Blue and pink makeup may sound a bit clownish, but rest assured, they can look fabulous if you pick the right shades. Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year — Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz — are actually a great makeup duo as they can be softened or intensified as needed to suit the look you’re going for. Check out two ways to rock this year’s hottest colors!
Step 1: Prime the eye area and apply a light blue shadow (try The Body Shop Color Brush Wet & Dry Eye Shadow Palette in Boyfriend Jeans) all over your lids, and up to the crease. Use a fluffy shadow brush to buff out the edges, so the color is blended well. Apply the light blue shadow along the lower lash line for a smoky look. Add a swipe of highlighter to the brow bone and blend it in with shadow brush or your finger.
Step 2: Take a rose-colored cream or liquid blush (like YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in Rose Hedoniste) and apply a few dots along the cheekbones. Blend the color well with your fingers or makeup sponge, so that there’s a subtle hint of pink on the cheeks.
Step 3: Finish off the look by lining the lips with a light pink lip liner. Fill them in with the same shade and top it all off with a light pink gloss (try Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Tickled Pink).
Step 1: Begin with primer and then dust a light pink shadow all over the lids and along the lower lash line. Make sure the shade is a bit more natural looking, with a peachy undertone to it (try NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Pink Cloud). Since you’re doing a bold lip, it’s best to keep the eye subtle and soft. Follow this pink makeup tutorial for application tips!
Step 2: Dust a light pink blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend it out with a fluffy blush brush.
Step 3: Prime lips with a light layer of concealer to intensify the lipstick color. Then, line them with an invisible liner to avoid bleeding. Grab a light blue lipstick (like NYX Macaron Lippie in Blue Velvet) and fill in the lips completely for a blue pout that stands out!
About the Author:Angela helps inspire and inform the Makeup.com audience by delivering the latest beauty tips, tricks and trends.
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