Don’t be fooled by its innocent guise – pink makeup is tricky as hell and there’s a reason why most people draw the line at a fuchsia lip or a hint of blush. One wrong move and you might just end up looking like someone punched you in the mug – but worn correctly, it’s totally worth it. Up for the challenge? Here are three looks that you could totally pull off.
#1 Pretty In Pink
Play up your peepers with baby pink eyeliner. For a bright and fresh look, either skip out on eye shadow entirely or stick to complementary tones like nudes or pinkish mauve. A liquid liner will get you a sharp and precise flick, but you could smudge out a creamy gel or pencil formula for a softer look. If you’re not ready for full-out pink, sneak in pink accents atop your everyday black liner.
Do away with heavy contouring – shape your mug by draping blush across your cheekbones and bringing it toward the temples, achieving a subtle sculpted effect.
Get the look:
(From top, left to right) Sephora Hello Lovely Palette, $16, Tarte Amazonian Clay Pot Waterproof Liner, $32, The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Taipei Orchid, $18, NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Petal, $14, shu uemura metal:ink eyeliner in ME Pink, $40, Urban Decay’s Primer Potion – Original, $33, Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Sweet Pop, $35
#2 Gone Fuchsia
There are tons of ways to rock a perfect pout, but our go-to routine always starts with a good lip scrub and moisturiser to eradicate dry and chapped lips. Neutralise uneven lip pigmentation by applying concealer before loading up on colour. Bold colours can get messy, so using a lip liner and brush will help you be extra precise and minimise lipstick bleeding (when colour feathers out of your lips). As with any statement lip, keep the rest of your makeup au naturel. Add a flirty edge by dusting on fuchsia eye shadow onto your lashes.
Get the look:
(From top, left to right) Make Up Store Microshadow in Hero, $27, Sephora Collection Colorful Eye Shadow in Starlette, $17, BECCA Lip Priming Perfector, $40, M.A.C Prep + Prime Lip, $34, Moonshot Cream Paint in Pink Punch, $33, NYX Lip Primer, $14, THEFACESHOP Moisture Touch Lipstick in PK02, $19.90, shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte in PK376, $38
#3 At First Blush
Glossy lids in this tropical heat seem more pretty than practical, but its whole messy and smudged effect makes it more forgiving. And it’s quite simple to achieve: apply your usual eye makeup and dab on clear gloss or balm, while using patting motions instead of smearing it onto your lids as the oily texture will swipe away your makeup. Since this look is pretty OTT anyway, don’t be afraid to match your lips to your lids. If you prefer the matte effect over glossed up lips, fake the shine by dabbing on highlighter or a hint of gloss in the middle of your lips.
Get the look:
(From top, left to right) shu uemura play date eye & cheek palette in pink sundae, $98, ETUDE House Play 101 Stick in #13, $24, Fauxstix Bolt in Bae, $33, Vaseline Lip Therapy Regular, $4, 3CE Glass Gloss Transparency, $38, Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Lollipop, $38, Butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon, $28
Photography: Justin Loh/Shining Head Media
Art Direction: Aris Lai and Johanna Teo
Makeup & Hair: Gigi Sng using Urban Decay
Model: Narana. E/Ave
This was adapted from an article originally written by Johanna Teo and published in the February 338 issue of Teenage.
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