Best Rose Gold Highlighters 2018

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Rose Gold Highlighters

I have a weakness for rose gold, whether it’s jewelry, shoes, or my highlighters. For me, these types of hues double as a blush and highlighter but are very “everyday” wearable for me. Whenever a new one releases, I find myself reaching for it over and over again whenever I need a lil’ oomph for photos but don’t want it to dominate in every photo.

My list of best rose gold highlighters features 10 permanent favorites! Two limited edition shades that I’ll wear over and over again are Dose of Colors Bathe (this just released and I couldn’t resist slipping it into my go-to drawer–it’s that good! the shine! the blendability!) and Estee Lauder’s Modern Mercury (which is almost identical to MAC Superb, listed below). Honestly, I’m spoiled–there are so many fantastic variations available at all different price points and, to a degree, how reflective the finish one prefers.

Flesh Beauty’s Promise is going to be perfect for someone who wants less of a metallic/high-shine finish, whereas OFRA’s Blissful yields the most metallic finish. For deeper skin tones, Coloured Raine Bourgeois and Fenty’s Ginger Beinge/Moscow Mule both give a beautiful, red-copper glow to the skin with the depth and intensity that richer skin tones need to get a similar highlighting blush effect (but many of the lighter options could work as a highlighter).

I keep these shades in my vanity as go-tos (when you’re in love with a shade, you really learn to identify every nuance between them to justify having six near-dupes in one drawer…): ColourPop Might Be, Makeup Geek Rekindle, MAC Superb, and Laura Geller Ballerina.

Top 10 Rose Gold Highlighters

01.

01. Boom Morphe

Morphe

PPermanent. $14.00/0.28 oz.

A+

Morphe Boom High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It...

Morphe Boom High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It...

02.

02. Might Be Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $8.00/0.15 oz.

A

ColourPop Might Be Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

ColourPop Might Be Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

04.

04. Rekindle Makeup Geek

Makeup Geek

PPermanent. $20.00/0.25 oz.

A

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It looked pinker in...

Makeup Geek Rekindle Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It looked pinker in...

05.

05. Promise Flesh Beauty

Flesh Beauty

PPermanent. $28.00/0.13 oz.

A

Flesh Beauty Promise Flesh to Flesh Highlighting Powder ($28.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft copper with warm, rosy undertones and a luminous sheen. The...

Flesh Beauty Promise Flesh to Flesh Highlighting Powder ($28.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft copper with warm, rosy undertones and a luminous sheen. The...

07.

07. Ballerina Laura Geller

Laura Geller

PPermanent. $26.00/0.16 oz.

A-

Ballerina is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and...

Ballerina is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and...

08.

08. Bourgeois Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $25.00/0.28 oz.

A-

Coloured Raine Bourgeois Focal Point Glowlighter ($25.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a dark, coppery red with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. ...

Coloured Raine Bourgeois Focal Point Glowlighter ($25.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a dark, coppery red with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. ...

09.

09. Blissful OFRA

OFRA

PPermanent. $29.00/0.35 oz.

A-

OFRA Blissful Highlighter ($16.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was dense but soft...

OFRA Blissful Highlighter ($16.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was dense but soft...

10.

10. Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $34.00/0.24 oz.

B+

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains two rose golds--one lighter, one deeper--and...

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains two rose golds--one lighter, one deeper--and...

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I look at all these rose gold highlighters and I think `what nice shimmer bronzer colors` ๐Ÿ˜†
The beauty of make-up is that you can use it the way it suits you.

They are highlighting blushes on me for the most part – the deeper ones are definitely more blush than highlighter!

I have Smashbox Rosemantic, which I bought to use as a highlighter and blush all in one. I rarely ever use it because it’s a bit too warm for my skin, but it’s a really beautiful shade and the packaging is gorgeous.

I love your statement: “When youโ€™re in love with a shade, you really learn to identify every nuance between them to justify having six near-dupes in one drawer.” That perfectly describes my lipstick collection!

I use the Smashbox Rosemantic as a blush and the Becca Vanilla Quartz Higlighter above & somewhat blended into my blush at the top of my cheekbone. I get soooo many compliments. I have done this with almost any eye look but I have also used the same two products on my eyes for a mono look. I am fair w/neutral undertones, blue eyes and brown hair w/heavy blonde highlights.

It’s literally no secret that CP Might Be is HG territory for me! That, and DoC Desi & Katy Mรญrame are my personal favorites if I’m just adding a glow, but I also really love Smashbox x Vlada Rosemantic for a deeper rose-gold/ coppery blush on my complexion!

I love all of these rose gold highlighters but frankly, I can’t wear a single one as a highlighter. About the closest I can come and pull off is Becca Rose Quartz and I use that as a blush topper and not a true highlighter. I do use several rose gold highlighters as eye shadows. I am just too fair to pull these shades off but I am always hoping to find one. I see a lot of YT’ers using these beautiful rose gold shades to help in bronzing up there looks and I am envious.

I too love all things rose gold. I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for a highlighter light enough for my fair complexion. I’m not into highlighting blush.

No problem! I think the closest you’ll get to “rose gold” as a highlighter for very fair skin is definitely going to be warming up a pale pink or adding a little pink to a very light peach/gold.

My favorite shade also! Lovely! So last night finally purchased Maybelline Molten Rose & Molten Peach both have been making me drool for a while so Target has buy two and get $5.00 card reward and thatโ€™s was it! Did I mention Iโ€™m on a makeup diet but highliters are excused. Both colors look so pretty and Iโ€™m actually afraid they might be too dark and even worst way glittery for me I like them subtle but Iโ€™ll play with them and figure it out.

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