQs on our website, or watch our application video.

Today’s  eVIP member pulled at random into the Winners Circle for a free 10-application Custom Kit is Mary Crosby of Southfield, Michigan. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. As always, we encourage our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of real feedback on the products.

If you’re celebrating the long holiday weekend, Happy Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day!

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