Here’s How to Get This Hot Pink, Rhinestone-Studded Eye Makeup Look

April 20, 2022
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | by L'Oréal
Person wearing hot pink eyeshadow on pink and green background
If you’re looking for a makeup look that exudes fun, glamorous energy for spring, you’ve come to the right place. Hot pink eyeshadow with a wash of iridescent glitter and a sprinkling of 3D face gems is equally whimsical for a festival, a party or even for prom if you’re feeling adventurous. Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial on how to recreate this bright and girly makeup look, which was inspired by @reitxmakeup.
  • STEP 1:

    Build Your Base

    Start by priming your lids with an eyeshadow primer, such as the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Next, blend a light pink shadow through your crease. Here, I used the shade second from the right in the second row of the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights

  • STEP 2:

    Deepen the Inner and Outer Corners

    To create a halo-eye effect, use a small smudger brush to pack on a hot pink shadow in the inner and outer corners. I used the neon pink shade second from the left in the first row of the NYX palette.

  • STEP 3:

    Add a Wash of Shimmer

    Next, use your finger to sweep on a sheer layer of shimmer, starting at the center of the lid and extending the color all the way up to the brow bone. This gives the look more of an editorial vibe. I used the shades Not a Bot and Static from the Urban Decay Naked Cyber Eyeshadow Palette.

  • STEP 4:

    Apply Your Face Gems

    To map out where you want your face gems to go, try drawing dots on your lids with white eyeliner. I wanted mine to land right above my crease. Once you’ve got the placement down, apply a tiny bit of lash glue in the areas you want to lay your gems. Allow the glue to get tacky, then place your rhinestones with tweezers or a dotting tool. My favorite face gems are these stickers from Amazon, which come in a variety of sizes.

Photography and Makeup: Ariel Wodarcyk, Design: Juliana Campisi

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