May 14, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

The Best Pink Makeup for Olive Skin Tones

That round-the-clock, perfect tan. We’re all a bit jealous of it, you know. And it doesn’t stop there, because just about any makeup color complements your olive skin tone — from gold and earthy to neon anything! But, one of the most stunning shades of all? Pink. You can never really go wrong with pink makeup, unless, of course, you choose the wrong shades. Yikes! Obviously, we would never let that happen to you nor would we steer you in the wrong direction, which is why we’ve put together a perfectly pink makeup guide for your specific skin tone.

Pink Makeup for Olive Skin

Rosy Pink Blush

While mauve and bronzy blushes look warm and rich against your skin tone, subtle pops of pink bring instant life to your complexion. Olive skin with cooler undertones looks naturally bright and blushing with rosy-pink blushes. Those with warmer undertones can highlight and accentuate their golden complexion using a (slightly shimmery) peachy-pink blush for a sun-kissed touch of color!

Product Recommendations: Urban Decay Afterglow in Crush, Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Deep Rose, Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in #305

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Pinkish Pout

A classic red lip — we can’t live without it. A nude pout — perfect for any occasion. But, pink lipstick … pink lipstick is LIFE. Your olive complexion pairs well with multiple pinks — more specifically, those with purple or berry undertones, as they give off a certain “glammed up” and chic appearance! They’re perfect for dinners, date night, or even the office for when you’re feelin’ extra dressy. And if you’re looking for a brighter pop of color to embrace the spring or summer spirit, pink lipstick with coral notes (matte or glossy) is sure to stand out against your olive skin tone.

Product Recommendations: Lancôme Rouge in Love in Pink Bon Bon, NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Tiara, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Innocent

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Shimmery Pink Shadow

Anyone can pull off a traditional smoky eye or neutral palette, but you can rock a gleaming rose gold look like no one’s business! That’s why sheer pinks with hints of gold or tawny-pinks with metallic flakes are the perfect shadow shades for your golden skin tone. Just swipe a light layer of either for a daytime look or build the color for extra pigmentation and add black eyeliner to really make the pink stand out!

Product Recommendations:
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette, NYX Prismatic Shadows in Girl Talk, Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Inked in Pink

For those non-pinkish days, check out the rest of our makeup tips and tutorials!



    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for 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.