I think we all can collectively agree with the fact that pink is indeed the prettiest colour out there. There is a soothing vibe around it that just calms one down and brings a smile to the face. Also, gone are the days when pink was a colour just for girls. Nowadays, men flaunt pink with panache, and we are here for it. We are going to talk about a trend we have been spotting more and more nowadays, pink eye makeup.
So, what is the best way to go about it? How to create the best pink eye makeup looks that can make your eyes pop in a magical way and make heads turn? That’s exactly what we are going to tell you with this article. Read on!
- How to create pink eye makeup?
- 1. Go for a soft shade
- 2. Don’t shy away from pearly shades
- 3. Do a barrier liner
- 4. Use a pink eyeliner
- 5. Choose your pink tone
- How to create a perfect pink eye makeup look
How to create pink eye makeup?
First, decide what kind of a look you want to go with. Honestly, you can create one for every occasion. Whether you want some glitter on your eyelid or you want a mattifying effect, pink eye makeup can always come to your rescue. How to achieve the look best? That is what we are going to tell you in the rest of the article.
1. Go for a soft shade
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Pink is a great neutral and pastel shade. So if you wish to flaunt your pink side every single day, whether at work or for that lunch party, you can pick these softer, more neutral pink shades that simply perk up your eyes. Pink does not always mean a popping pink or fuchsia. It can also be a softer version which brings out a delicate look. The best part about flaunting a matte texture is that it helps bring out your eyeliner more, with the perfect pink hue serving both as the eyeshadow and as a primer that seals the entire eye makeup. You can even go for slightly glossy pink eyeshadows. However, matte remains our perfect pick.
2. Don’t shy away from pearly shades
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Not a fan of loud colours and have a party to attend? You can steer clear of the dark shades and even the smokey eye look. Instead, you can pick your favourite shade, albeit with a twist. Pink is not just a subtle pick. It can definitely be a party colour as well. Just ensure that you pick up the shade in pearly or shimmery finishes. Brownie points if you manage to get your hands on a baked texture that can be used in both dry and wet form. Use a pearl-finish pink eyeshadow in wet form and watch your pink eye makeup look come alive. Finish off with dark eyeliner and mascara and rock the stage, or the dance floor, your choice.
3. Do a barrier liner
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What is a barrier liner? Let us tell you. You want to try on pink eyeliner, yet are shy to pull it off. That is when a barrier eyeliner look comes into play. It helps you out in the smoothest ways possible and elevates your pink eyeliner too. As the name suggests, a barrier eyeliner is basically when you use eyeshadow, pink, pastel, or otherwise, and then use a normal eyeliner. Then, you apply the pink eyeliner just where the edges of the original eyeliner ends. Thus, the other liner serves as a barrier between your lash line and the pink eyeliner, giving you room to play, but helping you ease out the edginess of the pink eyeliner. Cool, eh?
4. Use a pink eyeliner
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Ditch the barrier and go full throttle with a pink eyeliner. Only, pick a shade of pink that will bloom to its fullest on your complexion. Go neon on your ebony skin tone or go dark and fuchsia on your pale skin, the point is to have the pink stand out, no matter what spectrum of the complexion you belong to.
Want a bonus tip? If you want your pink eyeliner to pop up more, tightline your eyes with a darker shade such as the usual black or brown kohl pencil. This will make sure your eyes look bright and bold and your pink eyeliner truly brightens up the whole look instead of looking amateurish.
5. Choose your pink tone
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This is perhaps the most important tip to remember, one that would help you while you are making the purchase. Check your skin tone. Figure out whether you are a warm-toned person, a cool-toned one or a neutral-toned one. Like every shade, pink also differs according to your underlying skin tone. A cool-toned pink would not look good on a warm-toned person and vice versa. This applies to all makeup products, whether a lip one or an eye one. So, it is important that before you discover the delights of pink eye makeup, you figure out where you belong on the warm-to-neutral-to-cool spectrum of skin tones.
How to create a perfect pink eye makeup look
If you are starting out and are a little skeptical, we have just the right pink eye makeup tutorial for you. This is easy and does not require much hassle. All you have to do is take out 10 minutes of your time and create this look with a few basic eye makeup products. It works well for both day and night events, whether you are at work or heading out for a party. Just switch the textures, or not, your pick. For now, let’s tell you how to achieve that perfect pink eye makeup.
Step 1: Base
Start off with applying a base in the form of a foundation. Blend it well. The purpose is to make the eyeshadow pop and also stay longer. Set it with powder.
Step 2: Eyeshadow
Once your base is ready and blended, start with the pink base eyeshadow that you have. Try the medium and slightly neutral shade in the palette. Apply it all over your eyelid.
Step 3: Crease
Now is the time for your crease to add some depth to the look. Apply the darker pink shade on the crease and blend it well so that there are no harsh lines left.
Step 4: Inner corners
Highlight now by using the lightest and pearliest pink shade or even a white one. Use it on the inner corners and also on the brow bone to bring out your eyes and give it an illusion of looking bigger.
Step 5: Eyeliner
Now that you are done with the eyeshadow, it’s time for the liner. Depending on which look you are going for, create a thin/thick lining across your lash line. You can even wing it out.
Step 6: Mascara
Finish off with mascara. Apply a coat on the lashes and wait for a few seconds. Apply another coat once the first one is dry, to add more volume. Fill in your brows, close your eyes and spritz on some makeup spray to seal the deal and you are done! This is the best and easiest pink eye makeup look that you can rock any time of the day or night. Use products that suit your skin and skin tone both.