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Pink Makeup Looks That Flatter Every Skin Tone

May 20, 2021

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Pink Makeup Looks That Flatter Every Skin Tone

If there’s one 2021 makeup trend that we can get on board with, it’s pink makeup. The shade is universally flattering and gives your skin a healthy flush, while warming up your complexion. When we think about pink makeup, the first products that usually come to mind are lipsticks and blushes. The world of pink makeup goes beyond this – there are highlighters, eyeshadows, and even eyeliners to choose from.
Whether you’re saying ‘I do’ or grabbing brunch with your girlfriends, pink makeup is always a good idea! Just like rose gold has a moment a few years ago, pink makeup is having the same. Just like pink hair and pastel clothes are all the rage, pink makeup has jumped onto the scene as the must-try trend for 2021.
Pink is a colour you can wear almost anywhere on your face. You can swipe it along your cheeks, tap it on your eyelids, or add a coat of it along your lips. It gives your look a romantic feel and creates a soft aesthetic. You can wear the same shade of pink or add depth to your look by using different hues of pink.
You have 50 shades of pink to choose from – ranging from bubblegum pink to baby pink, dark magenta, and peach pink. Pink is a neutral colour, if you know how to use it. It’s one of the few colours that works for every skin tone and complexion. Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, you can use different shades of pink to create a myriad of look.
The beauty of experimenting with pink is that it’s one colour that every brand carries It’s not like green or blue, where you’ll struggle to find blush or lipstick to work. Pink is a universal colour that appears in every makeup product range – and almost every makeup palette includes a few pink shades.
Pink is an unapologetically feminine shade and one that every woman has in her makeup bag. You can use it to add a touch of romanticism to your look or to channel your inner supermodel. Everyone from Rihanna to Kylie Jenner and Cardi B have been photographed working pink  makeup looks.
With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start experimenting with the colour. As there’s so many tones and hues to choose from, you can wear pink all year round. We’re sharing some of the must-try pink makeup trends for 2021 that flatter every skin tone, along with the best way to apply these products.

Pink Eyeshadow


If there’s one makeup trend that every celebrity is wearing right now, it’s pink eyeshadows. One of the first celebrities to wear the colour on the red carpet was Lady Gaga, who used a petal-pink eyeshadow with rhinestones for a glamorous look.
With the right application and shade choice, pink eyeshadow can be more versatile that you first expect. You can use it to create everything from soft natural looks to romantic glamorous evening looks.
What makes pink so versatility is the sheer variety of shades available for you to choose from. You can use three or four shades to create a pastel smoky eye. You want to start with a lighter champagne pink on the inner corner to make your eyes pop. After that, you can blend out the shadows, developing to a darker pink as you reach the outer crease. With a darker pink eyeshadow look, you can keep the attention on your eyes by adding a lighter ‘your lips but better’ shade of pink.

You don’t have to be subtle with your pink eyeshadow. Sometimes, more is better. You can take a leaf from Lady Gaga’s book and add rhinestones to your eyeshadow to make it more dramatic. If you’re someone who prefers a little shimmer, you can take your pink makeup look to the next level. Pink can have high impact if you know how to blend the colours. A glittery fuchsia shadow can be blended from your eyelids to the crease, adding in a lighter hue to create depth for the look. You’ll want to take your lightest shade of pink and apply it to the inner corner of your eyes to brighten your look.
Eyeshadow no longer has to sit just on your eyelids. You can spread it out from the corner of your lids to your temples for a romantic look. The key to this look is to keep the rest of your makeup as simple as possible, focusing on adding length to your lashes and a glow to your checks. If you want to carry the pink through to your lips, you’ll want to choose a shade that’s darker than your eyeshadow choice to balance out your look.

Monochrome


If you fall in love with a shade of pink – why not use it all over? This method works best if you can find a multitasking 3-in-1 product. It works best if you have a shade you can apply to your lips, cheeks, and eyes. Stay on the lookout for liquid tints that are safe for your eyes. If you can’t find an all-in-one product, try and find the closet match of shades that look like they’re in the same hue of pink.
For a monochrome look to work and not appear too flat, you want to choose a buildable colour. Keep it as sheer as possible on your cheeks, before building it up at your lips, and then going darker across your eyelids. With a monochrome look, it’s easier to start with one aspect of your look – whether it’s your eyes or lips – and build the rest of your look around it.

Subtle Touch of Pink


When you’re starting to experiment with a new makeup trend, you might want to keep it simple at the beginning. Instead of jumping off at the deep end, you can go more minimalistic. Take a leaf from Kylie Jenner’s book and keep your pink eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes. This look makes a statement without being too overpowering. You can blend the pink out to a lighter neutral or champagne colour. You’ll want to make sure to smudge out the pink eyeshadow to avoid it looking too harsh. This look can get you used to wear the colour pink, so that you can slowly upgrade to a full makeup or eyeshadow look.

Peachy Glow


Beauty trends are all revolving around the idea of creating an inner glow by brightening your complexion. We often think of clear lip gloss and ‘barely there’ makeup as a way of achieving this, but pink colours are just as glowing. We love this look by Rihanna, who took a cool-tone pink shade and blended it from your eye lid into the crease, before adding a light touch of mascara.
Instead of using your average champagne or golden highlighter, you can swap it out for a peachy pink glow. You want to apply your highlighter to the area of your face where the sun naturally hits, including the tip of your nose, cupid’s bow, cheekbones, and your brow bone.
You can finish off your look with a crystal pink lip gloss with a subtle shimmer that gives you a glassy look. If your lips are naturally darker, you can apply foundation first to neutralise the colour, before filling your lips in with a liner and lipstick.
Starting with a peachy glow look is the perfect way to get used to wearing pink shades instead of your normal neutrals. You can add a glow to your eyeshadow look buy creating an ombre gradient effect that goes from a pale pink, almost white, before darkening in the outer corners. If you feel like making a statement and adding another layer of glitter, why not try a monotone cut crease?

Match Your Look to Your Hair


If you’re lucky enough to be rocking the pink hair trend, you can match your hair colour to your makeup. It’s a look that Cardi B nailed when heading to the red carpet. With pink hair becoming more common, you can easily adopt it as your new hair colour. The goal with this trend is to choose a colour for your eyeshadow and lipstick that compliment your hair shade.
There are no firm rules with this look, but it’s a good idea to try and keep everything in the same colour family. You can add slightly darker and lighter hues to your makeup. If pink is your favourite colour, you can even carry it through to your nails. While this may feel a little extreme, you can carry it off if you choose complimenting shades that work with your skin tone. The more coats of pink that you add to your look, the more shades you want to experiment with. Having too much on the same pink tone can make your look appear flat.
Which of these pink makeup looks are you going to try? What’s your favourite pink makeup product? Let us know in the comments below!

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