I have Pink Eye
Today is my first day wearing eye makeup in 4 days. I chose neutral shadows to come back with but it did get me thinking.. about Pink for the eyes. And I’ve seen a lot of it in the past. I suck at doing it but I do have two from Nars that I like…
Nars Baby Girl is a classic pink. At first glance, I know… It looks PINK, I know but the color builds and it really is a nice break from brown.
Fathom is slightly airier than Baby Girl. I always seem to use this alone just one single swipe of color across the lid.
Here are tips for using Pink since it isn’t the easiest color to use. Honestly, they’re tips for eye shadow in general but since this is about Pink…
1. I always use an eye primer. Either Nars or Benefit but many lines have them. They make the shadow, regardless of color, grip to the eye better and you’ll see fewer creases throughout the day. Plus it evens out your base making for the same color across your lid.
2. Start simple. I’m gunshy about color so I always begin with light strokes of color rather than piling it on. It’s easier to add color than take it off.
3. Use brushes and blend. Before knowing anything about shadow, I used those tiny little Q-Tip looking sponges that came with drugstore brands to apply eye makeup. But I’ve learned to throw them away and rely on brushes. Why? You have more control of where the color is going and can blend easier than with those sponges. The angles of the brushes help. There’s a sharply angled brush for Shadow Liner that you won’t be able to live without. And the crease brush will completely change your mind forever (and is very important in that sexy, smokey eye!).
In any case… Pink eye is gone, I think. I hope I didn’t get back on the horse too early… tomorrow, back to your regularly scheduled programming!