This post on pink makeup may seem redundant but I assure you it’s not. We tackled a similar color and feature with Radiant Orchid but the two colors are hardly the same. The concept of how you wear them is the same, but the two should be treated differently. You could actually combine the two for a full force look. Pink is quickly becoming this springs hottest shade, and as we have seen thus far in April there are many ways to wear the pink trend with your daily fashion. But what if you’re not one to want to wear pink but you like to dabble with your makeup colors? You can easily wear pink makeup in your daily makeup routine without causing a scene. You can simply add this color to your cheeks, eyes, or lips for a new look each day.
Fair skinned beauties should focus on the soft, raspberry hues (light or dark) and olive skin tones and darker should choose peachy pinks and pinky corals. There is a combination for everyone and a product for every skin tone. Consult with your beauty professional on the right shades for your skin, or just play around in Sephora swatching up the back of your hand, or the underside of your arm with every pink imaginable. You are bound to find at least 3-4 products to take home and play around with. The best thing about the looks I have created below is that you will only need 9 products for all 3 looks. Mix and match to create them all.
This may be the trickiest and challenging of the 3 looks. I believe that everyone is fearful at first of applying pink shadow to their eyes. You may have heard stories of how pink makes your eyes look red, you’ve been punched in the eye or you have a bad case of the sickness. Fear not because it’s easy to overcome that stigma and make pink shadow work for you. When applying pink shadow I like to line with a chocolate brown or navy liner to help soften the pink. Stay away from the black because it will only make the eye look more dramatic. Think soft, subtle and natural. Finish off this look with a neutral blush and a soft mauve on the lips. Keep your eyes as the main focus for this look.
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Truffle :: Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Rebel :: MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Da Bling :: NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Birthday Suit :: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz :: DIOR Show Mascara in Rich Black
If you’re a fan of blush, this look is for you. Play up your cheeks with a great pink hue. Upgrade from the normal soft pinks and go for something with a bit more drama. Try experimenting with a crème blush so you can pump of the intensity by adding and blending. Keep your eyes super natural with a nude shadow, light mascara and finish off the look with a neutral lip. You want to create a look that helps bring out the natural rosiness in your cheeks.
The best look of them all! If you’re a lipstick wearer this may not be too much of a stretch. If you don’t wear lip color (like me) then branching out to a bold pink lip is reserved for special occasions. There are bright, bold, hot pink lip colors and stains to really give you that “WOW” factor. Or if you want to keep it subtle there are plenty of intense colors made in a gloss form that gives the hint of color without packing too much of a punch. When I wear a bold lip, I like to keep everything else natural and make sure my lips are stealing the show.
– Jamie of The Lady and The Beard