I feel like this could be the most non-spring look possible. I feel like I get away with it because it’s very pink! Not your every day pastels or sheer lip colours but something in your face & unapologetic. I guess most would wear this as a night time look but I did this in the day time & loved it. Strong eyes & strong lips complemented each other because my pale skin looked a little stark with just the eye make-up on. Either way let’s get down to how I put this one together, the base isn’t included as I did a very recent post on My Spring & Summer Foundation Routine.
Dramatic Pinks Look
Pink is not a colour I’ve really been into even trying. I randomly picked a Kiko Long Lasting Stick cream shadow on a trip to Leeds & this is the first time I felt the urge to use such a bold shade. It does contain glitter but it gives a metalic finish rather than sparkly, swipe this across the lid then blend out with my Real Techniques Oval Shadow brush or smudge with your finger. You can see this on the left photo on the right eye. This has to be done as soon as you apply it because once it drys it’s not going anywhere until you choose to take it off. I loved that this was a perfect base for Macs Cranberry Eyeshadow which just added extra colour to blend it up to the crease & out with my Mac 217. It has an irridecent finish that I really love but until now didn’t have something that went with it. This is on the left photo on the left eye.
The Lashes & Liner
To finish off the eyes I used my Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal making a line as close to the lashes as possible. It doesn’t have to be perfect as I smoked it out with the Mac 217. If you put too much liner on or more on one than the other just go over this using your blending brush & a bit more Cranberry. I’m all about eye make-up that you can easily adjust so I don’t have to start again! To finish this look I went with Benefits Roller Lash. I like this mascara because it does give a decent coating to the lashes but occasionally when I do the second eye it clumps a little. Possibly eyeshadow that’s on my lashes I’m not sure but it gives a nice defined flutter that is strong enough to stand out from the look I’ve created on the lid. I finished off by adding more Rimmel Scandaleyes to my upper line so I can fill in any gaps from underneath so there’s no white bits showing & in the waterline too.
The Finishing Touches
Last but not least I filled in with my brows with the still being used Mac Brows Pencil which is just too easy & simple that I haven’t gone for anything else yet. I would say that I may need a different shade as it feels a little warm or just maybe not dark enough. That being said my brows lighten up as far as going blonde in summer like I have missing sections of my brow! Does anyone else get that? Maybe have to go have them dyed. Then I follow by adding some Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour to tie my cheeks in without them looking to strong just a nice blush highlighting combo shade. Last but not least the perfect shade to go with this look had to be Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned I always saw this as a deep red but it’s more like a dark Magenta which suits this look. I apply it how I do in my Lipstick with a lip Ring post but keep the edges very soft & undone.
The Dramatic Pink Products
- Kiko Long Lasting Stick in 37 Burgundy £6.90
- Real Techniques Oval Brush £15
- Mac Cranberry Eyeshadow (refill) £10
- Mac 217 Brush £19 (worth the hype)
- Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal in Black £3.99
- Benefit Roller Lash ( Sample Size) – Full Size £19.50
- Mac Brows in Lingering £13.50
- Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Poppy Plum £26
- Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned £19
Do you dare to go this dramatic? This is my dip into pink shades, maybe I will try to make it more Spring inspired but I do love my bold & darker shades! What do you think?