I’ve gone pink!!! No, not my hair. It’s still purple (or will be once I touch up my color tonight!). And not my wardrobe. That is very happily a colorful collection of black, grey, charcoal, light black, oh and I have some white thrown in there for variety. I’ve gone pink with my make-up!
I’ve never been a pink chic. Even as a little kid. While every other little girl wore frilly pink dresses, I tended to wear polka dot dresses in primary colors, floral dresses in blue and white, and yellow was my favorite color. But something happened to me once I died my hair purple. Brown tones (even cool ones) felt too brassy on me. Charcoal greys and soft slates looked nice and became my new neutral for eye make-up. But the weird color I’ve kept gravitating to is pink shades. I have quite a few pink eye shadows that came in palettes, so I started playing around with them and I’ve got to say, my new go-to shade is pink!
Here’s my new favorite “pink” products…
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow in #105 Rose for Romance. A beautiful quad. I use the darker rose color all over, the soft brown in the crease, the light pink as the highlighter and the dark brown as a powder eye liner.
Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder. A gorgeous pink glow to put on top of an existing blush or bronzer.
W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Colorstick #1 Creamy Pink. A fantastic creamy stick that gives a golden pink glow without being flat. Also makes a beautiful cream eye shadow base.
Boots No7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define in Pink Pearl. For those days when you need a quick eye that will last all day and then some. A cool, slightly shimmery pink that brightens the eye up.
Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer in Pink Whisper. A totally natural pink. For me, it’s the perfect nude as most nudes are way to brown/taupe for me. And the pink tone doesn’t go all cotton candy on your lips.
L’Oreal Paris Glossy Balm in #260 Vintage Rose. For when a soft pink is too pale and you need a little pop of color, but not too much of a pop. No thick or goopy. Reapplication is a breeze with no flaking or chapping.
Chanel Glossimer in #94. Hello! It’s Chanel! That’s why I love it! 🙂 No, really, it’s a beautiful soft shade of pink. Not too thick, not to sticky.
L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in #103 Blushing Harmony. For those days I want more coverage/opacity than a traditional gloss, but don’t want the commitment of a lipstick. Thicker so it stays put longer, but not sticky. Reapplication is easy, peasy too.
And my most favorite right now? The new eye shadow palette from Maybelline, The Blushed Nudes. A stunning, satin flesh tone for all over the lid, a dark rosy pink for the crease, and a multitude of highlighter colors in various undertones as well as a variety of dark browns to further emphasize the crease and to line the eyes.
What other pink products should I try?
What make-up colors did you think you would never ever try in a million, zillion years, but once you did, you fell in love with?
Note: While I do work for W3LL PEOPLE, I did not receive any compensation for this article and I received the product as a quarterly gratis benefit for working for the company. For the rest of the companies, we do not work for any of them, nor did we receive any sort of compensation or freebies for writing this article.