The style guides are in and this fall and winter it is all about two things: plum lips and looking radiant. Well, the plum lips are checked off (thank you Annette lipstick) and now I have my radiant makeup – Jane Iredale’s Gold Dust Collection.
The three colors I have, with my description:
Bronze: a sparkling medium bronzey brown
Rose Gold: a sparkling rose pink
Gold: a sparkling yellow gold
But descriptions only do so much – let’s look at swatches!
I had to show off the colors both wet and dry because…well, you can see them – they are beautiful. The dry picture is outside, but not in direct sunlight and the wet pictures are in direct sunlight so you can see the shimmer.
So starting with Bronze. When applied dry, Bronze is a soft bronzey brown. It’s not as bright and coppery as some bronze-browns can be, it’s a soft medium brown. I have been wearing it as an eye shadow to work and it looks great. It’s not too dark or bright against my fair skin. I usually am not one for super sparkly eye shadows, but I do like Bronze. It’s sparkly, but because the color is overall soft it doesn’t look garish.
For some pop, you can apply this wet and it really shines. In the swatch you can see how much it shimmers in the sun. The bronze-ness of the color really comes out when applied wet. I like to wear it wet as an eyeliner and dry as an all-over eye shadow.
Bronze is about a medium when it comes to pigmentation. One swipe won’t be totally opaque, but two give it a nice color density.
Rose Gold is a pretty rosey type medium pink, also high shimmer. I can’t pull off wearing medium or dark pinks as eye shadows but this works great as a blush! It’s pretty bright though so I only need a bit. While Bronze is pigmented, Rose Gold is very pigmented – a little goes a long way. Especially since I am so fair, a little bit will really show. You can see it in the video below how pigmented it is!
Rose Gold is pretty sparkly too. It doesn’t have an iridescent sheen like NARS Orgasm, for instance, but does have sparkles sprinkled throughout.
I included a swatch of it wet for you ladies that can pull off wearing pink as eye shadows or eye liners. The warmth of the color really comes out when applied wet, especially in the sunlight like the picture above.
And last but certainly not least is Gold. Gold is a beautiful highlighter color. It’s not as pigmented as Bronze or Rose Gold, it’s more of a sheer yellow gold with lots of sparkles. In the swatch above, I used a couple of layers on the dry so you can see the color. Applying it wet really made the color pop, so that is just one swatch.
Gold works great as a highlighter color right above the lashes, under the brow and in the corners of the eyes. It also works well brushed over the cheekbones for some extra sparkle. Because it is sheer, you don’t get a lot of color – just sparkly radiance.
It also looks great applied wet as an eyeliner. While it’s not an every day look, it looks beautiful for a night out – I’m thinking I might use it for this year’s New Years! What a fun way to bring in the new year!
The wear of these are great too. I have worn Bronze and Gold as eye shadows with Rose Gold as a blush, and they last all day. I do wear a primer for all eye shadows, but with the primer they didn’t crease or budge.
And I love how simple the ingredients are. Gold and Bronze: Mica, 24-Karat Gold Leaf. (Yes, actual gold!). Rose Gold: Mica, Carmine. No gold leaf ;o(
Aaaaaand, you can see these colors for yourself in a video with Jen and I!
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.