Hiya! Today I am giving you a soft pink, natural eye makeup look.
The older I am getting, I find myself naturally gravitating more towards the more subtle makeup looks that are softer and less “strong” on the face. Is anyone else feeling this way too?
The lovely, subtle soft pink shade is the focal point of this makeup tutorial in the eyes, lips, and cheeks. I mainly used the Em Cosmetics Divine Skies eyeshadow palette on the eyes and cheeks before creating a soft pink gradient on the lips with Em Cosmetics’ Rose Nude lip cloud as well. Lol, you haven’t noticed already, I’m a big fan of Em Cosmetics.
Here’s the makeup tutorial! Feel free to watch the video, I also have the tutorial written down below for you too 😉
For this look, I already went ahead and used Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in “Golden Ivory 08”, the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in “Custard” for the undereyes and blemishes on my face, and NARS Translucent Pressed Powderto set my makeup.
Lately I’ve been experimenting with different eyeshadow primers because my eyeshadows have been fading quicker with a concealer eye base.
I decided to try out this NYX Eyeshadow Base in White Pearl; the white eyeshadow base is ideal for when you want to create an eye look that’s strongly opaque. Using my finger, I precariously blended it onto my eyelid and brow bone. For my first time using it, I did enjoy how it blended well and my eyeshadows showed up pigmented. I will give my full review on this once I’ve used it a few more times.
On the lower lashline I decided to apply an eye primer with a waxier consistency so that no makeup shifts or moves around throughout the day. Here I used the Lorac Behind the Scenes eyeshadow palette. Sometimes my eyes water and I find myself getting raccoon eyes by the end of the day! Primer on the lowerlashline has helped tremendously.
Now the fun part, woohoo! I have been loving the Divine Skies eyeshadow palette from Em Cosmetics. At first glance it may seem like it’s just a regular palette with dupes you could find in other palettes… But I love the color combinations, and how well that matte brown meshes well all the different rose golds, coppers, and pinks in this palette. Honestly you can come up with creative, different looks eye looks that all look soft, natural, dreamy, and beautiful.
Using the rose gold/coppery shade, I’m going to apply it all over my lid with my finger. Slowly build it up with the middle finger… then blend it with your ring finger so it’s a soft, smokey look. Unfortunately the palette doesn’t list what each shadow is called, so here are pics:
Next, going into the two matte pink shades with a small eye brush, I’m going to start at the outer corner and gently slide the color back and forth. This will bring more depth into the eyes.
Taking a clean blending brush, use a window wiper motion to blend it out.
Using whatever pink eyeshadow is left on the brush, I’m going to use it on my lower lashline to bring the eye look together.
Next, using the rose gold shade, I’m going to apply it to center of my eyelid for more “Oomph!” and shine. Using a small eyeliner brush, I’m also using the same shade to highlight my inner corners.
Taking a brown eyeliner, let’s tightline the upper lashline and also add a smidge to the lower lashline too.
Taking a sharp angled brush, I’m going to create a very soft cat eye using the matte brown shade from the Divine Skies palette. Make the liner thinner at the inner corner of your eyes before gradually make it thicker at the outer edge. To set the eyeliner, I’m also patting in the same brown shade into the lower lashline.
Using my holy grail They’re Real! mascara from Benefit Cosmetics, I’m going to apply it to both my upper and lower lashes. This will create a more open, doll-like look.
Brows, here we come! Taking the Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil in shade #5, I’m drawing small strokes to mimic my natural brow hairs. I’m still trying to perfect this, so it did come out looking a little like chicken scratch… Taking a spoolie, I’m gently brushed it through so the product would be distributed evenly everywhere.
So, a little heads up – My brow hairs are actually darker than the actual brow pencil I used, but I’ve never liked the black strong eyebrow look to match my natural brow hair color. To create a natural, dark brown brow look, I’m going to use the Benefit Brow Gel in shade #5 to connect my actual brow hairs and brow strokes together.
Using my favorite Anastasia Beverly Hills angled brow brush, I’m going to just swipe it from the center to the edge of my brow to triple check if there’s any uneven, sparse areas.
Going back into the pink matte shade from the Divine Skies eyeshadow palette, I will be doubling up and using this as a blush. Using a fluffy pointed blush brush, I’m starting at the center of my cheeks before pulling it diagonally back towards my ear. This will lift my face. I did apply it a little strong at the apples of my cheeks, so I used a circular motion to soften it up.
Next, concealer! We’ll applying this to our lips to create that soft, pink gradient to the lips. I applied it to my cupid’s bow and the bottom center of my lower lip. Blend it out with your finger but keep the center of your lips clean.
Don’t worry if it looks messy because we are going go in with the lovely “Rose Nude” liquid lipstick from Em Cosmetics. This is a flattering color that will suite any skin tone. Applying a little to the center of your lips, blend it carefully with your finger until you get a gradient look. I did overblend it on the lower lip, so I’m applying a teensy tiny bit of concealer again.
False Lashes: This step is optional, because our eye makeup is already done. But if you want more va va voom, go ahead and put on your favorite lashes to complete the eye look. I used the KISS #11 false lashes with DUP lash glue.
Highlight: Using the Becca Moonstone highlighter, I highlighted the bridge and tip of my nose, the cupid’s bow, and the tops of my cheekbones to enhance the highest points of my face.
Setting Spray: And last but not least, let’s set everything with the All Nighter Setting Spray from Urban Decay. If you’re going out, gotta make sure the makeup stays intact!
And we are officially done! Here are some pictures of the full makeup:
Thanks for reading,