May 11, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

The Best Pink Makeup for Medium Skin Tones

If you have a medium skin tone, you’re in luck. There are girls on both ends of the spectrum — from porcelain white to dark-skinned — who are envious of your makeup versatility. Just about any shade will enhance or flatter your slightly tanned skin color! This makes it easy for you to pull off different kinds of pink, which is great because it’s such a classic look. From rosy pink cheeks to bright berry lips, we’ll tell you which shades of pink work best with your complexion.

Pink Makeup for Medium Skin Tones

Pretty Pink Blushes

Who doesn’t love perfectly pink cheeks? While a wide spectrum of shades will give you a naturally flushed appearance, medium skin with cooler undertones pairs perfectly with a raspberry hue of pink! Rosy pink is vibrant enough to liven up your cool complexion, while still keeping it in the natural realm. On the other hand, pink blushes with soft apricot or peach undertones add extra warmth to those who have medium skin with warmer undertones. The apricot tint is subtle, yet it provides a fresh pop of color.

Product Recommendations: Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Peach Lingerie, NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Tickled, YSL Blush Volupté in Heroine

RELATED: Best Blush for Skin Tone

Bright-to-Berry Lippies

Again, just about any shade will do. It’s hard for you to go wrong in the pink lipstick department — from light and bright to bold and berry-hued, pink is YOUR color! Ones that flatter your skin tone the most? Candy-colored, watermelon pinks are a fun way to bring color to your beige complexion while mauve or nude pinks work for any occasion. And if you’re really looking to make a statement, a rich, berry pink lipstick is perfect for special occasions (say date night?) … or when you’re just looking for a pick-me-up! Because … lipstick, are we right?

Product Recommendations: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm Pop in Wild Lily, Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Lust for Blush, Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheer Lipstick in #500

RELATED: Daytime Bold Lips

Pink Shadow Shades

Let’s be honest — rocking pink eye shadow can be tricky, no matter your skin tone. But, we’re not ones to give up on making pink makeup work for you! That’s why we’ve found the perfect pink pigments to flatter your skin tone and make your eyes stand out. Because your skin color is still fairly light, you want the pink to stand out instead of blending in and disappearing against your complexion.

To do this, use a white pencil or primer like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to neutralize your lid color and bring out the pink in your shadow — kind of like using white nail polish before a pastel or neon to make the shade stand out! Okay, so what kind of pink already, right? Go for a pink fuchsia with an iridescent or slightly shimmery finish or even a baby pink that is rich in pigment. Go light and ethereal during the day or build the color and use it in combination with bold neutrals for a fun twist on a traditional smoky eye

Product Recommendations: NYX Hot Singles or Pink Lady or Wild Orchid, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Woodstock, NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in Very Pink Pearl

You’ve stocked up on your pinks — how about some other makeup tips and tutorials?

.

comments

    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.