How to Find Your Perfect Pink Makeup

How to Find Your Perfect Pink Makeup

Pink makeup is in for the season. Think you can’t rock this girly hue? There is a pink for every skin tone, you just have to know how to find it.

In the current issue of Allure magazine, Julia Roberts displays a palette of pink makeup. I know what you’re thinking…But she’s Julia Roberts!

True that the pretty woman can pull off almost anything. But there is a pink out there that will play up your skin tone beautifully.

Pinks are in for the cooler weather season. They add a just-stepped-in-from-the-chill quality and almost give a translucent look to skin. If you feel more clown than cute in rosy hues, read on for tips, tricks, and product picks for to get every skin tone in the pink.

Perfect Pink Makeup Picks for Every Skin Tone

Fair Skin

Those with lighter skin tones have the toughest time pulling off pink. The wrong hue can take you straight to played-in-Mom’s-makeup territory. The problem? Certain pinks enhance natural pink undertones in skin. The key is to choose shades that lean to lilac or peach. Sheer pinks also work well on fair skin.

On Cheeks: Pat a cream blusher into cheeks for a natural looking flush. Try Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Sweet, RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Demure, or Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Blush – Classic in Crush. You want the bright pop of pink color but it looks all wrong on your skin? Try layering a wee bit of pink blush over a warmer apricot tone. Skin looks luminous and you get the color without the baby doll effect.

On Lips: Pretty petal pink is the way to go for fair skin. Ilia Beauty Lip Gloss in Love Buzz is just right and looks casual or dressed up. Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Hold Me Now is more lipstick-y but sheer enough for delicate skin. Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques’ lip glosses will add a shimmer and shine to keep your lips hydrated and keep that gorgeous color in place.

On Eyes: Yes, pink also works on eyes. For lighter skin stick with light, sheer or shimmering pinks. Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Camelia adds just a touch of rosy glow without making eyes look red.

Medium Skin

Medium skin tones can work a wide array of pinks, from nude and brownish pinks to peony shades. Take liberties here, experiment and see what you like. Remember, if you are going with a bold shade, keep the rest of your makeup simple.

On Cheeks: A mauve tone will look more intense, an apricot will look more natural. Try Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Vivacious, RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile, and Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Compact in Blossoming.

On Lips: A demure pink, Kjaer Weis Lip Tint Compact in Bliss Full, will lend an understated look. Go for a bold magenta for a power glam look with Ilia Beauty Lipstick in Neon Angel.

On Eyes: A swipe of rosiness on eyelids? Yes, please. Ilia Beauty Silken Shadow Stick in Next To You hits the spot.

Dark Skin

Dark skin tones can go with bold pinks. This means rich, rosy fuchsia, berry and rose gold.

On Cheeks: Don’t be afraid to go for drama on cheeks. A sweet hit of color on apples looks brilliant on darker skin tones. Some to try – Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Blush – Classic in Torch, Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Compact in Happy, and La Bella Figura Radiant Crème Blush-Just Jenna.

On Lips: An intense lip color may be the easiest and most fun way to rock some pink. RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Sublime and Kjaer Weis Lip Tint Compact in Romance both fit the bill.

On Eyes: Sure, you could go with a shimmering frosty baby pink. But why not go for it with a bright shock of color? Haut Cosmetics Raw Pigments in Tourmaline says it all. Entire lid too much? Try using it as an accent smudged along upper and lower lash lines, paired with gold shadow and black eyeliner.

All Skin Tones

Another way to get a hint of pink into your look without going full throttle is with highlighter. Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector in 904 is an ultra sheer skin luminizer with a pink tone that reflects light and brightens skin. Apply to cheekbones, brow bones, bow of lips, and bridge of nose.

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Liz Thompson

Liz Thompson is an organic beauty expert who has been researching and writing on the subjects of natural beauty, health, and wellness for over 10 years. She specializes in sharing safe beauty products and her knowledge on healthy ingredients with her readers, and helping organic beauty brands and shop owners share their message and products with the world through her writing services.