Do you have a love / hate relationship with the color pink?
You are either completely obsessed with this pretty and girly shade or you resent it for these exact reasons!
From pastel rose to shimmering metallics, we're breaking down the prettiest ways to wear the color pink!
DELICATE / BABY PINK:
The most timeless way to wear the shade pink is in a delicate color palette. Soft pastels and rosy hues are definitely a more grown up way of wearing the shade as it's soft, feminine yet demure. Pair this color palette with soft taupes for a soft glam look.
If you're looking for a bit more dimension to the delicate look, play around with taupes, grey hues and soft browns (any neutral shade will work) for a soft and smokey look. The key is to blend to make the edges look soft and diffused.
Don't forget to play around with baby pinks when it comes to your nails! It's the perfect way to add a subtle hint of color especially if you always wear a neutral color palette on your nails.
EVERYDAY MUTED/ BEIGE PINK:
Want to incorporate the shade pink into your daily life? Try out this soft, everyday pinky peach eye with classic black winged eyeliner. This look is ideal for office and leisure.
Pink when combined with shades like ivory, peach, taupe, grey and even beige (think neutrals) is very wearable! You can create a subtle ombre gradient look for a soft glam effect where pink is more so like a peek-a-boo shade.
Or you can make pink the statement color just wear more toned down muted shades of pink such as Millennial Pink (dusty rose or dirty pink) and swipe across the entire lid. Combine with a warm color palette in peach and bronze for a warm smokey eye.
For the lips, try shades in a dusty light mauve or pinky beige color palette. These shades are the perfect nude that goes with everything yet doesn't completely wash you out.
Mattes are super popular because of their longevity and they tend to look more natural on the lips. If you're not a fan of mattes, you can always opt for a satin lipstick which is in between a matte and creamy formula and are very pigmented. Creme formulas are also super comfortable on the lips, you might just need to touch up throughout the day.
If you're a fan of all things pink, then you'll love this section!
Hot pink, fuschia, bubblegum pink and neon pink make for the perfect Barbie pink color palette!
Highlight your look with pearlescent rose and champagne hues for a heavenly look straight out of a fairytale storybook!
One of the easiest way to start wearing dramatic colors in makeup, is to apply it in a classic shape like the timeless smokey.
GET THE LOOK:
Add depth with taupe and purple shades to complete the smokey eye! Just keep the shades on the outer 'v' so the shades don't overtake the peachy pink shades. To keep with the soft look, blend shades in the same taupe/purple palette across the upper lashline and skip the harsh black liner for a wearable and soft glam look.
To create Barbie pink statement eyes, keep everything else light and fresh yet still in the same color family.You can wear a dusty mauve or lilac hued shade lipcolor to compliment the eyes.
If you're afraid of looking sweaty or oily make sure you add a darker bronze shade to contour to get that healthy tanned glow and then add a bit of the highlighter shade to areas you want to make stand out. That way you add depth and dimension and not just highlighter everywhere. Finish with a setting spray to lock it all in so you're not transferring your glow everywhere you go!
An old rose metallic shade, teamed with an elegant flick of eyeliner is the perfect makeup combination. Pair it with a glossy coral pink on the lips and you are ready to slay the night.
Take your your monochrome pink palette to next level with with winged liner and false lashes. When using a pink color palette that is cool toned, warm up the cheeks with a mauve or berry hued blush. The tiniest details can make such a huge difference!
Glam and sparkles go hand-in-hand to create the quintessential glam look! A pink color palette paired with a bit of sparkles is perfect for prom, wedding and anytime you want to look cute AF! Top off your eyeshadow with a dab of champagne glitter for a glistening like effect. Create a glittery ombre manicure for an ultra glam look!
When in doubt, opt for a pink lip as it's undoubtedly the easiest shade to pull off! You can go for a nude for a natural look or go for a bold shade for a dramatic party look. When you don't have the perfect shade of pink, try creating custom lipcolor by using shades that are already in your arsenal such as reds and berries and layer lip toppers and pigments until you get the desired shade. It's amazing what you can create with a little time and effort!
One of our favorite techniques to get a quick glam look is the halo spotlight eye! You get a little bit of everything with this look: color (unless you go for a neutral palette), dimension and you can easily combine techniques such as a smokey eye or a cut crease for an amazing look! Top off your halo spotlight with glitter and you get that instant glam factor.
Take a dramatic smokey or halo and use pink and mauve shades as the transition shades in the crease to soften an otherwise edgy look. Pair with a pink lip and pink blush for a gorgeous glam combo!