Pink eyeshadow: complete guide to avoiding the “Barbie” effect

Often underestimated, pink eyeshadow struggles to enter make-up collections: the fear is always that of getting a “Barbie” look, definitely to be avoided. So here is a complete guide on how to use pink eyeshadow correctly and always get a top look.

How to wear pink eyeshadowPink eyeshadow

Pink eyeshadow is particularly good for those with blue or green eyes, while it tends to darken the brown ones a little unless you focus on a very bright shade. Care must be taken when using pink on the eyes: as well as other colors with red at the base (pink is nothing more than a mixture of red and white) such as purple or purple, even with pink eyeshadow there is the risk of highlighting any redness present on the face, especially around the eyes. Therefore, make sure you cover dark circles and skin discolorations well with a green concealer, to be sure to focus attention on your makeup and not on small defects.

Pink eyeshadow and complexion shadesPink eyeshadow

There are pink eyeshadows and pink eyeshadows: of course, to have a good result, you have to focus on the right shades, otherwise, no shades and no combinations can save your look! Here are some examples of how to choose the right shade of pink eyeshadow based on your complexion color.

Light skin: in these cases, the preferred red shades of pink eyeshadow are the delicate ones, to be used especially during the day. For example, apply pink eyeshadow over the entire eyelid with a flat brush, blend in the crease area, define the edge of the eye with a brown pencil and apply mascara.

Medium skin: for medium complexions with warm undertones it is good to go for light pink eyeshadows but with golden or orange shades, such as salmon or peach. Then, to emphasize the look, blend a brown eyeshadow on the outer corner by dragging it to the crease of the eye. Finish with a swipe of mascara.

Dark skin: you can very well be daring with deeper and darker pink eyeshadows. If your undertone is warm then you prefer shades of orange, if instead, your skin appears more olive or with a cold undertone, it is better to focus on pink eyeshadows with beige or purple reflections. To complete the makeup you can very well blend with deep pink eyeshadow, purple eyeshadow with brown undertones both along the crease of the eye and on the lower eyelid.

Combinations with pink eyeshadowPink eyeshadow

Obviously, there is not only the combination with brown: you can create truly effective looks if you work by creating a sharp contrast with the pink eyeshadow, as happens for example with the black eyeshadow. There are several ways to use these two colors and create fantastic contrasts.

Smokey eyes: the classic black smokey eyes can very well be reinvented by using pink eyeshadow as a highlight. So get a very bright and bright pink eyeshadow: after having done your smokey eyes, proceed by applying it on the inner corner of the eye or blending it on the fixed eyelid just where you finished applying the black.

Cut crease: another way is to create a cut crease style make-up (literally “cut crease”), where the border between the light (pink) and darker (black) eyeshadow is not blended but rather clear and evident. Then apply the pink eyeshadow over the entire eyelid without going beyond the crease of the eye. Then outline the crease and the outer corner with black eyeshadow and blend everything outwards.

A few more tips on pink eyeshadow:

A pink satin eyeshadow is ideal for instantly refreshing your eyes without spending too much time on eye makeup!

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