Monday, 9 June 2014

Makeup Look: Fresh Pinks for Spring

If you haven't figured it out yet, I've had a total change of heart about pink makeup this spring. After banging on about pretty, fresh pinks for the past couple weeks, I thought it would be helpful to showcase one of the many ways that I like to wear the bright pink trend that is oh so fabulous for sunny days. Pink is such a versatile color and there is a shade out there for everyone. I think this look is nice for a day shopping with your friends or even worn on a night out. This makeup look is super simple, using light grey shimmery eyeshadows for subtle definition and black liner for a cat eye flick. Lashings of mascara was applied to the top lashes only for a very dolly look. Pink cream blush was used across the apples of the cheeks and blended up towards the temples to sculpt the face and the look was finished off with a bright pink gloss.

Today I used three new products that I have been really loving. Two affordable drugstore products and one splurge! The Joe Fresh Cream Blush in Blossom is an insanely affordable and impressive cream blush. I like this blush for the fact that it doesn't have a dewy finish and also doesn't have a powder finish. I love that it has that non-greasy creamy texture that just melts into the skin without highlighting uneven skin texture or imperfections (and no shimmer!). The blush is super pigmented so I would recommend going easy with it on the first application. Another bonus is that it lasts all day on the cheeks without budging. It is a drugstore blush that seriously brings it for a very reasonable $8 at Dominion (Not to mention that it rivals my favorite cream blush, the Stila Convertible Colors).

The next drugstore product that has made it's way into my collections is the Maybelline Color Elixir in Hibiscus Haven, a punchy purple-toned bright pink. I've heard a few rave reviews floating around Youtube about this little drugstore lippie and I am so happy I picked this up! It's definitely not the type of color I would normally be drawn to but I really like the way it looks against my pale skin without being too in your face. In the look above, I used a lip liner underneath to tone down the neon-ness of the gloss and I think it makes the color even more wearable for daytime.

Finally, I broke down and purchased a decent liquid liner pen. The Stila Stay All Day Water Proof Liquid Liner in Intense Black is probably the best liquid liner I have ever used. The super thin tip makes it easy to make a subtle flick but also allows the precision to build it up to a hefty line if desired. As the lengthy product name states, it stays all day and does not move. I like to think of this product as liquid liner for dummies, which is a dream for liquid liner noobs like myself. If you are someone who wears liquid liner on a daily basis or a few times a week, I think it's definitely worth the splurge.


FACE: Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, Maybelline Dark Circle Corrector (for under eye area), Vichy Dermablend Foundation Stick (used as high coverage concealer for spots/scars), Clarins Ever Matte Powder. 

EYES: Dior 5 Couleures Palette in Grege, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Intense Black and Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara.

CHEEKS: Joe Fresh Cream Blush in Blossom.

LIPS: Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Rose Quartz and Maybelline Color Elixir in Hibiscus Haven. 

How do you like to incorporate pink into your makeup looks? Will you be trying out bright pinks this spring?

Thanks for reading.


  1. I love pink products, but I can't seem to wear them. I can do oranges, reds, and purples, but pinks are weirdly out of my comfort zone.

    1. I totally get it! I was anti-pink for so long. I think for me it was finding a color that didn't look trashy/barbie on me. I also tend to hate pink makeup products with shimmer but I'm loving matte pinks. Thanks for commenting Hao :) Nice to hear from you again girl! xo