Today at STYLEanthropy, I wanted to share with you this Spring Pink Makeup look. It’s a super simple and easy look, but I’d like to think that the Pink packs a lot of punch! Keep the rest simple and you’re blooming like the flowers in May. See how I did this makeup look below.
Spring Pink Makeup
The key to this simple look is keeping the rest neutral. Let the pink pop out, but balance the look with a natural-looking face. This way, you won’t have to worry about looking like a Barbie doll (which isn’t bad but just saying this in case that’s not your cup of tea). To start, a flawless face is key. My secret? Make Up For Ever primer and Ultra HD foundation.
Start with a Primer & Foundation
I remember about 5 years ago when I first tried the MUFE HD foundation, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve become a loyal user of the foundation, even until they improved on it and renamed it Ultra HD.
Now, I’ve used different primers with it in the past. They were good enough, but when Make Up For Ever sent me these primers for different uses, I asked myself why I never tried them before. Perhaps I was overwhelmed that they had so many different primers without even giving them a shot. Apparently, each one has a different function, and I’m telling you they really work wonders! For example, this mattifying primer is my favorite because if you’re oily, it really makes your face look matte. But last winter, I’ve been using the hydrating one to avoid dry skin. If you have large pores, they also have a smoothing primer, among others.
(1) After you cleanse and moisturize your skin, and put lip balm on lips (to moisturize while you do your makeup), just apply the primer with your hands like you would a moisturizer. A tiny drop on the forehead, cheeks and chin are all it takes. If you prefer applying with a sponge, it’s better to help avoid wrinkles.
Conceal, Contour & Eyebrows
(3) If I have blemishes or have huge bags under my eyes, this is my current favorite concealer that DOES magic! Just apply on the areas that need concealing and I use the same foundation brush to blend. You can use your fingers but that can stress your skin and may cause wrinkles especially if you’re in your 30s and upwards. Brush is gentler, so invest in good ones!
(4) After concealing, I do my contour and this Pur Cameo Contour is one of my absolute favorites. I swear it’s easy to use. One end is the contour and the other is the highlighter. It comes with instructions, so you know where to draw those lines in your face. It also comes with my favorite blending sponge. So just use that to blend, blend and blend. That way, no harsh lines show up. We want to keep the look soft, not strong.
(5) My next step is always the brows. Nowadays, it’s kinda my obsession. I will skip the eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick (not lip balm) when I’m in a rush, but I won’t forget to do my eyebrows. I start with an eyebrow pencil like this Pur Wake Up Brow to line the top and bottom of my eyebrows. I fill it up with either the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade or the Pur Browder that really covers all the sparse sections of the brows. I admit, the Browder is a bit messy to apply because of the powder coming out in a small tube. However, it really keeps my brows full and looking natural compared to just a pomade. I’m planning to do a post dedicated to how I do my brows. Stay tuned.
Eye Shadow, Eye Liner, Eye Lashes
(6) Once face and brows are on fleek, it’s time to make those eyes pop up starting with the eye color. But before anything else, apply this Urban Decay Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I’ve learned throughout these years that my eyes are pretty oily. That means eye makeup doesn’t stay well. The key? PRIMER! Just dab a dot all over the eyelids very gently. I also find that it makes the eye shadow color even more pigmented or brighter! For this look, I layered the Harajuku (pink) shade from the UD x Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette underneath and the UD Moondust eyeshadow in Shockwave on top. Just sweep them all over the lids.
(7) Once eyeshadow is done, I either use an eyeliner first then apply my lashes, or do the lashes then layer an eyeliner on top. For this, I went with an eyeliner first. I used Katherine Cessna Brown eye liner, which I have to be honest, couldn’t remember where I got it from. I think it was from New York Fashion Week last September. I just used it for the first time in this look because I wanted a brown color to soften the makeup. I simply lined my waterline and didn’t do any cat eye or wing for this look, just to keep things soft. But if I’m going black, Pur Double Ego has been my go to.
(8) After that, I curl my lashes with the Shu Uemura lash curler. Then, I apply the Urban Decay Fast Easy Sexy partial false lashes with the lash glue included. Sometimes, I would use mascara just to add even more volume. One of my favorites is still the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash. Now the pink eye makeup is done.
Lips and Finishing Touches
(10) Finally, I finished off with the Laura Mercier translucent powder. I just realized I didn’t wear any blush. But if you want a rosy blush, the orgasm shade is my all time favorite! Once you apply your blush, follow up with the Laura Mercier powder all over your face. I love this product. It’s the holy grail when it comes to setting your full face of makeup. It’s lightweight and sheer, you won’t see it. But it gives your face a flawless finish.
That’s it! This Spring Pink Makeup look is done. Wasn’t that simple and easy?
What do you think folks? Love this look? Let me know if you’d like to see more beauty looks or tutorials here on STYLEanthropy. Until the next! Xo, C.