What better way to kick off this month’s Wakeup Your Makeup than with a pink party look! Not only is pink makeup feminine and flirty, it also reminds us to Think Pink during October, the national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read on for some key tips on pulling off a pink party look (without looking like a ball of cotton candy!)
1. Conceal Redness
When prepping your face for makeup, you want to ensure that you use a good concealer to hide any redness in order to avoid looking extra flushed when wearing pink. We recommend Savoir Faire’s Concealer and Finishing Powder – using your finger or a sponge, dab the concealer over the problem areas followed by a light dusting of the finishing powder on top.
2. Go monochromatic with pink
Wearing pink on your lids, cheeks and lips sounds totally OTT right? Well it doesn't have to be! Try going monochromatic with your pink makeup by selecting a part of your face that you want to focus on, such as your eyes or your lips. Apply the most vibrant and intense pink on your palette to this area, whilst using a lighter shade of pink in other areas. For example, if you want to highlight your lips, apply a hot fuchsia pink lipstick (such as Savoir Faire's Mini Lipstick in 'Showgirl'), while keeping your eyes and cheeks soft with with a light pink. For a soft shimmery cream eyeshadow, try Napoleon Perdis' Creme de la Creme Eyeshadow in 'Quicksilver'. And for fresh pretty cheeks? You can't go past MeMeMe's Cheek and Lip Tint in 'Poppy Tint'.
3. Pair pink with neutrals
If you're not big on too much pink, try combining pink with neutrals to make the colour pop. Whether you choose a vivid pink or a soft pink, use it on only one part of your face and keep everything else neutral with black, grays or nudes. I'm loving the smokey eye and hot pink lips combo that Gwen is rocking here. For ultra bright pink lips, try OCC Lip Tar in 'Pageant', while the MeMeMe Create the Look Pack in 'Smokey Eyes' will make smokey eyes as easy as 1, 2, 3!
What event would you wear a pink makeup look to? What are some of your favourite pink products? Let us know below! - Lucy