I like pink in general. Fuchsia, pastel pinks, baby pinks, hot pinks… just not on my eyes. I have double eyelids but I do not have a prominent eye socket. Some people call my type of eyes monolids, some call it hooded eyes, whatever it is, pinks just don’t look good on me. Shimmery pinks especially make my eyes look swollen, like I’ve been sneezing the whole day. So I avoid it like a plague, unless it is just as a highlight.
Here, I will try to make it work. This palette contains 4 very light colours and only one darker one. I think it’s a no brainer to come up with a day look, so here, I will feature a more smouldery one.
I have oily lids so I must use a primer. My go to eye primer has always been the Urban Decay Primer Potion. There are times when I use long wearing cream eyeshadows too. Both MAC and Estee Lauder ones work well. As I was experimenting with this palette, I found that pinks don’t scare me as much anymore. It’s either I’m better at makeup (ahem!) or this palette is rather wearable! Probably a little of both, I reckon. Here’s the palette for your reference.
As usual, I try to use all 5 colours in the palette. I’m sure using just 2 or 3 colours from this palette will be sufficient too. As an all over base, I applied the shade in the centre. With the darkest colour in the palette, I brushed it from the outer corner of my eyes inward, stopping halfway. This is to give my eyes definition. With the same dark colour, I applied where my socket is and blend. To brighten the eyes , I dabbed the top left pink at the centre of my lids. The bottom right pink is used to highlight the inner corners of the eyes and the top right is used sparingly to highlight the brow bone. The dark shade is used again to smudge out bottom lashline. I tightlined my eyes with a black pencil liner and drew in my brows (extending it a little longer than my natural brows) using an ashy brown eyeshadow. 2 coats of mascara sealed the look. I think falsies will give it more drama but I did this very late last night so I was lazy.
For the rest of the face, I used:
Lighting is hubby’s DIY beauty dish, first time experimenting with it. This look is much darker in real life. There is also a pop of pink on the cheeks. Here in the photos, you see a very wearable look that is even suitable for day time. LOL! I would’ve prefered a soft box for a softer, more flattering picture, so I’m working on it.
I hope you liked this look. I put a lot of hard work into it. 2am and still editing! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 🙂
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