Incorporating pink into our make-up is a great way of creating a really feminine and fresh look which is set to be a huge trend this spring. Think petal pinks, pastel shades, and rosy cheeks.
A great way to start if you are a bit apprehensive with using pink is on the lips. The right shade of pink can really brighten your complexion and transform your overall look. I normally opt for darker, blue toned pinks but for spring, it’s all about the pale petal pink. One of my recent favourites is Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butter in the shade ‘Strawberry Shortcake’. This shade is perfect as it is not so light that it will completely wash you out, yet it is not super bold which keeps things soft and pretty for spring. The formula of these lip butters is great as they are really moisturising, yet not too sheer so you still have quite good colour payoff.
For eyes, although the idea of pink eye shadow may seem scary, it can work if you find the right shades. There is only one palette I turn to and it is Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette. This is perfect as it is full of all really wearable shades, with a subtle touch of pink. All these shades veer on the warmer side of things which is great, featuring a lot of sparkle as well which is really pretty for spring. I use the shade ‘Limit’ all across the lid which is a great neutral pink tone. The shades ‘Dust’, ‘Burnout’ and ‘Buzz’ are all pink sparkly shades which look really pretty on the centre of the lid. I then use the darker almost mauve-pink ‘Nooner’ in the crease to add definition, followed by the darkest shade ‘Blackheart’, which is a really beautiful almost black shade, with an infusion of pink glitter. The palest shade ‘Strange’ is an understated off-white pink which is great if you want to go for something much softer. Alternatively you can apply it in the inner corner and underneath the brow bone to highlight.
If you want an easier way to achieve this pink trend, a great alternative is Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in ‘Pink Gold’ which is brilliant on its own for a subtle pink sheen with surprising pigmentation. You could also use this to layer under eye shadow for a really long-lasting effect.
Sleek also do a really great pink blush which is perfect for spring in the shade ‘Pixie Pink’. It looks super bright in the pan but it transfers quite naturally and its high pigmentation means you really only need a tiny bit. Another firm blush favourite is Max Factor’s Miracle Touch creamy blush in ‘Soft Pink’. These little pots are great as you literally only need the tiniest amount, plus the cream formula makes them ideal for spring as dewy skin is always on trend and compliments the pretty pink look to create a really feminine feel.