Gone are the days when wearing pink eyeshadows, or any pink makeup, was reserved for teenage girls. Pastel pinks with unflattering, chunky glitter pigments have since given way to a wide range of beautiful pink shades in a variety of textures such as pearlescent and metallics. Here, we examine three of our favourite celebrity looks and how you can create them for everyday wear:
Lucy Boynton at the 91st Academy Awards
Created by celebrity makeup artist, Jo Baker, the focus of Boynton’s look was her complexion, and the accents of pink on her lids, cheeks and lips were then applied to complement her skin. “I wanted to focus on glowing skin, to add colour without adding too much,” explains Baker. She used a sheer layer of foundation to even out Boyton’s skin tone before layering on a concealer to neutralise areas that showed signs of redness. Then, she dusted on an illuminating finishing powder, which Baker refers to as “a powder that isn’t too powdery, with sparkle that doesn’t sparkle too much”.
When it comes to making pink eyeshadows pretty yet still elegant and professional, less is always more. According to Baker, “Pink eyeshadows can read very heavy, but blush is a perfect way to play around with pinks on the eyes.” So if it’s your first time experimenting with pink eyeshadows, create a soft look with a blusher instead. For Boynton’s look, Baker created a base with Chantecaille’s Philanthropy Cheek Shade in Bliss, for a sheer wash of colour.
Next, she intensified the look with Chantecaille’s Mermaid Eye Matte in Sylvie, $58, a soft brown shade, on the inner corners and the centre of your eyelids.
Then, she tapped on a shimmering rose peach and iridescent lilac pink shade from the Chantecaille Polar Ice Eye Palette, $163, to give dimension to the lids.
She followed with Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade in Sole, extending it onto the lower lash line for a subtle definition.
And finally, Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, $123, was used to really lengthen and open up Boynton’s eyes.
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