Ask a bunch of people what they think of pink eyeshadow, and the answers will most likely be polarized. Some love it. Others think it’s a recipe for disaster. If you find yourself in the latter group, this look we are going to discuss might make you rethink your position. Here, the makeup artist paired light pink eyeshadow with juicy, cherry lips, and the dewy skin kept the makeup look clean and modern. If you’re trying this at home, remember that there’s an array of pink shades you can play with. A bright fuchsia might intimidate you, but a muted blush-toned eye might be right up your street. Or maybe a shimmering rose gold? Make your choice. Ready to try the full look on yourself? Here is a step by step guide.
Start by prepping skin with a nourishing moisturizer like Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream. To keep excess shine at bay, apply a mattifying primer like Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer along the T-zone. along the periphery of your face and all other areas that don’t need to be matte.
Swipe a creamy foundation like Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick onto the areas of the face that need the most coverage and use a brush to buff it into the skin and spread the product over the face. Use concealer under the eyes and to cover any spots or scars you may have. Set makeup using a finely ground powder such as Butter London Blurring Lumimatte Setting and Finishing Powder.
For the eyes, find a pink-toned cream eyeshadow like Shiseido Kajal InkArtist in Rose Pagoda. Use your fingertip to pat the product onto your lids for a sheer wash. Also add a touch of tint along the lower lash line. Then, for subtle definition, use a pink or plum pencil liner to dot your upper and lower lashes (as close to your lash roots as possible). Before it dries, blend the color with a small blending brush.
Line your lids with a pencil eyeliner in a dark brown shade like the Kiko Milano Intense Color Long Lasting Eyeliner in Pearly Brown. With a small brush, gently blend the liner to soften its harsh side. Next, curl lashes and apply two coats of a lengthening mascara like bareMinerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara.
Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in the gaps and sparse areas of the eyebrows and define their shape. Then, paint with an eyebrow gel like the MAC Eye Brows Big Boost Fiber Gel in a shade that suits you to set them.
Swipe a pink cream blush like Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Petal on the apples of your cheeks, blending upwards. Follow it with a cream highlighter on top, blending the creams into your skin with the warmth of your fingers.
Paint your lips with a creamy, lip-matching lipstick to complete the look, like Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Malibu.
If you’re worried about smudging, it’s always a good idea to finish with a setting spray like MAC Prep+Prime. It’s a surefire way to keep your ensemble in place worry-free.