Saturday, June 16, 2018

Pink Makeup Looks I Love!

Pink Makeup Looks I Love!

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I love color.  With Spring here and Summer right around the corner, I decided to set aside the neutrals, and sift through my makeup collection in search of some fun.  I have been feeling inspired by a lot of different colors lately, and decided to commit to adding more of them into my personal makeup routine. 

This past week, I let the color pink be my guide.  I pulled out as many pink products as I could find in my collection, and got to work. Organizing the different varieties of textures and finishes of pink into color stories, and creating cohesive makeup looks was so much fun.  All of these looks are completely wearable, and I did in fact wear them out each day. 

Here is a look at some of the Pink Makeup Looks I Love!:

For day number one, I used my Wet n Wild Rose in the Air eyeshadow palette.  Sticking with the same brand, I dug out an old favorite, my hot pink blush that was part of the brand's collaboration with Fergie, A Brush With Danger. The blush collab came out years ago, but I liked this one so much, that I bought backups. This blush appears intimidating in the pan, as it is a bright pink reminiscent of the old packaging on my Barbie dolls when I was little. However, it's matte formula makes it very wearable, and as you can see from the photos, when using the correct brush, and a light hand, it simply pulls the whole look together. If you ever over apply a bold blush, simply go back in with the brush that you used to apply your setting powder, and swirl a very thin veil over top.  This should help take down the color enough to prevent you from having to start over. On the lips, I opted for a softer, more muted creamy, sheer-pink/nude from Urban Decay called Sheer Liar
Above: Day 1, day look, and evening look (unchanged except for hair)

For day number two, I opted to make the lips the focus for day, while ramping up the color on the eyes for an evening look. The lip liner pictured below is Hourglass Cosmetics in Ballet (vivid pink), with Jordana Cosmic Glow Gloss in Crystallized Pink. To bring some pink onto the face, I used IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Flush Color Stain Stick on the cheeks, topped with Lime Crime's Pink color from their Hi-Lite Opals palette over top. 

Above: Day look, with lip liner and gloss 

Above: That evening, I added September and Spill the Tea from Shayla X ColourPop's Perception Palette to the eyes.  For the lips, I opted for Wet n Wild's Megaslicks Balm Stain in A Stiff Pink

For day number three, I paired Trish McEvoy's liquid face color (blush) in shade 1 with elf luscious liquid lipstick in baby lips.  On the eyes, I opted for Cupcake eyeshadow by Makeup Geek, which I blended with some matte neutrals from the Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette palette.  For eyeliner, I sprayed a thin angled brush with Milani's setting spray, and dipped into NYX Cosmetics Sky Pink Pearl Pigment, drawing on a line as one would normally do for liquid or gel eyeliner. This was a very subtle and unexpected touch, that added a bit of shimmer to an otherwise matte eye. 

For day number four, I popped on a Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in the color Its Happening!  I used Hourglass Cosmetics lip liner in Ballet to shape the lips.  Wearing a bright pink lip like this allows for the rest of the face to be kept pretty close to bare, while still providing a brightening effect. 

Above: Pink worn on the lips with liner and a liquid lipstick for day

Above: For evening, I added Armour Beauty gloss on top of the lips in the color Diana (dusty rose).  On the eyes, I blended on OCC's loose colour in Glisten (a golden coral shimmer, that leans pink in the light), and swiped on Elf's baked blush in Pinktastic over Pixi's All-Over Magic No.2 Rose Radiance.

For day number five, today, I went FULL pink!  I wanted to use an eyeshadow palette that I haven't used in a while.  That turned out to be Anastasia's Subculture palette, oddly enough. I know pink is not the color one thinks of when this palette is mentioned.  However, the pink shimmer in Cube (duo chrome pink pearl) is too beautiful to be missed. From the palette, I used Fudge (ultra-matte warm bronze) in the crease, with All Star (ultra-matte vintage wine) in the upper crease, and outer corner of the eye, as well as along the lower lash line.  Cube was used on the inner corner, and inner part of the lid, both dry, and on a damp brush.  To add more pink to the look, I pulled out SugarPill's Dollipop (matte hot pink), and swept just a touch through the crease with a fluffy blending brush.  On the cheeks, I pulled out an old favorite, Dollface (cool-toned medium pink) from Tarte.  This blush is a super pigmented matte formula that is very easy to blend when applied over a translucent setting powder.  While the eyes looked beautiful without it, I did tap on a layer of Alexis Vogel Glow Dust in Constellation (pink diamond sparkle) on top of the eye lid.  On my lips, I guessed it....Hourglass lip liner in Ballet, this time topping it with Stila liquid lipstick in Petal (matte pale pink) and dotting on Dollipop eyeshadow. 

The above photographs of today's look truly do not do the eyeshadow look justice.  I am a makeup artist, but not a photographer, so I found it difficult to capture the iridescent glimmer of the eyes created by the glow dust. I wore this makeup look out to a local fair, and someone actually stopped me on the street to compliment me on my eye look. I did end up popping just a touch of the elf blush in Pinktastic along the cheekbones for a summer highlight. 

For even MORE Pink Makeup Looks I Love, make sure you are following me on Pinterest at Makeup Matters.  I have an entire board dedicated to Pink Makeup there. 

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