Now that we are officially in the second half of 2022, it's time to look at some new makeup trends like the pink and blue eyeshadow look. While we are in the middle of the monsoon season and are on the verge of entering the festive season of Ganpati, Diwali and Navratri, start experimenting with colourful looks. Go bold with a dark blue and pink smokey eye or get funky with blue on one eye and pink on the other.
- What is the pink and blue eye makeup trend?
- Guide on how to get the look
- Dual toned
- Half and half look
- Subtle pastel
- Smokey eye
- Graphic look
- Keep it simple
What is the pink and blue eye makeup trend?
While blue makeup looks are often associated with the rainy season, pink is the perfect contrast to add some oomph. With the glittering versions being all the rage now as seen on celebs like Sara Ali Khan or Kriti Sanon, the fashion scene is emulating the colourful trends of the early 2000s. But you can also keep it classy with a muted and pastel look which we will take a look at.
Guide on how to get the look
Now the best thing about narrowing your colour palette is that you don’t have to hunt for the right eyeshadow in the middle of applying makeup. We’d suggest the Lakme Absolute Spotlight - Stilettos palette as it has multiple shades of pink and blue to play around with. It even consists of vibrant matte and shimmers perfect for any mood or occasion. You can also opt for the Lakme Absolute Infinity - Midnight Magic palette as it has matte and brighter pink and blues if you want to jazz up your day look.
Finish up your look with eyeliner by applying the Lakme 9 to 5 Black Impact Liner which has an easy grip and dries quickly so that even a newbie can ace that dramatic wing. It is also waterproof and lasts all day long, an important criterion if you don’t want your makeup to wash off the moment you hit the rain.
7 Ways to wear the pink and blue eye makeup look
Now that you have your pink and blue eyeshadows ready, let’s get into selecting the perfect look. With two shades, the possibilities are endless from dual-toned lids to a half-and-half look.
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Now, you don’t have to be Harley Quinn to make a bold statement. Get experimental by applying one shade to each lid - so say pink on the right lid and blue on the left. No need to apply several layers of the product and mess it up as the Lakme Absolute Palette is as vibrant as it can get. Simply get ready to make your eyes the highlight of your makeup with this dual-toned look.
Want to go for an even more dramatic look? Mix and match the shades with your eyes and that includes your bottom lash line as well. Apply blue on your right eyelid as well as under the left eye. Do the same with the pink by applying it on your left eyelid and under your right eye to switch things up.
Half and half look
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There are literally so many combinations and permutations when you have two shades to play with. Not interested in the usual bubblegum pink makeup look? Kick things up a notch by breaking down the look in half - literally. Take a flat brush and apply pink from the inner corner of the eye to the centre. Next, pick off where you ended the pink by continuing with a blue shade.
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If you are not ready to rock a half-and-half look yet, you can keep things subtle. Apply a light pink on the inner corner of your eye to the middle of your lid. Next, take a blue of similar brightness and apply it from the centre where the pink ends and blend it all the way to the outer corner of your eye and your brow bone. You can dab some white or glitter in the middle to mask any mistakes if you are not good at blending where the pink and blue meet.
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When in doubt, smoke it up. Let’s be honest, the smokey eye is an evergreen trend that has been in vogue since the 90s and it can never go wrong. But put a spin on this classic look by smoking out the pink makeup look with blue. Apply pink all over your eyelid and under your eye. Next, take a blue and start smoking out the edge. Before that, you can also apply masking tape from the outer corner of your eye to your brow bone to end up with a neat wing.
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Want to try out those wild graphic looks full of floating eyeliners and random dots? What better way to do it than to experiment with two colours? This look has everything from a dramatic wing to rhinestones. Start off by applying pink under your eye and above your crease. You can fill in the middle with a muted nude shade. Next, take a thin tip brush and draw on a half-winged liner in blue. You can either add three rhinestones to the beginning of your crease or make glitter dots. Complete the look by highlighting the inner corner of your eye with white.
Keep it simple
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Want something simple yet elegant for your day look? Channel your inner 70s diva by modernizing the one-toned look. Get your pop of colour by applying pink all over your eyelid. Next, take a flat brush, pack it with light blue and apply it under your eye in a thin line.
FAQs about pink and blue eye makeup
Can I apply blue eyeshadow with blue contact lenses?
There is no rule that you cannot apply the same shade as your eye colour. If you want to wear a blue makeup look with blue contacts, go ahead. In fact, blue and pink can enhance the colours of your eye. You can also add a highlighter to the inner corner of your eye to give it a little shine.
What shade of pink will go with blue eyeshadow?
Since blue is a strong colour, you can balance out the look with a soft and baby pink shade. If you are going for a dark or navy blue, you can brighten your look with neon pink.
Well, there you have it. From a graphic liner to mismatched lids, there are several combos on how to apply pink and blue shades for the perfect look. Elevate your day look or stand out at a party with a pop of colour.