One of spring’s hottest beauty trends just so happens to be inspired by a shade that has some serious historical clout: Pink! Dating back to medieval times, pink was a sign of social status and power. Flash forward to today: Pink has become the unofficial color for all things feminine, bright and strong! Speaking of strong, one of the strongest looks on the Spring 2013 runways was centered around this very color. Pink beauty looks littered the spring runways—from Costello Tagliapietra and Peter Som to Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta, the shows were aflutter with blush-colored touches everywhere: lips, cheeks, and eyes included!
While the idea of wearing pink makeup beyond the lip may seem intimidating we are daring you to give it a try… You’ll be surprised to learn that pink is in fact a very wearable color. Without further ado, here are three ways to work pink into your beauty look along with our top pink-colored product picks along with a helpful tip from one of our favorite experts!
1. Try the eyes. Whether it’s bold look-at-me liner (for the daring) or a shimmery dusting of iridescent blush-colored eyeshadow, pink toned eyes can be worn for work or for play. To get the look try Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Crayon Yeux Haute Tenue in Silky Pink lined along the upper lash line for an understated take on this trend. Or opt for L’Oreal Paris Infalliable 24 HR Eye Shadow in Glistening Garnet.
“For olive skin tones, try using a pink shimmer shadow as a brightening color instead of champagne on the eyes. The rosy flush will brighten the skin and accentuate a healthy glow. Try Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in #7 Sweet Fire.”
-Ashley Rebecca, Freelance Makeup Artist in NYC
2. Polish yourself pink. This is the easiest way to test the trend. Try the latest pink from essie in the Spring 2013 collection, Madison Ave Hue or Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Pink Shock for an instant pink-me-up!
3. Get cheeky! Bold pink blush made a statement on the spring runways so why not swap out your dusty rose blush for something fresh like a pretty pink? To amp up your look in an instant, brush on Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in Light Rose or try Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink.
When in doubt… Go for the pout. If you’re still hesitant to add a splash of pink to your look, get in on the trend by sporting a pink lip. Nothing says spring like a pink pout and we’ve got the perfect lipstick to prove it: Lancôme Rogue in Love High Potency Lipcolor in Midnight Rose. Because this lipstick has coral undertones it’s a universally flattering shade that works with almost all shades of skin.
Now that you’re well versed in all things pink (history lesson included), which way are you going to wear this trend for spring?
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Photos: Lancome, Maybelline New York, L'Oréal Paris, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent, Thinkstock