Pink is a color that is more often than not associated with femininity; it’s also the choice for young girls because of the youthfulness and beauty it imbibes. Over the years, the color pink has transcended its usual connotation and is now a color used to stand out and be glamorous in its many different shades, for both women and men who now wear it in shirts and other “manly” articles of clothing.
Just like any other color, pink comes in many different shades. You have hot pink for the funky, baby pink for the girly and many other shades like salmon for those on the unconventional side. For this season, pink and its many different shades form a part of spring 2013′s makeup trends. While we often relate pink to blush, for this coming spring, pink will be used to brighten up eyes may it be through eyeliner or eye shadow.
The easiest way to incorporate any color into your eyes is by taking an eyeliner. Everyone can draw a line so putting on eyeliner is something anyone can learn after a few tries. Wearing eyeliner in pink will definitely make your eyes pop and there are several ways to do this. Take this beauty look at the Donna Karan Spring / Summer 2013 show:
The eyes instantly draw you because of the hot pink liner that was used all around the upper and lower lash lines. Adding more pink, the mascara. If this eyeliner look is too pink then you can use it with eye shadow of a different color.
This look from Chado Ralph Rucci uses pink to break an otherwise monotonous eye make up. Black eye shadow was used to frame the eyes and then a line of hot pink was used to add color. You can use pink eyeliner with a variety of eye shadow shades.
Pink eye shadow
If you want to take pink eyes to the next level then you are best off with using pink as eye shadow. Before you worry about not having an eye shadow in pink, let me tell you that you can use your blush as your eye shadow. This blushing eyes beauty look is what Topshop Unique did for their spring / summer 2013 show.
Despite being a color that’s equated with being feminine, Bihu Mohapatra used pink to create a fierce look for their spring 2013 show. To get this, more pink eye shadow was placed on the lower lash line creating a piercing stare.
Opting for a more avant garde look, Creatures of the Wind used a darker shade of pink on the upper lids and a shimmery white eye shadow on the inner corner of the eyes and also on the lower lash line. The result is a striking look that’s a mix of modern and mod.
Chris Benz spring / summer 2013 went with a more blush-like shade of pink for the eyes but still kept that avant garde vibe going. We are used to using eye shadow over the eyelids that’s why this beauty look really comes across as unique. With pink circling the eyes and then extending to the cheek bones, it truly takes blushing to a whole new level.
How to wear pink eyeshadow: tips
It’s natural to be apprehensive about going for pink eyes but as long as you have the right shade for the look you are going for then you won’t have any problems. If you are going for a soft ethereal look, you are best off with a baby pink or blushing pink shade, just don’t get a shade that washes out with your skin tone. These light shades of pink are also perfect if you want that subtle highlight on your eyes.
For funkier or more striking looks, the best shades of pink would be the ones on the darker side. Fuchsia or magenta are shades of pink that will surely make heads turn. These shades are perfect for eye liner looks and work well with other colors because they won’t get overpowered.
If you still can’t go for all out pink eyes, you can always use a shade that’s not too pink like salmon. It’s a perfect way to start introducing pink into your eye make up.
Feminine or fierce, pink is one color that can be very expressive. These looks are a perfect example of how pink can easily spruce up any beauty look.