Pink eyeshadow is definitely a fun color to wear with blue eyes. However, you need to be strategic about your placement and choice of depth, otherwise, it can make your eyes look like you’re suffering from allergy season.
In this post, I connected with a few beauty experts and asked them to provide me their best tips for wearing pink eyeshadow with blue eyes.
The best way to wear pink eyeshadow with blue eyes is to pick warmer shades of pink like nude and soft pinks. Use warm browns on your creases and lash lines. You can also add some shimmer to the center of the lid to make your blue eyes really pop!
Here are some additional tips from the experts:
Try the Natural Look
Stephanie Currais, a makeup artist at Argon Agency, suggests that when you’re thinking of colors for blue eyes, you always want to consider the simple color theory.
For blue eyes, you will be looking for pink shades on the warmer side. These include peaches, nude pinks, and soft pinks. These colors will be placed onto the eyelid to make the blue eye color pop.
For your crease shades, you will be thinking along the same lines, warm browns, and sands. Follow these steps and you’ll always have a look that makes those blue eyes pop!
Here’s What You Need To Do:
- Your crease color goes first, blend from the crease down to the lash line. If you want more definition for the crease you can apply a little bit more shadow in a windshield wiper motion in the crease only but also blending down toward the lash line.
- Your main color will go onto the eyelid, from the lash line to the bottom of your crease. This is your peach, soft pink, or nude pink color and this will be applied in a soft patting motion placing the most product in the center of the lid and blending down toward the lash line.
- To really bring attention to the eyes, pat a small pop of shimmer only to the center of the lid.
Anyone can wear pink shadows, all you have to do is think about the color of the eyes you want to emphasize. In this case, blue will be emphasized by warmer pink shades.
Try the Cut Crease Look
Andrea Claire, a licensed hairstylist and makeup artist with over 30 years of experience. Her clientele includes L’Oreal Paris, Lancôme, Revlon, Dyson, Sephora, and many others. Andrea suggests that a cut crease look works well for people with blue eyes who want to wear pink eyeshadow. The cut crease look is inspired by Twiggy’s 60s signature eye.
To achieve this look, eyeshadow color choice can be from a soft pink wash to a bright neon UV pigment (for a bolder look).
Here’s What You Need To Do:
- Use an angled brush or a colored pencil (try the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Color Pencil in Fuchsia ), keep your eyes open, look directly into the mirror, and apply into your crease.
- At the lash line, I would start with a black or brown eyeliner and then apply your pink eyeshadow. This will give a slight Smokey appeal to it. Use a pencil tip brush for the pink pigment application. This look is especially great with a cranberry shade. Try the FACEatelier Eyeshadow in Ice Burg.
- Apply your eyeshadow with a light windshield wiper motion. If your eyes are deep-set or you have a hidden eyelid, apply to the part of the lid that you see just above the hidden part. This will also create an illusion of bigger eyes.
BTW, I have written a tutorial on how to make deep set eyes look bigger. Check it out if you want to find out more.
Try Graphic Eyeliners
Graphic liners are really having a trendy moment right now and there are so many options. I would recommend a strong color here so it looks fully intentional especially if you are doing scalloped lines or asymmetry. Use a fine liner brush for precision.
Apply with a soft, medium-sized dome brush, dust on the inner and outer corners of the eye leaving the center bare. This soft diffusion of color is versatile from day to night. Try Surratt Artistique Eyeshadow in Ingenue, a glowing pink.