Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tips For Wearing Pink Eyeshadow.

Wearing pink eyeshadow is a lot more tricky and complicated than most people would think. Anything that isn't super light, or has a champagne tint to it is the most flattering and commonly worn pink eyeshadow. Once you get into medium-hot pinks, they can make you look bloodshot, tired, and they can emphasize your dark circles. Here are some tips for wearing pink eyeshadows without looking like you're tired, have dark circles, or have bloodshot eyes.

  1. Keep the pink eyeshadow away from your lower lash line. This is the area where it can make you look the most tired and bloodshot.
  2. Keep hot pinks in the outer edge of your crease color. Hot pinks can be good blending/transition colors.
  3. Be sure to put black eyeliner in the inner-upper rim (tightline) of your eye. This gives you more definition to your eye and helps you look less tired.
  4. Peachy-pinks are more flattering than medium pinks
Here are some examples of pink eyeshadows that I own that I can get away with wearing:

This is MAC's Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo in Play on Plums. As you can see, the pink on the top is more peachy. I like to use this pink to blend out the darker color when I put it in my crease.

This is Stila's Eye For Color Palette. The top color is light enough that it can be used normally without looking weird on your eyes. The bottom color is pink enough that I wouldn't recommend using it as a lid color. 

This is the Wet-n-Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Spoiled Brat. This pink should definitely be used on the eyelid with caution, and I would recommend using this to blend from the dark crease color out. 

This is another hot pink that I would suggest using as a blending color as well.

Keep these tips in mind and you'll avoid looking overly tired when using pink eyeshadow!