August 19, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

The Grown-Up Way to Wear This Girly Color

Unless you’re a true blue girl’s girl, it’s likely that pink just doesn’t have a substantial presence in your makeup color wheel. With the exception of blush and maybe a gloss or two, many of us haven’t really explored the possibilities of this soft, rosy shade. Is it because it’s just a little too feminine? Or have we just not tapped into the magic that is possible with pink? We think it’s a little of both. In an effort to broaden our makeup horizons, we enlisted the help of makeup extraordinaire Marygene Rose to create an all-pink makeup look that will put your preconceptions about the color to rest. Enjoy!

How to Wear Pink Makeup

Step 1: Spread concealer or eye primer on the entire eye area, including the under-eye region.

Step 2: Dust a soft pink, matte shadow on the lid (try NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Leather and Lace) and buff it out into the crease. Apply the color to the lower lash line and outer corners of the eye so you have a smoked-out look.

Step 3: Take a bright fuchsia shade (we love Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Woodstock) and apply it to the upper and lower lashline, using an eye shadow brush. Blend it out.

Step 4: Wet an angled, liner brush and line the waterline with the same fuchsia shade to add intensity to the look. Swipe a little highlighter along the brow bone.

Step 5: Take a dusty rose-colored blush (like L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Bare Honey) and apply it along the hollows of the cheeks, up to the temples. Blend it well so the color transition is natural.

Step 6: Apply highlighter to the cheekbones and blend upward.

Step 7: Line your lips with an invisible or natural-colored lip liner. Swipe on a mauve-y pink lipstick with a shiny finish or a gloss (we love Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Pink Quartz).

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Photo: Carlos Moscat
Makeup: Marygene Rose
Model: Caitlin Chapman

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