Pink makeup is back—it was seen all over the runways for Spring 2017. Multiple designers used pink for their spring shows this year, including Chanel and Paul Smith, where makeup artist Petros Petrohilos went for a pastel pink shadow blended across the lower lid to make the models look fresh and youthful. So get ready to trade those bold red festive lips for paisley pinks and bright fuchsias for spring.
Achieving a pink coloured eye is a lot easier than it seems. For this look I used just a handful of products, and the result didn’t look like I needed a prescription for the dreaded pink eye.
- Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk
- Lancôme Color Design Shadow in Daylight
- Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette in Limit
- Bourjois Paris Blush in #35 Rose D’Or
- Nyx Eyeshadow in Girl Talk
- Essence Smokey Eye Pencil in Espresso-Oh
- Essence The False Lashes Mascara
Step 1: For my base I used Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk. This is a great base because it allows the pink shadow to look bright and vibrant, and the shadow to really adhere to the eyelid.
Step 2: I used the Lancôme shadow called Daylight under my eyebrow to highlight the upper brow bone.
Step 3: I decided to use the matte light pink colour from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette called Limit in my crease. This is called a transition colour. When picking a transition colour, I like to use something matte and not vibrant to create an illusion of flawless blending.
Step 4: For my pink eyeshadow I used a blush by Bourjois Paris called Rose D’Or. This is a mineral blush, which makes it easier to blend. I didn’t want to use fuchsia for the lower lid because I was trying to achieve a soft look. Using a flat brush, I blended it all over my lower lid.
Step 5: To add dimension I used Nyx shadow in Girl Talk in the centre of my eyelid. This is a very light silvery pink colour and it really made the shadow pop! Sometimes using your finger is better than using a makeup brush. Your finger deposits better colour payoff when working with shimmery shadows.
Step 6: I then used the Essence Smokey Liner in Espresso-Oh. I decided on brown because I thought black would be too harsh. I used the opposite end of the liner to smudge out the line, giving it a softer appearance.
Step 7: I used the Urban Decay shadow in Limit under my lower lash line to smoke it out. For the inner corner of the eye I went back in with Nyx Girl Talk to make my eyes appear larger and more awake.
Step 8: I then added two coats of Essence The False Lashes Mascara to create volume and length.
Don’t be afraid to rock the runway trends this spring and show the world that supermodels aren’t the only ones who can pull off pink eyeshadow!