I’ve been feeling a little bit girly lately so I’ve been playing around with pinks in my makeup. I’ve tried pink eyeshadow a couple of times before, both a bright shade and a pastel shimmer shade, and just didn’t love it on me. However, thanks to a new little duo palette* I’ve found a way to wear it that I rather like. Another great thing about these eyeshadows is that they’re from contactlenses.co.uk so are specifically made for sensitive eyes which I think is fab. I’m definitely someone that suffers at the end of a long day wearing contacts with heavy makeup so I love that there are now options that cater for this!
If you’ve watched any of my recent makeup tutorials on youtube then you’ll know that I love a pale pink blush. It just gives that English rose vibe on pale skin. Paired with a lovely pink lip colour and I think you’re onto a winner.
The eyeshadow duo aren’t colours that I would normally think to put together but I’m actually really loving the combination of the pink and grey. The grey used in the crease makes it so much more wearable and less “I’ve just put the same product everywhere on my face”.
These colours aren’t very pigmented and it takes a few layers to get a noticeable shade so it’s much more of a subtle eye look which is perfect for daytime or if you’re not confident with eyeshadows and want to be able to build it up as you go.
So here’s a little step by step for how I created this very easy pretty pink makeup look.
- After applying your base makeup, use an eyeshadow primer on your eyelids. I usually use the & Other Stories one or Urban Decay Primer Potion which is a very well loved product.
- First you want to apply the lighter colour (i.e. the pink shade) all over the lid, because this shade is quite close to my skin colour I put it almost up to my eyebrow and then built it up more in the inner side and middle of my eyelid to create a base.
- Then use the grey along the crease, focusing on the outer corner and blending into the pink with a brush. Sponge eyeshadow applicators tend to apply product more heavily so I often use them to build colour and then blend it out afterwards.
- Apply mascara. I went for Benefit They’re Real as I wanted a nice natural looking lash and this is perfect for that.
- The blusher I used is the Maybelline Dream Mousse blush as I love that this has a bit of shimmer in it which creates a nice subtle highlight, it’s also super easily to apply with your fingers and can be applied quite lightly.
- To finish off, add a pink lipstick. I adore this YSL lipstick, so moisturising and so pretty!
- Lastly, you could even opt for a pastel pink nail varnish to really add a finishing touch.
Let me know what you think of this look, is it cute and summery or just a pink overload?
|Eyeshadows in Flanel/Wild Rose* | Nail varnish in Candy Floss | Blush in 01 Dolly Pink | Lipstick in 01 Nude Beige|