Monday, March 21, 2016

Think Pink: How To Wear The Season's Trickiest Eye Colour


A few years back I wouldn't dare to wear pink clothes, let alone pink eyeshadow. Fast forward a few years, my style has definitely had a turn towards being more feminine and cute and what could be more feminine and cute than a touch of pink. Which is why when Pantone announced the colours of 2016 I was rather pleased to hear Rose Quartz was the colour I'd be seeing more of this year. I instantly knew how to put together a Rose Quartz and Serenity Outfit, but the question that remained was how to apply this trend in a make-up look.
When Rach from rachelshuchatmakeup.com got in touch for a collab we put our thinking hats on and instantly decided to come up with a wearable pink eyeshadow look (because blue serenity is still very out of our comfort zone) that was both easy and well, usable. Pink eyeshadow may be fun, feminine but it's also a little scary, and I'm sure the question you're asking yourself is whether you'd be able to pull it off. The answer in short is yes but with a few rules of thumb, you will be wearing pink eyeshadow this spring in no time and in the best suitable way for your skin tone, so let's discuss.


1. When it comes to skin, there's a shade for everyone but medium skin tones are definitely most versatile. Light pinks are an easy way for a super-subtle look that is ideal for the faint-hearted as it will not come up too boldly. Neon pink and fuchsia are vibrant enough for those with darker skin and, if you like me have fair skin, we can bet on rose gold to warm up the complexion. Keep this in mind when choosing your blusher.

2. On the other hand, when picking the right shade of pink eyeshadow remember the colour spectrum. Brown eyes can pretty much wear any tone of pink eyeshadow which is great news for my brown eyed readers. If you have green eyes, purple is the opposite colour in the spectrum and therefore they accentuate each other best. A hint of purple will make your green eyes pop yielding a mesmerizing look. And finally, baby-blue eyes work in the same way as fair skin tones; warmer rose gold tones are your safest bet as this shade will deepen the look and make your eyes stand out more. 

3. And finally, when dealing with pink eyeshadow it is important that we create some eye-defining depth. Our waterline already contains natural pink tones so defining the eye shape is indispensable. For this, plenty of mascara and a black pencil along the waterline to knock out the pink there are ideal.  


With all of these in mind, I create the above look with the following products:

Eyes & Lips:


- Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette (review here): Shades Harajuku (Metallic blue-pink with iridescent micro-shimmer) & Blackout (Blackest black matte)
- Next Make Me Beautiful Purple Eye Shadow Quad* (all shades)
- Collection Gel Eyeliner
- Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (review here)
- Bellápierre Super Gloss: Shade Raspberry

Skin:


- Vichy Dermablend Foundation*: Shade Opal
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer: Shade Fair
- Vichy Dermablend Loose Powder*
- Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette (review here): Shades Easy (Deep rose with gold shimmer), Lo-Fi (Soft Bronze Matte) & Angel (Champagne-nude shimmer).

Tell me, will you be trying this pink eyeshadow trend this spring?

Don't forget to check out Rachel's pink eyeshadow post here for more ideas on how to rock this trend!
Thanks for reading beauties and have a nice week ahead!


xoxo


*Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).
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57 comments

  1. This make-up really suits you! I used to hate pink and even though I still don`t have any pink clothes,I`m embracing the colour in my makeup routine.

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  2. I chose some pink shadows for my spring makeup challenge and have been wearing rose gold so far. I make sure to pair it with black liner though, to look less like I have been crying.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  3. Perfect make up, you are very talented and you have an amazing beautiful eyes!
    Happy week!

    ALISA GROMOVA

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  4. Hahah I love that your hand is in a picture too! I love your eyeliner in this look )

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  5. So so cute! Pink is your color, brings out your eyes so much! I need to wear more pink because it's just so pretty!!
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  6. I am a lover of pink eyeshadow and I tend to go for subtle shimmering pinks, similar yours. This looks so, so good on you. It goes perfect with the lip colour and you look so gorgeous, I love it!

    Samio
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  7. I have shied away from pink because I don't know how to wear it, but what you have done is absolutely stunning. I love how it's subtle and not too bold and in your face.
    You make me want to try pink but I think I'd have to see it on someone of my skin colour, before I take a leap lol.

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  8. Wow what a gorgeous makeup! You are such an artist doing it, beautiful too!
    Happy Spring Monday! xxx
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  9. I love this makeup look! However, I can never pull off such a thick eyeliner... You look absolutely stunning :) xx

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  10. Harajuku is surprisingly wearable even for me. I experimented with last month and it's stunning! Thanks for the idea for this post, maybe I'll create a look with it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  11. I love wearing pink eyeshadow, your eyes look so beautiful! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  12. You look beautiful! I can't pull off pink tones, I wish I could, especially after seeing how amazing you look in these colours!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  13. Your gorgeous! I love your eye makeup :)
    I need to try that eyeshadow pallette!

    Have an amazing week :)
    Lots of love,
    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  14. Pink eye shadows are my favourite and look great on medium tone skin for a natural look, I have tonnes!
    Just started following your blog on bloglovin' so will have a little read of your blog :)

    Pinar xo

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  15. I actually wear pink eyeshadow quite often, so I will wear it this Spring as well. You look pretty in pink eyeshadow, Pam.
    Nina
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  16. looking absolutely lovely! I love subtle pink eyeshadow, perfect for my more natural days:)

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  17. This is gorgeous Pam! The eyeliner makes it so much more wearable, love it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  18. I've got that Gwen Stefani UD eye shadow palette and Harajuku is definitely my favourite colour from the whole palette! Lovely look :) Xx

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  19. this makeup look is soo cute!

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  20. You look adorable wearing pink eyeshadow! I loved your tips for the different skin tones and eye colors. Pink has so many shades that there's something for everyone :) By the way, fun idea for a beauty collab!
    xx

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  21. amazing makeup, love the pink eyeshadow suits you perfectly

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    xoxo

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  22. Your make up looks flawless and your eyes look amazing. I feel I can't wear pink though as my eyelids are so red without make up, I feel it just makes it stand out more

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow! This look is beautiful. You are fantastic at doing your makeup. I wish I could blend, contour and match colors as well as you!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  24. Great post! I love the look of pink shadow but wasn't sure I could pull it off, so I really appreciate your tips. Pink eye shadow looks amazing on you!


    xo, Liz
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  25. Your make-up looks stunning! That pink eyeshadow is so beautiful and feminine :)

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  26. I need to try a pink eyeshadow! you rock it!

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  27. Love how you did this, it looks gorgeous on you! I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

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  28. Love your tips for which eyeshadow colours work with which eye colours. This is a lovely look on you! xx

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  29. gorgeous make up, pink suits you very well, and love eye brows <3

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  30. Ficou muito gira a maquilhagem.


    Isabel Sá
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  31. Hello,

    So beautiful ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  32. I love how subtle but still glam this look is! I could see it transitioning from day to night so easily too!

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  33. I absolutely love this makeup, Pam. You look stunning!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  34. Love the makeup Pam! I think pink is a gorgeous eyeshadow colour, but it always makes me feel like Barbie when I wear it hahaha <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  35. Pam, your grey eyes are wonderful!
    Great makeup, you look sooooo lovely :)

    xoxo
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  36. Love this look, Pam! The only way I can pull off pink eyeshadow is if it's a rose gold, cream shadow with a grey tone smoking it out! I've no idea how to work the blue quad I received in the Next goodie bag!?!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  37. Confesso que não é das cores com que me sinto mais confortável, mas depois das tuas dicas vou tentar usar! Adorei a tua make :)
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  38. Pink is such a beautiful shade if worn right on the eyes and you managed to pull of a beautiful makeup look. I just love your photos x

    Beauty with charm

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  39. Stunning makeup. You are so beautiful. I am not good at makeup so I am so excited to see how nice it is on you.

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  40. You look so gorgeous! I would be nervous about a pink eye shadow, but you pull it off so well with this look!

    Christina
    A Sentimental Adventure

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  41. You look amaaaaazing pam! :) Gorgeous look x

    hannatalks

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  42. matte foundation is nice
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  43. wow...pam, this makeup is so amazing and your eyes look so AMAZING with that shades of pink *_* You absolutely know how to use this color :D I hope we see more often your makeup looks *_*
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  44. I loooove the pink eyeshadow trend! In my opinion, it brings a spring mood in my everyday makeup routine.

    P.S.- I still didn't have a chance to try Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette and I can't wait to do it!

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  45. Really lovely look.
    Alicia x
    http://bambidreaming.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Gorgeous!

    Jill
    http://jilldap.blogspot.ca

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  47. So pretty!! I love it!
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