Beauty, Makeup

Makeup Monday: Rose Gold Makeup

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Complete Product Details:

Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer (after moisturizer, before foundation)

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in “Vanilla” (applied with a damp beautyblender)

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in “Everlasting Honey” (cheeks and lips)

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in “Rio De Rose Gold” (eyes)

Anastasia Bevery Hills Brow Wiz in “Dark Brown”  (brows)

Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Liner in “3D Sparks” (eyes)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (lashes)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in “Le Charm” (nails)


I’ve never been one to stock my beauty cabinet with organic, all natural products (like that even needs to be said), so I’ll readily admit that I barely gave Josie Maran more than a once over, until recently. I’m not one for the all natural, no-makeup look, which is what most of the line felt geared toward, so I skipped it in favor of the more pigmented showstoppers in other displays. Also, am I the only one whose skin reacts badly to a lot of natural ingredients? My skin loves chemicals, hates a lot of natural fragrances and certain oils.

It was the shimmery little liquid eyeshadow in “Rio De Rose Gold” that first caught my eye. I have a thing for both rose and rose gold; they are my favorite shades to wear on my eyes, cheeks, and lips. With just a shake (to mix the solution) and a swipe of the applicator, it’s a no-fuss way to a modern metallic eye. Just make sure not to open to your eyes until it’s completely dry, or else it will crease. You can pat it on with your finger, for a sheer wash, or leave it saturated for a little more impact. I like to apply directly and just pat the very edges, to blend it into my skin, then add just a little bit of liner and mascara to the top outer lash line and lashes. It comes in various colors, but I haven’t tried any of the other shades, yet. I’m curious to see how it translates with some of the darker shades.

After buying the eyeshadow, I am curious to try the rest of their products. They sent a handful of cosmetics to me, and here I’m wearing their Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil  in “Everlasting Honey” on both my cheeks and lips, with a dab of the “Rio De Rose Gold” in the middle of my lips. The creamy oil melts and blends right in for a natural looking glow, and made my lips feel soft and moisturized. It’s a tinted oil (although it was more pigmented than I expected), and it lasted a lot better on my cheeks than my lips. As long as it doesn’t make me break out (so far, so good) I can definitely see myself using this on my cheeks, more than anything, but I did like how it gave my otherwise pale lips a little extra color. The dab of shimmery rose gold matched my eyes and my nails. Forgive the slipshod manicure, but the Marc Jacobs Beauty “Le Charm” nail polish (a current fave) matched my eyes and lips so well, I had to document it!

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  1. Erin says:

    I know this is probably a silly question, but about how long does it take for the shadow to dry? Do you use something to help it along, like a fan or dryer?

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      I kept my eyes closed for about a minute, and I just used my hand to fan them a little.

  2. Celia Meylán says:

    You remind me to the girl from “The Host” in the photo

  3. caroline says:

    Love rose gold on you it brings out all the warm tones in your complexion!

  4. Meaghan says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to see more hair tutorials!

  5. Sissi says:

    Yes, I agree on the Josie Maran eye tint. It has a strange consistency. The color payout is amazing but I can´t use it- no matter how I apply it will crease as I have so oily eyelids. But together with an eye primer it will crease even faster. Love the skin care though from Josie Maran.

  6. Aly says:

    Glowing, rosy beauty! If you don’t mind, I would love a follow up at some point about whether or not the oil product made you break out. I know it’s a beauty trend right now, but anything with “oil” in the product title usually makes me stress-break-out just thinking about what it will do to my skin. It seems you have had similar experiences with oil products, so if you have time/space, a follow up/reuse/comment at some point would be great. Thank you… and I hope your week is brightening up. :}

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      Thank you! I didn’t have any issues with it, but I’ve only worn it twice. I’ll keep you updated! I don’t have an issue with castor oil, and that’s one of the main ingredients. Oddly enough, my main issue is with coconut oil (it made me break out, something fierce) and a lot of natural fragrances. I actually use an oil to take off my makeup and it doesn’t bother me…so I haven’t completely targeted the culprits!

  7. Chloe says:

    I love not just the lip color but your lips themselves! That contour <3

  8. Cadie Campbell says:

    Hi Keiko,
    Just wondering if you have any thoughts on makeup removal (for instance what you do to remove lipstick) and if you have a certain makeup removal routine. I’ve been doing the same thing for a while which I find to be so so. Just a suggestion! Thanks 🙂

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      I love using cleansing oils and balms. I just got this cleansing balm by Erborian (I think it’s called a Solid Cleansing Oil) that melts everything away, and then I go in and do a second wash with my regular cleanser.