Dare To Wear Pink
Yeah … the idea of trying the petal soft or wow that’s intense pinks can be … intimidating to say the least.
Want to look more bright, awake, and instantly alert, though? Pink does all this and more with a few simple rules of thumb.
If you’re still not convinced by the end of this post, try the steps listed using pink blushes and lipsticks … you’ll notice an immediate difference that’s surprisingly flattering.
Hot Pink, Petal Pink, or Something Shimmery?!
It’s easy to make your makeup amazing if you choose the right pink. So let’s look at how the different shades will affect different skin tones.
Lightest Skin Tones: Those of us with red hair almost always fall in this category and it’s usually redheads who shy away from pinks! If you have a very light skin tone, petal soft pinks are beautiful - even on us redheads. They brighten in a way that instantly brightens and focuses on the eye. Use your favorite pattern or tutorial using petal pinks mixed with -very- close shades that shimmer and match with a deep black eyeliner and mascara. For a dramatic look, cut the crease with a charcoal and/or grays on the outer upper corners. My current fave? An inexpensive palette called “Spoiled Brat” made by Wet n Wild.
Honey or “Medium” Skin Tones: Look for the peaches baby! Salmons, peaches, pinks with a slight orange tint to brighten it just a bit will be stunning. Pair it up with browns and rusts to cut the creases and create emphases at the brow line, and use a deep brown eyeliner and mascara to really make things pop.
Dark Skin Tones: You’ve got the best of both worlds: go for really light and shimmery pinks for serious drama, or darker shades with apricot and rust overtones will really play on the warmer undertones of your skin. Cut the creases with a similar-shade purple for golden and warm undertones, or beige for cooler tones with olive undertones. For the final pop, go for mahogany or a dark purple eyeshadow on the brow and for the liner and mascara.
Regardless of Tone: Save the lighter shades for the day, and bring out the vivid and glittery, flashy, or shimmery ones for the evening and nights out.