You may have noticed that pink is everywhere. Literally everywhere. All the major upcoming Spring makeup collections are drenched in the hue - from soft baby pink to coral and deep magenta.
So it's time to think pink because it can be a really flattering colour on any skin tone. It brightens and lifts, and it's just nice to have an excuse to change up your makeup with some wearable shades.
- I've begun by applying Bobbi Brown's Stick Foundation in Alabaster for some extra coverage. I've applied it with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, but fingers work just fine too.
- Next, using some omega and concrete powder shadows from Mac on an angled brush, I've applied a strong brow. Be careful with this step - you want strong brows, not scouse brows!
- To begin the eye,apply a Mac Paint Pot in Stormy Pink all over the lid with your ring finger. This primes the eye and is also a beautifully wearable dusky shade of pink that will bring out all eye colours.
- Run this colour under the eye too.
- Next, take a Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Pink Gold and dab it into the inner corner of the eye.
- Apply this along the inner corner of the lower lashline too; just to catch the light.
- Next, grab any deep brown eyeshadow - I'm using Shadowy Lady from Mac - and apply this with a fluffy brush along the crease of your eye and along the lower lashline. This will give the eye depth, and a more sculpted look.
- Now for the tricky bit. Use whatever liner you're most comfortable with, and line your upper lashline.
- I'm using Maybelline's gel liner and a fine liner brush to create a dramatic, thickish flick. Notice how low the flick is - I haven't swept the liner back up toward the brow until it meets the lower lashline.
- Take your time with the liner until you're happy that both eyes are even.
- Then, take some of Mac's Pigment Colour Powder in Rose, an iridescent rose gold, and pat a dot onto the centre of your eyelid to make the whole thing more interesting, and give a beautiful flash of shine when you blink.
- To round out the look, apply a few coats of your favourite mascara. I'm using L'Oréal's Miss Manga (check out our glowing review).
- For blush, I'm going with the recently launched Clarins Multi-Blush in Grenadine. Its very fine gold shimmer mirrors the eye while giving a natural looking flush.
- Then apply some powder highlighter with a fluffy brush. Mac's Mineralize Skinfinish in cult favourite Perfect Topping has just the right pinkish-neutral undertone to reflect the light and compliment this tonal look. (Perfect Topping is coming back in Mac's forthcoming Spring Collection. Read Aisling's fangirl love letter to Perfect Topping.)
- Finally, line your lips with any nude liner - I'm using a nude liner from No 7.
- Then fill in the lips and apply a dusky pink lipstick or gloss.
- I've chosen one of YSL's Glosst Stains in shade 101.
What do you think of the resurgence of pink? Would you wear this look? Tell us in the comments.