There is no escaping the soft glow of rose gold – on iPhones, jewllery, interior design, fashion, and of course, beauty.’ Cos everything does look more pleasing with that rose tint, doesn’t it? It is the colour du jour for everyone, from millennials to their moms. This year, all that glitters is indeed gold, rose gold, to be precise.

So, who’s worn it?

The last time rose gold had such a heyday was in the 1920s, which echoed the spirit of opulence and excess of the era before the Great Depression.

But rose gold has been making a rapid ascent back on the rada and was prominently seen on  It Girls of the generation Gigi and Bella Hadid, on their lips, on the Balmain 2016 S/S runway.

Kylie Jenner introduced her rose gold lip kit last year – which sold out in seconds!

Celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hailey Baldwin, Katy Perry, and (you guessed it!) Kylie Jenner, have all sported rose gold hair in recent months and left us all with a serious case of Insta-FOMO over the shade.

Alright, rose gold is on fire! What’s the appeal?

Rose gold is universally flattering on everyone, dark or light skinned, cool or warm hued. As a makeup shade, rose gold lends a warm, soft glow to to the skin.

As the Autumn/Winter 2017 season of the fashion and beauty world approaches, and we can expect the release of even more metallic rose gold lip colours, starting with the highly anticipated couture-worthy L’Oreal Paris x Balmain rose gold collaboration that is achingly beautiful from the sneak peeks.

For the here and now, here are 13 gorgeous rose gold lip products you can own now if rose gold is the colour of your life. They are so beautiful and we promise they are even more beautiful when worn! Let’s go!

12 rose gold lipsticks we love

1. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Gubby

This is a pale, warm-toned pink shade with a frosted metallised finish that goes on rather sheer, but just kisses your lips with a faint tint of gold-flecked pink. Wear this over a warm rose to layer a delicate blanket of gold over – perfect for understated beauty on days you want to feel fresh-faced. Available at Sephora for SGD29.

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2. Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme in Papaye

This is the shade that was pinned almost 200,000 times on Pinterest earlier this year – a gorgeous, shimmering gold with a rose undertone. The formula (containing coconut oil) is amazing, and does not dry out lips like matte lip creams tend to. Truly the stuff of your rose gold fantasies! Available from Beautylish with free international shipping over USD57, at USD18 (approximately SGD27).

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3. Kylie Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heir

A metallic gold peach, this was the first shade to be sold out when Kylie released her collection of metallic shades last year. It has a very pretty lightweight iridescence that works well layered over a coral or peachy base for that full-on rose gold effect in its full glory on Kylie’s Instagram. Available from Kylie Cosmetics with free international shipping for orders above USD60, at USD18 (approximately SGD25).

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4. Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lip in Flitter

Colourpop has quite a few metallic gold shades to choose from, but our favourite has to be Flitter. It is a warm peachy pink with gorgeous gold shimmer, topped with a magical shimmery matte metallic finish.

There are many other metallic shades available in the Ultra Metallic Lip range that run the whole gamut of rose gold, and at such pocket-friendly prices, we’d buy them all too, to drench our days in rose gold! Available from Colourpop with free international shipping over USD60, at USD6 (approximately SGD8.50)

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5. NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Speed of Light

It looks closer to copper in the tube, but it wears as a stunning soft rose gold shade with a cool metallic finish. The formula of this is heavier and it sets tacky, so a little goes a long way! Because this is very strongly pigmented, it is excellent for an extremely in-your-face dash of rose gold drama and glamour. Available at Sephora or NYX stores, at SGD20.

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6. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Socialite

A self-proclaimed “glitzy rose gold”, this cult favourite is a fabulous shade to up the glam quotient with an edge. Metallic lips make stunning and dramatic statements, and this is a great lipstick to go out on and wear your rose gold heart on your sleeve. Available from Huda Beauty with free international shipping over USD75, at USD27 (approximately SGD37).

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7. NARS Satin Lipstick in Sexual Healing

This oldie but goodie looks sweet peach pink in the tube but goes on a delicate shade of warm peachy rose with pretty metallic shimmer with a frosted finish. It is sheer, glides on like a dream and has awesome staying power. Available at Sephora or NARS counters at SGD40.

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8. Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Petal Metal

Created by Vlada Haggerty, the makeup artist behind many a genius Insta-viral lip creations, Smashbox’s Be Legendary Liquid Lip line is here to satiate all your appetite for metal.

Petal Metal is a brownish rose shade with a metallic sheen, and wears as a beautiful metallic slick of warm rose gold. The formula promises to be long lasting, delivering intense pigmentation for a dramatic statement. The gloss tends to the slightly sticky side and is definitely non-drying! Available from Smashbox (does not ship directly to Singapore, so you have to use our own forwarder) at USD24 (approximately SGD33).

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9. Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crème in Chromatic Addict

Perhaps known as a Kylie King K dupe but definitely deserving of being known for itself, this lip cream is a gorgeous champagne rose shade with a glamorous gilded metallic finish. It goes on smoothly, isn’t streaky, lasts for up to 12 hours and dries matte for extra drama. Available from Shopping District (local shipping charges applicable) at SGD19.

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10. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Ibiza Nights

Pale rosy beige with light gold and copper shimmer – what’s there not to love? Reminiscent of the warm rosy glow of the setting sun on a tropical beach vacay, you’ll lack no sparkle and magic with this gloss. It goes on rather sheer for just that slick of glittering magic, and is non-drying. Available from Beautylish at USD22 (approximately SGD30).

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11. Sugarpill Liquid Lip Colour in Trinket

Don’t be deceived by its muted mauve shade in its tube – it wears as a lush, creamy dusky rose with gorgeous luminous sparkles that shine brighter the longer you wear it. It sets as a velvety, matte rose gold shade that catches the light beautifully. Available from Beautylish at USD18 (approximately SGD25).

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12. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Luminous Lip Gloss in Rose Gold

A very luxurious gloss that is a deep rose with iridescent flecks of shimmer, this is a universally flattering shade. It has a silky smooth application and finishes glossy with a high shine factor. You’d be forgiven for not having the impetus to try any of Elizabeth Arden’s lip glosses prior to this, but between the gorgeous warm rose and the pretty shimmer, this lovely gloss is really an underrated gem! Available from Elizabeth Arden counters at SGD33.

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