'THINK PINK' MAKEUP TUTORIAL
I’m SO excited about publishing this post because this is officially the first post of this year’s Spring Trilogy series! If you’re new to my blog and you don’t know what the Spring Trilogy is, it’s basically something that I started about five years ago where I filmed three Spring filmed videos for my YouTube channel (head on over to my YouTube to keep up with this year’s videos!) So many of you guys have been asking me to put together a Spring Trilogy series again this year and since it seemed to be such a hit I decided that I would put something together to post on my blog too. The first Spring Trilogy instalment of the series is a makeup tutorial and let me tell you, I had so much fun filming and wearing this look! At the moment I’m totally obsessed with pink (you might have seen a post that I published the other week all about some of my favourite pink makeup products) so I thought that it was only right that I showed you guys how to recreate one of my favourite pink makeup looks!
While in Paris a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get the chance to have my makeup done by Elsa, one of the extremely talented makeup artists at Chanel. It’s not often that I get my makeup done by someone else, but when I do I love to let the makeup artist go wild and completely take the reigns. I find it so interesting to see myself through someone else’s eyes and see what kind of look that they think will compliment my features! Elsa did this totally amazing pink eyeshadow look on me which was completely out of this world (I posted a pic on Instagram which you can see here) and made me look like a totally different person! The look was something that I would never normally go for but I loved it so much and found it so fun to wear. For this tutorial I thought I’d try and recreate a more toned down version which is slightly more wearable for everyday.
Pink eyeshadow is something that I would never normally reach for, but since Chanel kindly gave me one of the incredible Eyeshadow Quad’s with the exact same shades that Elsa used to create my look (No 238) I couldn’t resist giving it a whirl myself. After applying my base and tidying up my brows I dabbed a dusting of the lightest pink shade all over my eyelid as well as a teeny weeny wash of colour underneath my eyes. After that I take a little bit of the darker pink onto my brush and swipe that over the top before making sure that it’s all blended in. To add some depth to my eyes I then apply a little swipe of my Mac eyeliner in the shade ‘Teddy’ to my upper lash line before finishing off with a swipe of my favourite Lancôme Grandiôse Extreme Mascara.
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Antipodes Lipstick 'Dragonfruit Pink'
Chanel Les 4 Ombres
Illamasqua Brow Build 'Rise'
NARS Soft Matte Concealer 'Vanilla'
IT Cosmetics CC Cream 'Fair'
I never would have thought that a pink eyeshadow could look so subtle and wearable but I actually think it works really well and looks super gorgeous. After adding my blush (my go-to Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil in the shade ‘Rose Limonade’) and highlighter (the RMS Living Lumanizer) I finish off the look with a slick of an Antipodes lipstick in the shade ‘Dragonfruit Pink’. When I first tried this look I was so tempted to stick to my comfort zone and apply a subtle nude lip, but I think that wearing a super vibrant pink actually really compliments the eyeshadow. Not only that but the Antipodes lipsticks are the most incredible matte-looking, balm-feeling formula which works perfectly with the rest of the look.
I’d love to know if any of you guys recreate this look at home! I think that this is a really ‘grown up’ way to wear an all-pink look and although it might seem quite daring it actually looks really pretty and surprisingly subtle. This is definitely one of my favourite makeup looks right now so expect to see me all pinked up for the entire Spring season! As well as being obsessed with all-things pink I’m also completely in love with peach toned makeup products, so definitely let me know in the comments down below if you’d like me to show you how I create a peach version of this look. Definitely make sure you head on over to my YouTube channel to see me apply this look IRL!
Stay tuned for more Spring videos!