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.