You don’t have to wear a full pink eye look to pull off pink make up tones. Here’s the quickest way to introduce some pinky hues into your everyday looks. Especially on the days when you don’t have a lot of time.
Pink is a funny colour to have in your make up collection. Considering it’s always considered a near-flesh tone (ish) it’s one of those colours that so many people steer away from. I myself never used to wear pink that much because I was terrified of it looking naff. That’s the problem with pinks – when it comes to the eyes, if it goes wrong the fear is that you’ll look like you’ve been crying, got pink eye or you’ve just been in a fight with a small animal. It’s tough to pull off pink tones. And the problem with pink being a bit difficult to work with means that even on the everyday products that you do use (blush etc) you tend to stick to one tone for safety. And where’s the fun in that?!
It took me a long time to build my pink-confidence. But now that I have, it’s one of the colours I wear most. And now I’ve nailed the eye looks, I’m confident in the rest. If you want to see how to create a pink eye look that’s easy and affordable watch my YouTube tutorial here. It will show you how easy it really is to pull off a great pink-smokey eye look.
For me though, pink, and more precisely, blush pink, has become one of my most used hues. It’s an easy colour to use because it works for any make up style and any occasion. It’s versatile enough for daytime and evening and when you find your tone, you’ll stick with it like you do with your trusty staple nude lipstick. It’s amazing how much more alive it makes my whole face look – especially when I don’t have time to apply a lot of products.
When I wear nothing but foundation, mascara and black liner, I can rely on a blush lipstick and matching blusher to create dimension, shape and colour on my skin. My current favourite blush lipsticks is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Pink. Which has just the right amount of pink to make the lips pop. And in terms of quick-and-easy make up looks, it takes seconds to apply. So it’s great for on-the-go.
I team it with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio in shade Cocktail Party which contains three different pink tones and depending on if I’m wearing fake tan/dark foundation then I’ll go for the darker pink. Otherwise I stick to the lighter shade. A quick brush with a powder brush across the apples of my cheeks, slightly swept backwards, is just enough to give my cheeks an English-Rose kinda’ vibe. It’s natural, pretty and feminine. And again it takes just seconds.
Both products work well at creating a simple blush make up look that works together. And it’s this look that I often sport in the mornings on the school run – because the blush tones just perk me up enough to look human. Plus, you can’t beat ABH for everyday staples – the quality and staying power is some of the best I’ve ever tried.
When it comes to the barely-there make up days, we all want a little something without needing to spend a lot of time on it. I know that I can rely on a blush tone to pull the whole look together and do the work for me. And as much as I’m someone who loves to wear full make up everyday, sometimes it’s not always possible – and these two products, and less than 2 minutes bridge that gap for me.
Two Minute Beauty Time
Apply foundation, BB Cream or any quick coverage product for your simple base.
Coat your lashes with a quick slick of mascara for shaping the eyes.
Line the lower (and if you want to, the upper) lash line for eye definition.
A slick of blush lipstick across the lips, dabbed with the finger afterwards for a natural set.
Take a large brush and dust blusher over the apples of the cheeks and backwards.
….Voila. The most simple blush tone look for spring hues, in less than 2 minutes. You’re welcome.
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