Gone are the days when wearing pink eyeshadows, or any pink makeup, was reserved for teenage girls. Pastel pinks with unflattering, chunky glitter pigments have since given way to a wide range of beautiful pink shades in a variety of textures such as pearlescent and metallics. Here, we examine three of our favourite celebrity looks and how you can create them for everyday wear:
Lucy Boynton at the 91st Academy Awards
Created by celebrity makeup artist, Jo Baker, the focus of Boynton’s look was her complexion, and the accents of pink on her lids, cheeks and lips were then applied to complement her skin. “I wanted to focus on glowing skin, to add colour without adding too much,” explains Baker. She used a sheer layer of foundation to even out Boyton’s skin tone before layering on a concealer to neutralise areas that showed signs of redness.
Then, she dusted on an illuminating finishing powder, which Baker refers to as “a powder that isn’t too powdery, with sparkle that doesn’t sparkle too much”.
Gemma Chan at the 91st Academy Awards
If you prefer understated looks, take your cue from Crazy Rich Asians star, Gemma Chan. Arriving at the Oscars in a jaw-dropping Valentino Haute Couture frock, the British actress kept it simple when it came to her hair and makeup. Working with makeup artist to the stars, Monika Blunder, she wore Clé de Peau Beauté makeup to the Oscars, sticking to a mauve-pink palette for her lids, cheeks and lips, with an unexpected emerald green liner.
Julia Garner at New York Fashion Week
Attending the Fall 2019 show of Kate Spade in New York, the 25-year-old starlet stepped out in a lilac ensemble with a bold fuchsia lips painted on by celebrity makeup artist, Hung Vanngo. Her lids were kept almost bare, except for voluminous lashes and a slick of black eyeliner.
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